hey gang, it’s been a while. So the first month of 2018 is almost over. I love January as everyone is so up beat, and ready to kick ass with it being a new year. For me 2018 was always meant to be a kick ass and get shit done kinda year. 2017 started okay for me, then went tits up then ended shitty again. However I picked myself up and told myself to told letting the situations that make me so sad affect me and finally make a change!
So here we are almost at the end of January, I’ve got myself a new job in a field I’ve been itching to enter for some time now. I’ve left a job I’ve not been happy in for some time, I’ve made some travel plans for the year, I’ve got exciting trips planned, and I of course got my shit together. It’s safe to say I got far too comfortable in the job I was in despite being un-happy. You kinda get to a stage where you know you need to find a new job, but you end up finding yourself not pushing yourself to go of it. I doubted myself, I have anxiety when it comes to anything to do with selling myself, despite actually being really good at prepping interviews and doing interviews. But I think for me giving myself the push of finally saying “No I don’t deserve to feel like this everyday” so I took the jump. And I honestly couldn’t be any prouder of myself for landing a new job and pushing myself for it.
I think from my previous experience I really want to get across to people that if a job makes you unhappy or you feel like you’re being wasted there, leave. You won’t regret it. You should be in a role that motivates you and allows you to develop not belittles you and makes you feel like you’re not good enough daily. You should be surrounded by mentors/managers that want to encourage and support you.
Don’t stay in a job for the money, be in a job for a passion and motivation to do something with your life.
These shots were taken by the lovely Yasmina at July Journal (@julyjournal)