Be your own Inspiration


If you've seen my last post you'll know that I'm going through a big change.
I've left my full-time typical teacher type job, to follow my artistic interests in craft, music, and drama.

To learn a little more about the big change you can read my last post here.

When I wrote that post I was on the biggest high. Coming to the realisation that I could choose to do the things that I love with my life was liberating.

In the past I've had mostly negative responses to wanting to follow any sort of non-typical job. I've heard suggestions that its inferior, not financially viable, a waste of type, even a joke - those kinds of comments from strangers, colleagues and even people you love can plant the most resilient seeds of doubt.
I got it in my head that I was looking for some sort of response to tell my what to do, but after months of hearing disapproval I realised I obviously wasn't looking for the answer, because everyone was telling me what they thought I should do, and I wasn't satisfied. What I wanted to hear was

"That sounds great, go for it!"

I just wasn't hearing what I wanted to hear, and on reflection I'd already known what I should do for a long time. The only thing holding me back was me. I think it's great to seek advice or support, but when you feel passionate about something don't let what other people think hold you back.

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong"  - Ella Fitzgerald.

I'm embarking on a brand new chapter in my life, and I couldn't be happier. My advice to you is embrace passion, go for your goals, and be your own inspiration.

Do you have a dream job? Have you taken the plunge, or are you thinking about it? 
Let me know in the comments.


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