This is just one of those blog posts that I happen to be writing at a time when I’ve been off work ill and I’ve just had a horrible argument with my mum, I found no comfort from my phone so I have turned to writing a good old heart felt blog post.
**BE WARNED THIS MAY BE LONG & CHATTY* I WILL ADD PHOTO’S TO MAKE IT MORE INTERESTING!
When I left school and started my apprenticeship I guess I just naively assumed that I would finish my apprenticeship, find a job within the council and enjoy it for at least a good few years! Wrong.
Don’t get me wrong there are some great parts of my apprenticeship: I’ve gained so much great experience, people skills and great knowledge and I’m sure I will continue to do so throughout the next 6 months… But, of course there’s a but, I have recently found myself in a huge blur when it comes to work: I get up in the mornings, get my bus, walk to work, work in between watching the time pass, sometimes slowly and sometimes not, I finish work and then I look forward to getting to the gym so I can sooth my brain from hours of sitting in an office…
That’s my problem, I thought an office job could be for me- answering phones, sending emails, doing paperwork (lots of it) and the list goes on.. but I now feel as though I’m thinking of the office as a prison that I want to escape, a luxurious prison with a kettle, a fridge and comfy chairs but that’s besides the point! My creative side isn’t quite being fulfilled in the way I want it to be and that is what’s making me feel lost.
Although I may now have a plan (I’m not going to share it with you just yet) I still feel slightly apprehensive of what the future holds for me, the unknown and of simply not knowing what I will be doing in 6 months time- but I guess that’s the beauty of life; it’s like a story book, things can change so drastically in one chapter from the next and I guess what I’m trying to say is it’s okay to feel lost, to be scared about the future and to be reluctant to taking a leap of faith!
Out of all the great things that have come from my apprenticeship, The best thing is the direction it has given me, by direction I mean how it has made it clear that I don’t currently want to have an office job and instead I want to do something that allows me to be creative, on my feet and something that allows me to experience a variety of different surroundings!
Soon I am starting a lovely little weekend job in a photography studio called Tiny Feet Photography (you should have a look it’s amazing!) as an assistant and I cannot wait to work in such a creative and colourful studio- engaging with lots of different people and families! I really am excited to have the amazing opportunity to have an insight to another career, one of which I am very interested in and even better It’s something completely different to what I’ve been doing and its definitely not office based!
My advice to myself and anyone else who’s feeling lost or unsure of what they want to do is:
- Don’t be afraid to take opportunities- What have you got to lose?
- Do/aim for something that makes you happy and that you enjoy
- If you are always time watching or wishing time away then you should reassess what you’re doing!
- Remember- You don’t need to have your whole life planned out, sometimes the unexpected things are the best!
I will keep you all updated on my new weekend job, how I’m feeling about the future and also my current apprenticeship!
This has turned out to be a long stream of thoughts but I guess thats what a blog is all about! Hopefully my next post is a little more interesting and a little easier to follow- but for now Goodbye x