Hello ladies, I hope your week is starting well. Today is “Inspirational Monday” and I would like to share some food for thoughts. Today is also a very special day since I just started a new job! A job that, I hope, will help me get closer to my dreams.
Since I left that job in finance 2 years ago, I began my quest for the ideal job. I think it is healthy to make a pause and reflect on your life on a regular basis. I’ve been searching since then by reading books, hiring a coach, going to seminars and conferences etc. And only now am I starting to understand who I really am and what kind of job really fits my personality.
When I was in College, I followed the crowd and believed that if I worked in the most prestigious and high paying job out there I would be happy. Unfortunately, I was not. It took me almost four years to realize how draining that job was. I am a creative person, I like to talk to people and connect with them, I love collaborating and I have an eye for beautiful things: this is not what you would expect from someone working in finance.
If you are a regular reader of Quintessence Parisienne, you know that I have decided to start this blog as a way to share my passion for all things pretty because art and beauty make me happy. The thing is, since then, it’s like I have found myself. I have discovered that I really love digital marketing, that interior design is really something that I should consider as a career and that I should keep on drawing and painting.
I am just a beginner in all of the above mentioned topics but I feel like my life is richer now than it was before. I used to do nothing but work, sleep and watch tv shows but now I have so many passions I don’t know where to begin!
So after many readings, I have decided to set up a goal: I want to live off my passions. I know that this won’t happen overnight but I am convinced that if I visualize my dream properly, set up an action plan and work well I will achieve this goal. And you know what the funny thing is? Even though it sounds like a long way to go, I am finally enjoying the process because now I have a goal and a plan that really is in line with my soul, with the “real me”, not a fantasy of who I should be. All I have to do now is to follow through and not give up.
It takes courage to follow your dreams. A lot of people would be scared of leaving a high paying job for something so uncertain. But I am convinced that happiness only comes from being true to yourself.
For the coming weeks / months, I hope to share with you my journey toward my goal. In the meantime, I would love to hear about your goals and your dreams! Please share your thoughts below in the comments or on facebook, twitter or instagram. I would love to hear from you!
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