Are you unsure of what to do with your life? Do you have a mind blowing list in your head of things you want to achieve? People get so worried about their futures and what they will achieve and especially how they will achieve it. Many people naturally have the get up and go, others have to force themselves to find it. There are ridiculous amounts of people out there dreading getting up in the morning going to their jobs that they absoloutely hate, working with people that they have no connection with and that they loathe. My friend has had countless amounts of jobs each of which she dislikes the tasks as well as her co-workers but financially she has to stick out these jobs for lengthy periods to cover her living expences however this isn’t the end for her and it isn’t the end for anyone who is in the same position.
Achieve your Dreams
If life is not quite going to your plan or if you seriously just do not know what to do with your life, first thing is to get out there and speak to as many people as possible, draw attention to ambitious people, by surrounding yourself with people who want to achieve all their dreams it will boost your confidence. We spend most of our days day dreaming about what we want to do- now take your head out of the clouds and realise where you are and what your situation is right now and what can you do at this minute to change it- well already your reading a blog that may or may not inspire you.
If you are bored of your one full time job have you thought about changing your job to part time and finding a second part time job that you can easily enjoy- you will meet more people and perhaps get ideas about what you want to do. In the meantime start looking for clubs or events you may want to go to, dance classes, workshops and other evening or weekend activities. Doing more things keeps your mond active and focused. The busier you become the more you will want to do. My Aunty taught me “Never ask someone for a favour who doesnt do much because they will say they dont have the time always ask a busy active person because they always seem to find time for others in their busy schedule’.
I hope this has helped you find the start to a little get up and go and will put you on the express to achieving your dreams. Below I have written about all the things I have done in order to become constantly content and driven, they are only small things but they have kept me busy for the last 23 years. I would love to hear about your stories of taking a new step to achieving your wildest dreams.
From the beginning
Starting from 2010 going backwards I have started an ebay business selling anything new I can get my hands on from my familys market trading business at http://stores.ebay.co.uk/rehabclothing
- neon gloves
When I am not selling neon golves, figure shapers, clothes, shoes with wheels in and blankets with arms. I work on a market stall with my Auntie, Uncle and Dad.
I also am the promoter for my Mum’s new tea room located in Tonbridge, Kent called Enchanted Bakery. She sells all types of homemade food but her speciality is cakes and the tasty cupcakes are always available for purchase in the shop or online at www.enchantedbakery.com
I have recently returned from 10 months travelling Australia, Thailand, Laos and New Zealand in which I experienced some amazing things. I met wonderful people and learnt so much more.
I went White water rafting, Deep sea diving, Sky Diving, Bunjy Jumping, Doghnutting, rock climbing and much much more.
I worked whilst travelling in a fish and chip shop some days and in a dive shop or on a dive boat. I got a few free dives too. I also volunteered in Koh Lanta, Thailand looking after poorly treated animals on the island. http://www.lantaanimalwelfare.com/
Before I went travelling I was running an ebay business and working the markets with my family. Not long before this I was in partnership on a womens clothing boutique called rehab in my hometown Tonbridge.
The boutique was becoming a thriving business as we began to get well known for great fasion plus we were sponsoring last years Miss England ( Katrina Hodge) after winning Miss Tunbridge Wells http://www.facebook.com/pages/Katrina-Hodge/52164591791?ref=ts
. However before I had a real chance to make the business a huge success the partnership fell apart and my business partner bought me out and that is when I decided to travel- I realised I had owned 2 of my own businesses (ebay as well) at the age of 22, I had put in 7 days a week and I thought “unless I travelled now, I may never get another chance as I will be too wrapped up in working”.
Before I went into partnership on Rehab the boutique, I was working at several different markets with my family. I was also working in my local bar. I was working sometimes over 40 hours a week as I had spent most of my savings from a child on a 6 week trip to Ecuador in South America to do wildlife and rainforest management conservation . I lived basic, learnt Spanish, taught Spanish and received a TEFL (teaching english in foreign languages). I also got my Emergency First Aid response certificate.
I got to meet great like minded people and came into contact with many mammals.
Before visiting the rainforest I was constantly volunteering with the Kent Wildlife Trust eduacting young children about wildlife and pond life etc www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk I was regularly donating to KWT and RSPB as well as friends of the earth. I also volunteered with Clean Kent Campaign.
I volunteered, worked at the market, did a bit of ebay selling and worked in the bar all whilst studying at West Kent College and the University of Greenwich. I studied BA Media Communication and Cultural studies. The course taught us indepth about the different forms of media such as Video making, filming, editing, vox pops, radio editing/production/ creative entrepreneurship, journalism, web design, desk top publishing, cultural studies, scriptwriting and religious themes in science fiction. I missed my graduation as I was in Ecuador.
I studied for three years and kept working throughout. I took six weeks off my second year to do Touring pantomime with Chaplins panto company in which I played a lead part in treasure island on a paid basis including accomodation. It was the first time I got to venture North around most of the Shires. We toured all over miles and miles apart. We did 40 shows in total, often 2 a day. I would get my assignements online and post them into the uni complete. It was a great experience.
During university I would often visit shows on television and be in the audience just to get an idea of the media world. I spoke on Channel 5 the wright stuff with guest star Chris Tarrant. I also starred in make me a supermodel extra, I dressed up in a tango dress and tangoed on live television on a stage. I visited the Graham Norton Show, The Sharon Osbourne show, 1 Vs 100 where I met and got a picture with Dermot ‘O’ Leary. I started off going to TRL shows in Leicester Square. I enjoyed visiting television shows and learning how production works.
At the end of the 2nd year at Uni I did a Acting for the scr een and presenting for the screen course at Three Mills Studios in London with the presenter of I BUY. We practiced Vox pops, autocue, interviews and ad lib. I really enjoyed this experience especially the vox pops around Leicester Square and got a couple of showreels from it.
When I was doing my A-Levels I worked but was also part of the schools community when it came to the arts. I involved myself in the dance and drama events in and out of school. I played funnily enough a great role as Toto from wizard of Oz which was highly rated in the local paper.
Throughout school I got involved in as many things as I could- Dance and Drama club, school productions (Guys and Dolls). Outside of school I played GOD as a final performance after a weeks long workshop at Rose Brufords performing arts college.
I have got a degree, Been travelling and owned a great fashion Boutique. Now I want to move forward and achieve more things. I am studying Music management, web design, SEO and google analytics at home whilst doing the ebay, markets, gym, mums shop, designing web sites and Tuesday night street dancing classes. I want to be a music manager, I want to again own my own boutique and I also want to become a presenter.
Many people believe they have to find one thing they like and stick to it- which for some people this is good enough. However I am never satisfied with sticking to one thing- I get things done but I always have to be thinking of the next ‘idea’ or new thing I can achieve. Maybe you are like me and your mind wonders and you do so many different things that sometimes you can get lost, when I get those days I feel a bit down but I find a focus whether its ebay or meeting with friends to speak about other things. I am happy doing many things. If you have more than one plan for the future or if theres several things you want to do but cant choose- have a go at them all- achieve all your dreams- Whatever they may be