Monday, 21 March 2016

IM EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE!!



So I understand that my previous post was a little…pessimistic . But to be honest it was written at a dark moment. I’m not saying that I still don’t stand by everything I’ve said before, however, I did think that I needed to make a redeeming post. It’s just basically me making up for the small, tiny,  microscopic ounce of hope that might of died when reading my earlier post.

After I finished writing my first post I realised that as much as everything I said was true, its still up to me to decide my future. I can still be in control of my own life, my own success, so why should I let them take that from me? They can take my time, and even my youth but they cannot take my integrity, my determination to achieve what i want. 

I sat down with my team last night and we did a little self assessment exercise. We wrote down everything that we believe will help to be successful and we came up with words like determination, focus, integrity, passion, patience etc, and we rated ourselves from 0-10 on each of those things. At first I was a little skeptical because everyone knows I hate talking about myself. But looking back at it I’m starting to think its almost healthy to take a look at yourself in the mirror every now and then and just really evaluate yourself. Self-awareness plays a very crucial role when it comes to self growth and being able to truly understand yourself. Self-acceptance is the next stage. But this isn’t a ‘How To Love Yourself’  article, im getting off topic, ha!

But in all seriousness, I really am looking forward for the future! Im so excited and I couldn’t keep it all to myself.

My point in all this is that as I was assessing myself, I noticed that I’m not really doing everything  I can to achieve my ultimate goals in life, to be honest im just sitting around complaining about all the things wrong with life instead of reminding myself with all the things going right, and all the things I should be thankful for. The truth is, we’re all screaming at the top of our lungs for a future we don’t really want to work for. Opportunity will not just come knocking on our door one day, that’s not how it works. We have to create our own luck, We have to hold on to our backbone and never allow anything stop us until we can finally look back and say “I did it.”. We call it BEASTMODE!!!!!


So keep smiling, the future is bright. J
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

LIFE DOESN'T ALWAYS GO AS PLANNED




Life doesn’t always go as planned. Two years ago I thought I’d be starting university and interning at a news firm/magazine office – the perfect beginning to a perfect future. But here I am, two years later struggling to even attend my lectures and working part time at a call centre that has absolutely NOTHING to do with my area of speciality. Ha! So good for that ‘perfect future’.

The truth is, times have changed and our future can no longer be entirely planned out like before. Jobs no longer require just degrees, its all about how ‘experienced’ you are. I know a guy who holds a masters degree in medicine but works full-time at a restaurant because he cant seem to land a decent job in his field of degree!

Because of this, I feel like I’ve lost my desire to actually stay in education. Unless I miraculously land a job as a writer/journalist at a newspaper firm its going to be a complete waste. Which is sad, because I love writing. I remember when I was young I use to have this burning passion for writing, I used to own a diary from the age of 8 and I use to report back on how my day went at the end of each night. And if nothing interesting had happened that day I would write short stories - mainly horror ( don’t ask why) and sometimes type it up and send it to my friends to read. Ah, the good ol’days.

 I’ve always had this vision of me having my own column at a newspaper and have people reading my section every week. I would make people think about whats really going on in the world and just stimulate people’s brain cells every now and then. But that  vision just keeps running further and further away….


I came across a tweet the other day written by a young girl, around the same age as me and it stuck with me, she said “How do you convince upcoming generations that education is the key to success? When they are surrounded by poor graduates and rich criminals.” And I can’t seem to stop thinking about it. It’s just so accurate, so raw, and most importantly, it confirmed that I wasn’t the only one who thought that, and that I wasn’t just making it all up in my head. Because it’s the truth. It’s my truth. It’s our truth.

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