My Darling Ladies…
Do you ever really sit and think about what you will spend the rest of your working life doing? Do you know your dream job? Chances are if you are reading this then you either don’t know, need help figuring out, or you know but don’t know how to transition from this life to that one.
How about a plan? Have you made a plan for what you want to do with your career? If not, then now is the time to start thinking about it and making small goals for yourself.
FIGURING IT OUT
When I was about 32 I figured out what I wanted my dream job to be. Some people may call it unrealistic but I honestly feel that if you want something bad enough you can work hard and achieve that dream.
I’ve always had a knack for writing, it’s just something I’ve done ever since I was a little girl. I lost that part of me as I got older. To me, it was never about using my talent to make money but it was just something that made me happy.
It wasn’t until later in life that I started to think more about the things that make me happy and what I wanted for the rest of my life, that I considered writing as a career. Just like movie actors and musicians, becoming a writer is hard work and for some nearly impossible.
But who says I can’t accomplish this? No one except myself. I am the only person who can stop me from following my dreams. And that is the same for you. So again, I will ask, do you ever really sit and think about what you will spend the rest of your working life doing?
IF YOUR ANSWER IS NO, NOW IS THE TIME
Let’s think about the things you did as a child growing up. What did you tell your parents you wanted to be when you were a little girl? Did that dream come true?
Far too often, as we get older and bogged down by life duties, debt, and reality, we lose touch with the things we really wanted out of life. The things that our naive minds fantasized about. It could have been that you wanted to go to space, or you wanted to be a doctor.
Those things are doable. You just have to want it enough to create a path and not let anyone or anything stop you. Not even yourself. Nothing is impossible.
Just think, if being an actress, or a doctor or an astronaut was impossible then how could all the people that have done it, done it? Exactly. If I tell myself that it’s impossible to be a best-selling author then guess what? I won’t be. I’ve already decided in my mind that I couldn’t do it therefore, I’ve set myself up for failure. I’ve created the notion in my mind that what I dream of can’t be done therefore it won’t be.
But, If I tell myself that I can be an author, and I am talented and will be accomplished one day, then guess what? I will be. I’ve already made this possible by believing that I can do it. Now I can put a plan in action and figure out what I need to do to meet my goals.
THE BEST PLAN OF ACTION
Create small goals. Nothing you decide to do in life is done in one step. Neither will be accomplishing your goals. Taking small steps toward your goals will create a path that will be more attainable. And in the end when you look back at all you have accomplished you will see how far you’ve come because of those small steps.
Think of this as taking a walk to your favorite restaurant. One foot in front of the other, one step at a time you will get there. If you stand still you will never go anywhere. The time will pass you by regardless of what you are doing, so take one step, and then another and then another. Eventually you will be sitting at your table and have a full meal in front of you.
The first step for me deciding to follow my dreams was agreeing that I could do it. The second was making a plan and the third was getting my BA degree in English and Creative writing. No, it wasn’t easy, and even at 32 I knew the road would be long but I still wanted to travel it anyway. And three years later, I graduated with my degree.
My next step was attaining my MFA in Creative Writing. This is what I am currently working on. I’ve already written a lot of fiction, nonfiction and poetry and I am working on my second dozen of children’s stories. So, what’s stopping me? Nothing. I will continue to take one step at a time until I reach my destination.
HOW WILL YOU REACH YOUR GOALS?
First, figure out what makes you happy. What are the things you are most passionate about? Once you figure this out, the second step is figuring out what you need to do to start moving in that direction. Do you need a degree? Are there jobs available? Is this something that requires a lot of work? When do you expect to meet these goals?
When you know what you need to do, then you can make a list of small goals that slowly move you closer to your dream.
“ROME WASN’T BUILT IN A DAY”
Whatever you decide to do will take time. Nothing will be accomplished overnight. It will take time, effort, hard work and a little sweat but in the end, it will be well worth it.
Have you ever considered taking the one thing you love and helping other people who love it too? Like a blog…
You see, because writing is the one thing I love most, it’s become a way for me to help other people until I reach my goal. This is yet another step on my path to happiness. This could be you as well.
You can use everything you know about your passion and create a blog with it. I know it’s not your destination, but it is a way to get you started in working with your passion. How can you use your knowledge and help people?
Are there people who are also trying to attain the same goal as you? Maybe sharing your experience as your move toward accomplishing your goals will help others see that there is a way to do this and they could follow your path and reach their goals as well.
In creating a blog, not only do you get to help people, you get to work in your chosen field, and you could monetize your blog and create an income for your future. This doesn’t have to be your end. I encourage you, even if you do decide to start a blog, continue on your path. This is just but a step closer to your dream job.
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Thanks for reading my latest post. I want to hear from you. What’s your dream job? Did you find this post helpful? I hope you have figured it out and can start your journey to your forever dream job. Please drop a comment below. Let me know what you think and what you plan to do on your journey. I will be sure to get back to you.
Until next time ladies…XOXO