Blame it on the weather, or blame it on traffic. I've been really uninspired, and just quite lazy to be honest... to blog, that is. Why? Let me explain.
Remember when I mentioned that 2014 will be the year of change for me (see blog post here)? The biggest change of the year has got to be that I've just recently switched jobs (finally!). I've moved on from Research and Electronics after five long years to Fashion (yay me!). I can now finally say, "I work in Fashion".
I had to muster quite a bit of courage to make the move and I owe it to the tenacity of the headhunter (who introduced me to the job in the first place), for changing my mind when I chickened out. To many, it might not seem to like the best choice, career wise, but I believe and have faith that I've taken the right step towards 'My Mountain'. Yes, my mountain ... no, this is not the same mountain as The Mountain on The Game Of Thrones. Although a part of me really envies the life I had when I had ample time to work on Jillian Undercover, still, I'm really glad I made the jump.
A lot of this came about during a reflection exercise. I was asked this a while back: When someone asks you who are, what would you say? A lot of us would describe our jobs, but is that the person you really are or what you want to say? Of course I knew what to say to describe myself, but the person I was describing was not me. This whole thing really bugged me and to be honest, it made me quite sad.
So, I started working backwards (with the help of several self-help books, seriously, never knew that day would come so soon), penning down what would be my ideal 'Mountain'. My Mountain is my end goal, my day of glory when I can say, "I've arrived".
For me, getting to my mountain meant taking a risk to do something I've always wanted to do. I'm not saying that it has to be the right fit, or the job that I'd e doing for the rest of my life, it is only a step I have to take to reach my end goal. Am I abandoning Research and Electronic altogether? Maybe, maybe not. I don't know what the future holds for me yet. To me, as long as I am clear of what I want to achieve, and what I'm doing is helping me get there, I am on the right track. It's a bonus that I'm loving what I do!
Long story short, what all of this means is that now, I travel a lot further to get to work and have less time for the blog and my DIYs but it's okay. I'm still adjusting to my new-ish lifestyle, but I am keen to get things back on track. I treasure weekends a lot more now, and to me, this is a good thing.
So... Enough of heavy talk, I've got tons of new DIYs planned, some of them actually ready for the blog. I promise to get something up by the end of the week, ok? I'm already getting questions about what I'll be making for Halloween this year. The pressure is ON!
Here's to an awesome week everyone! xx
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