Hello Beautiful Readers!!
I apologize for being MIA for the last couple of months or so. I’ve had an eventful summer because of spontaneous trip to the motherland after ten long years and I’m starting to have an eventful autumn because I’m getting back into the grind of work and trying to establish myself career – wise.
As you all know, it’s the the season where students of all ages are getting back to school after an eventful summer. As for some us that are done school, the rest of us are either starting their dream job at a high ended – organization, searching for their dreams and/ passions, or they are just confused in what direction they should take in terms of establishing themselves.
Do you remember when before you discovered your favourite hobby (whether learning to play your favourite instrument, learning a new genre of dance, etc.) and you couldn’t get enough of it? As a result, you got addicted to your favourite hobby. However, as time flies, life gets in the way and we barely have time to stick to our hobbies.
So recently, ever since I graduated university, I’ve been on this pathway on reigniting myself and I’ll be really honest with you, this has probably been the scariest step that I have taken. However, they say that sometimes the scariest decision could either make you or break you. Here are a few things that I’ve learned from being on this pathway.
1) You won’t know until you try
Back when I was I getting really anxious about life after graduation, I was lamenting to a couple of close friends of mine how everyone that I know pretty much has their life set up and I’m currently in the dead ends. When good friend of mine (you know who you are) tried to keep me sane, he asked me about what my passions were and I told him what I was into. As my friend made the suggestion on how I can turn my passion into a career, I actually took that suggestion into consideration and somehow followed through with it. So if you friends have a unique suggestion, take into consideration.
2) Find things that could benefit you in the future
Ever since I graduated university, I have been looking into some post grad certificate programs in various colleges that could potentially benefit me in the future. As I looked into these post grad programs, I could actually see myself making a career out of these post grad programs. Furthermore, I also learned that having the right connections (family or friend) could also potentially help you in the future. If you’re around the right things at the right in the right moment, your future will be just right.
3) Change is for the best.
You remember that saying, “If a woman gets a haircut, she’s making a big change in her life.” (If you don’t remember, well now you all know :P) Whether it’s changing your hair to an outrageous colour or trying to make minuscule impacts on individuals, just remember that not all changes are bad. Some changes can put you at an advantage
4) Never Settle.
As most of you guys know, I’m very picky (which can either mean it can be a good thing or bad thing). So not only I’m on this path of reigniting myself but I was also on a path of loving myself and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, is that when you love yourself so much, you refuse to settle for less or let anyone walk all over you. From what I’ve learned from never settling for less, being picky can be a good thing.
5) Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
So do you remember when you made a vow to yourself that you wouldn’t do anything crazy or impulsive? Whether if it’s having a summer fling or stepping into a foreign country after so long and living there for 3 weeks, these crazy and impulsive decisions can help you get out of your comfort zone and can possibly benefit you in the future.
If there’s one way I can describe this path of reignition, there is a lot of self discovery and self – love involved.
This is Shoma Mathew signing off reminding you to REIGNITE!