Hello Friday! Honestly, until a few years ago, I used to live to make it to Friday so that I could pass out for two whole days without having to explain why I am not moving a muscle or doing anything productive. I wasn’t even allowed the weekends off during school because if it wasn’t school during weekdays, it was tuitions and mock tests in the weekend, and honestly, I could not catch a break.
College was a lot more lenient in that department. I studied very little, put in even less work and I still managed to score good grades because the entire system of education based on what you can remember is a load of garbage. That’s right! I’m calling the bullshit out on the notion that you’re only as good as the number of hours you spend studying. Know why I did well in spite of putting in very little effort? Because I was majoring in something I actually like.
Speaking of doing things that I actually like, this week was a huge wake-up call because I realized that I settled for way less. Maybe initially it was okay because I had to learn the chops but now I just feel as though my skills aren’t being put to good use, and more importantly, I am not getting the appreciation I deserve for all the effort I put into my work, even though it’s not my niche.
The whole point of getting myself to work as a content writer was to learn how to improve my writing skills, but I ended up working in a completely different niche as an academic writer and over one year into the job, I’m just not feeling it anymore. It’s not giving me the freedom I need to be able to grow outside of it, and that’s not what I want my life to be about.
See, our lives are too short for us to be doing things for safety or comfort instead of doing them for happiness. I choose happiness over comfort. I choose running after my goals over running after money. And if that means starting all over again just because I want to do something that I am actually passionate about, then I’m ready to embrace this change.
It could be a good thing because I’ll have the much-needed time to work on my new and upcoming projects. Maybe it’s the push I need to step out of my comfort zone once again and see what else life has in store for me. I haven’t even begun to explore what this world has to offer, yet. I can’t be tied down by things like a job that I don’t feel right in anymore.
We can’t spend our entire lives doing things that we don’t feel right in. So I’m taking charge of my own life again. I’m making stupid decisions and I don’t know if they’ll land me in trouble but it’s my life and I’m pretty sure I’ll make peace with whatever I choose. Let’s see where this goes, right?
What lesson did you learn this week? Let me know in the comments below! Or better yet, grab a notebook and join me on this journey to self-discovery this month!
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