Ever since I finished University at the beginning of May (and graduated on Wednesday, eek!), I've felt a little lost. Obviously, I think this is a natural feeling once you've spent several years of your life invested into achieving something. Once it's over, what do you do now? Alongside this, I also spent the last year doing a big training course at work and again, once that was complete, I've felt a little lost there too, but there are several other gluggs of fuel that have been added to that fire too. I suppose the phrase is 'burnt out' (how LA...). But what it's taught me over all is that if you want success, you have to really work at it. It's never all smooth sailing and you're always going to fall back and make mistakes before you finally succeed.
I've always considered myself an ambitious person. From the age of about 5, I was convinced I was going to become the next Britney Spears! In all honesty, part of me is still convinced, and the fact I can't sing probably doesn't even matter. Snort. I also spent a lot of my teenage years believing I was going to become this great Hollywood actress, but after a big change in my life, I had a bit of a reality check and also figured I didn't want to do something so shallow with my life (that sounds dreadful to anyone who does act, and by no means am I saying it's a shallow profession, I have huge respect and envy for anyone who chooses that path. More so, it's a pretty unstable career and a little 'look at me!'. Probably not the best for me after all). I suppose you could also say I'm a bit of a dreamer...
What I'm trying to get at however, is I'm at a point in my life when, yes, I really do have the world at my feet and whatever direction I choose to go is going to be a long, bumpy road. But all I'm hoping is that wherever life takes me, I succeed and I succeed hugely. Because I can now look back and see how far I've come over the past three years, and how hard I've worked, this past year in particular, I need to really channel that conscientious attitude into something I love. There's no point in wasting your life doing something you don't enjoy. If you have a hard working, passionate, ambitious attitude, channel it in something you're going to love and succeed at.
Who knows where I'll end up in the next few years, or in the next few months. It's going to be hard, I know. Working life and life in general in the UK for anyone under the age of 25 is a pretty dreary prospect, and competition is fierce. I'm beyond terrified and get so anxious and panicky when I think about my future right now. So much so that I have got myself into many of a silly, emotional, anxious state! Regardless though, I feel so prepared to work hard and achieve things that in turn will hopefully help me to achieve the life I've dreamed of. I'm now accepting that you'll never get somewhere unless you try. And try again. And probably a few times after that. Things will all fall into place, as long as you have some faith in yourself and the right attitude.
Wish me luck!?
Have you just graduated? Or have you graduated in the past and offer any advice? What are your ambitions for the future? Have you achieved any successes recently and how was your journey to that success? If you have any advice for anyone potentially reading, or if you have anything you'd like to say, I'd love to hear from you!