When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a nurse. Or was it a dancer? Perhaps, a policewoman? I'm not 100% sure to be honest. If I were to ask my parents if they could remember what it was I wanted to be when I was a child, I am sure they would have no idea because I know myself that it changed all the time.
This is still the case, even at this age. But the fact of the matter is, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I have dreams, I have ambitions and I am very driven. But I am my own worst enemy. I never think that I will succeed at it,so what's the point in chasing it?
Even when it comes to blogging. I would love for my Blog to be my career, but now every Tom, Dick and Harry as a blog - including their dog - so it sometimes feels pointless. I will give up for a while and then remember why I write this blog, because I bloody love it. So perhaps I should keep chasing my blogging dream. Focusing on my passion for beauty and fashion more.
Speaking of fashion, I actually studied Fashion Design and I have an Honours Degree in it. I know, I am such a clever-clogs. Looking back, I am starting to think I should of perhaps studied Fashion Marketing instead because I knew I wanted to do something with Fashion, but at the time I wasn't sure of what my options really were. Don't get me wrong, I loved every minute of it but only now I realise I perhaps should of done something else within the fashion world. I met some amazing people along the way and I now know how to thread a sewing machine. Yep. I am that talented. Obviously, I wouldn't change anything I did in the past because I am a believer of the cliche - everything happens for a reason.
Whilst studying, I worked in fashion retail and quickly moved up the ladder. I planned to work my way in to the head office and work in the design department. That was the right career path that I had planned, or so I thought. At the time, I really loved my job and the company that I worked for, but I started to lose who I was as a person and just got stuck in a rut. I had no idea that I hated the job and what it was doing to me until I had a big wake up call that scared me half to death. So I knew I needed to get out and find myself again.
During my time out from working, I had considered becoming a teacher because I can see myself being an amazing guidance councillor to teenagers. I also looked in to working in the city art gallery as a curator because I feel so at peace when I am in an art gallery or museum and I would love that so much. I also considered beauty or cosmetics - even though I have no background in beauty other than my little blog. So basically, I looked at quite a few options. But I really wanted to see what would happen if I applied for the cosmetics job that was advertised, and guess what? I got it.
I now have a job in cosmetics and I am so happy again because I feel like myself. All the girls that I work with are amazing and they accepted my sassy sarcastic humour straight away and felt like I fitted in instantly. Now, I find that my work/life balance is far better and I actually have time for my blog, my friends and my family, but most importantly, I have time for myself again. That is the most important thing.
Is current career might not be the “Dream Career” but hey, I am willing to stick this out and see if I can turn it in to a dream come true. So far? So good.
What is your “Dream Career”? Or have you found yours already?
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