Thoughts on... Self belief & being in charge of your own future!

October 16, 2013

I often struggle with the fear of not achieving what I want out of life...

I used to describe myself as ''A whirlwind of dreams and Ideas that may or may not amount to anything''

Dreams don't just happen, you have to work hard to achieve them. I'm always full of ideas and I don't often see them through to the end, but things are starting to change. I've changed my mindset and I'm becoming more proactive. If I could give any advice to dreamers it would be to stop planning and start doing! 

The first thing I did to kick start my 'pro-activism' was to start my blog :) It compels me to post and write regularly about subjects that interest me. My last post on Feminism was retweeted by Elle magazines content director which completely made my week as one of my goals is to apply for the Elle intern programme next summer. It may not have been a big deal to the content director but it felt a little pat on the back that I needed, to say I'm on the right track. 

Nowadays whenever I have an interesting thought or idea I act on it straight away rather than put it to the back of my mind. However since starting Uni I'm starting to find balancing everything/life a little overwhelming, but I'm confident I'll get into the swing of things soon! Hence, not so much blogging recently.  Im also looking out more for opportunities to get my work out there, like competitions & keeping my eye open for interesting talks; like the Hearst Magazine Editors Talk thats coming up.
I think if your in a bit of a rut just set your self a little project and give yourself a deadline and realistic goals. I did this over summer by doing a portrait series, as it had felt like forever since I had been creative. And lastly I made my own career scrapbook as a little reminder to myself of where I want to go in life. I ripped out inspirational articles, stuck in fave quotes and even made little collages of the cities I want to live in! It might be a bit geeky but it helps to keep me motivated. I'll show you my Scrapbook in my next post along with tips on how to start your own.

I hope you enjoyed reading and didn't find it too self indulgent! But mainly I hope it helped spur on your own ambitions. 

R, x