Every morning I wake up, automatically- I check my social media (it’s a habit I’m trying to break), but this week- I’m so glad I did, because good old Facebook Memories kindly reminded me that it’s been exactly a year since I launched my blog- how time flies!
I remember when I first launched my blog- I was at such a loss for what I wanted to do with my life.
I’d just graduated with a Fashion Marketing degree, and anyone who’s studied or tried to work within the Fashion industry can vouch for me just how hard it is to get a role within the industry without any experience, and of course- nobody wants to give you that experience.
I was sitting at the desk of an admin job I didn’t enjoy. It wasn’t working within Fashion or Beauty- or in-fact anything I was passionate about at all. It wasn’t something I saw a future in, and it definitely wasn’t anything to do with what I’d studied. So I logged onto word-press, set up my blog, made a quick Missguided order and started tapping away at my keyboard. And thank god I did!
My first blog post I ever wrote, ‘The Reality of Being a Graduate’– got a really great response (P.S if you go look at it- please excuse the photography- CRINGE! I did my best), so I thought I’d check back in one year on- and share my top three tips after leaving school or graduating in the hope that maybe a few of you are able to relate, or it’ll even comfort just one of you guys who was before feeling a little lost!
So here goes…
Tip 1: you don’t have to have your life together by the age of twenty one. Seriously- you don’t.
I’m not sure if it has anything to do with social media making everyone feel an immense pressure to have their ‘forever job’ by twenty one and be earning 30K- but this is something I hear so much. From myself, to my friends, and from my Twitter feed too. Why do we all feel like we have to have it all together so young?
It might take a few wrong jobs, it might take earning a little less for a little longer to where you wanna be, it might even take a lot longer than you expected to have any idea at all of what you want to do- but its all part of the journey.
Besides- once you know, you’ll be doing it forever!
Tip 2: Chase dreams, not dollar.
Easier said than done- I know, but for me, salary isn’t worth compromising my happiness.
There’s nothing better than getting a buzz out of what you do; something that gives you drive, allows you to progress into your future goals and excites you, is invaluable- especially while you’re young, when we’ll have less bills now than ever- so try to utilise this time to find something that you genuinely enjoy.
Anyone who tells you ‘it’s only work’ is in denial. You spend the majority of your life at work (that’s a slightly depressing thought’) so we better make sure we enjoy what we do! Like they say, do a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.
Tip 3: If you want to do something, just go for it!
This is my no1, top tip of all time. If you wanna do something- just go for it!
We always regret the things we don’t do more than the things we do. There’s nothing worse than looking back and wishing you would have given something a go. So if you have a passion, conventional or not- just give it a go!
The sky is the limit if you want it to be- so don’t be that person looking back when it’s too late wishing you would have chased your dreams.
What are your top tips on finding your dream job? Please leave them in the comments below!