A Honest Outlook on Life

Sometimes, you just need to sit down, take five minutes and type what’s on your mind. For me, I’ve got to the point where every day, after work, seems the same, I feel as though my mind has lost creativity and is relentlessly seeking adventure, spontaneity and excitement.

Browsing Instagram, watching YouTube videos/vlogs and scrolling LinkedIn profiles probably does not help this situation, as we all know, social media is a powerful tool. It makes me wonder what I am doing with my life, and why the only part of my life I have worked towards is my awesome job in the industry I strive to be successful in.

Outside my career path, I always give up on personal aspirations, sometimes before I have even started them. I’ll be honest, I’m a shy person, a perfectionist and always afraid of being judged. None of these factors help my stop start life, but I’m at a point where I’m over this and want to show my true personality, the real me and what I’m capable of.

I’ve recently come to my senses, and realised that it’s not about comparing myself to others, yes, people can be an inspiration and that’s great, but I need to concentrate my efforts solely on me. Comparing my life with others is a slippery slope, and it’s one I do my best to avoid, but we all do it, regardless of how unhealthy we know it can be. One person’s success is different to another’s, I believe there is no definition of success, it’s a personal perception. The positive aspect of all this is that despite the comparisons, I know what I want and that I can achieve it. Plus, the passion inside of me is strong and can only be injected into the future ahead.

I think that what I want to say in this post is that I am ready for 2018, and want to turn things around. The countless aspirations that are inside of me want to be freed and now is the time to do it. Hitting the age of 24, it occurred to me that now is the right time to conquer my dreams.

There are many times I ask myself, why did you stop blogging at 16? Why did you stop singing? Why didn’t you do the beauty course you always wanted to do? Isn’t it too late to start now? The list goes on, but sometimes you need to reel it in, stop and think who you are, where you came from and what you’ve achieved. I am only 24, I know deep down I have done well for myself so far and that with my inner motivation to be happy in what I do, things can continue improving.

Laura

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