Knowing what to do with your life is one of those unavoidable questions, no matter what age you are, it’s inevitable that at some point you will be poised with this very question: what do you want to be when you grow up? From a young age the questioning begins and as you get older they pop up more often then you would like. I’ve always been very headstrong, even from a young age, and I paved out my career and future with backup plans and B options as it felt reassuring knowing that I didn’t have to worry about what path to take. Although my career option was never fully understood by people at school, I remained determined and even after years of part time retail work, a stint in the beauty industry and work at a software development company, I landed a job that answered all that young aged planning and put me slap bang in the industry I’d only ever dreamed of being in.
That being said, although it can be daunting not knowing what you want to do with your life or what career is right for you, it can be just as intimidating landing your ‘dream job’ and feeling like it doesn’t fit right. Don’t get me wrong I love my job but when I look forward to the next 20 years I feel myself reverting back to that age old question ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ Is this a place where I can pave a future, a career and a possible family or are the statistics of everyone undergoing three major career changes throughout their life true? How do you know if what you are doing is right for you yet how do you find the courage and support to drop it all for a change of heart when you can’t be 100% sure that making change is for the better?
You are always told to following your dreams and never limit what you can achieve but with bills to pay, London life only ever increasing in price and a world map full of opportunities, it can feel impossible to know what to do next. Can you ever feel 100% satisfied day in and day out or should you take an average of the bad and good and settle on where you are now? I feel so inspired by the people around me that I constantly question myself, learning to never settle isn’t always a bad thing and having the strength to change should only make you stronger…right?