She Started A Blog
As someone who refuses to live life with regrets, I trust my instincts when I feel the need to pursue something new and switch things up. It feels odd, though, having this urge about my career in my mid-twenties. So what am I going to do about it? Start a blog!
Throughout our childhood, we are told to dream big and that if we try hard enough we can become whatever we want to be. A doctor, an astronaut, a firefighter, a teacher … the list goes on. It never really mattered which one you dreamed about becoming, as long as you found one to pursue. And that right there is where my problem began - I was feeling pressure to choose a single profession that would define me as a person for the rest of my life.
So what did I choose? To be completely honest, I'm pretty sure I kept giving people any response I felt like they wanted to hear. I thought less about what I enjoyed doing and more about what sounded impressive - more specifically I knew I wanted to be seen as a smart, strong, successful female so I found career paths that reflected this image. Naturally, this was the course my educational and professional careers took.
Did I like what I studied in school? Definitely!
Do I like the job I landed after paying for two degrees? Most days, yes.
Am I happy? Tricky question.
Recently I’ve been shocked by my own thoughts surrounding my career and about my future. When you are young your thoughts are very linear – go to school, get a job, have a family, live life. Well, I went to school (twice), I’ve had a few jobs, I’m happily in a relationship…so…is this it?
Is this it…why at the age of 26 am I questioning my life to think this is all it has in store for me? I do not regret anything and I sure as hell am not about to start feeling like I am settling in life.
This is what got me thinking about being young and having to pick that one thing - that single profession that defines me. With those ambitions in life to become a strong and successful woman, I chose a career path that was intellectually stimulating and something that didn’t come to me so naturally. What can I say – I like a challenge. Looking back now, though, I wonder what my career path could’ve been if I had followed passion over ambition.
So, as of today, I am deciding to ignore the fact that I should define myself by one thing. I am choosing to stop worrying about what it might look like for me to explore a less conventional path in life. I am committing to myself to have an escape from my daily routine. I am deciding to start a blog. By following my passion to do something creative and share it with the world, I hope to open my mind and change it into thinking “THIS IS IT!”
So, everyone, welcome to my blog!