It’s the 7th April now – we’re four months into the year and I’m no closer to achieving any of my 2018 New Year goals. Instead I’m still eagerly chasing them; with dwindling motivation and loss of enthusiasm. But how do I deal with this funk?
I had such high hopes for 2018 that I’m starting to think maybe I was being a tad too optimistic. But I’ve always been a believer of aiming high, so I’m not about to stop now. By writing this blog post I’m hoping I can find my mojo and get back into my groove and maybe inspire you guys to get back into yours to – just in case you’re also feeling a bit lack lustre.
My main goal for 2018 was to change my career and take steps towards the industry I feel inspired and passionate about. I want to work within media and marketing but cannot find a way in. I’ve been job hunting since the start of the year but with no success I’m starting to feel a little deflated. One of the problems I have is that I don’t really know the best way to go about it, or how I can begin to work towards a career of this kind?
The one thing I do know that helps push me in the right direction is creating content that I love for my blog and other social media platforms, Instagram especially. But as I’ve spoken about in the past, I often find it difficult to nail a healthy work/life balance. I’ve struggled to find time for my passions; blogging and creating content over the first few months of the year.
My work has been incredibly busy and stressful and therefore has taken a lot of my energy. When I do find the time to get my creative juices flowing again and create some content I get completely sucked in and remember how much I love writing, editing and styling. I then become frustrated that I don’t have more time and energy to give.
So, in order to change this vicious cycle and make some positive and effect steps towards my goal I need to make a step by step plan…
Firstly, I’m going to ensure continue searching for jobs on a weekly basis and apply for any I find that interest me and are suitable. Secondly, I’m going to assign one night per week to writing blog posts and one evening or day at the weekend to taking photos whether that be for a flat lay style post or an outfit shoot. Thirdly, I’m going to seek advice from individuals in the industry I’m interested in. Lastly, and possibly most importantly I’m not going to give up and I’m not going to continue to be disheartened.
This week I’m turning 21 and as far as I’m concerned that’s still young, I have plenty of time to get my shit together, even if I thought I might be closer to doing so than I am. Having written down all of my thoughts, I do feel motivated again and ready to continue chasing my goals.
Thank you for reading today’s brain dump and if you have any advice for me it would be greatly appreciated!
Have a great weekend lovelies, lots of love