It’s time I come clean.
I’ve had these plans with me for a few months now, and I’d always been too scared to communicate these particular thoughts and feelings into a blog post. For the most part, I’ve been very honest with regards to my opinions on different matters; however, in this case, it’s proven to be difficult for me to open up.
For the past few weeks, I’d been hammering into my mind that if I were to open up to my sea of incognito followers, then all of my incessant worries would disappear and everything would seem to fall into place. So, here I go.
Now.. where do I begin?
The Initial Inclination
A few months ago, I became vocal about wanting more to my life. I talked about quitting my job come February, and I talked about not truly knowing where my life would be heading towards.
While I wasn’t intentionally lying about not knowing where my life was headed, I wasn’t completely honest. Come February, I’ll be leaving my current job at the GP Surgery to travel across South East Asia. Now, I know you may all be thinking that I’ve become the typical backpack traveller with the mindset of ‘discovering yourself’. Although it is true to a certain degree, I oppose of this statement for the fact that I have no intentions of coming back to the UK unless I fail and run out of money. In other words, I have a one-way ticket to South-East Asia, and an insistent mindset that my plans and aspirations will follow through in time.
For the past year, I have been saving up and scraping all of the spare change that I have in order to build a lump sum of money that will help me to live on the other side of the world for 1-2 years. During this period, I will be travelling slowly across different countries of interest while making attempts to build a sustainable living. I have my mind set on this, and I’m going to give it my all. I know that there is more to me than settling for a mediocre job that doesn’t fulfil my underlying interest and devotion to creative design and personal development.
So what about WordPress?
While some of you may be rolling your eyes and assume that I’ll be turning this blog of mine into a general travel blog, I want to cut you off short… now!
Although I can’t say for the certain that this site will not transform into a travel blog in the future, I want to state that my current intention is to motivate and support people who are or will be in the same position as I was:
Graduated into a sea of uncertainty and living in an unhappy life
knowing that there must be more to this!
Social media applications such as Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and even LinkedIn are fuelled by individuals choosing what they want to publicise. In other words, you only see said person in a certain light. Most of the time, they portray themselves in a positive and discreetly bragging manner. What I want to show to you all, is that life really isn’t all that great sometimes. I want to expose the nitty gritty negative emotions that we have all been through but have been all too insecure to speak up about.
Within the next few months, I’ll be steering this site towards helping others who are in the same position as me – ‘lost at sea’. More specifically, to every post-graduate not knowing what their next steps in life are.
You’re never as alone as you think.
I know that there are some sceptics out there who are inclined to believe that I have short-lived goals and aspirations… and that’s okay! It’s okay to have opposing opinions, and it’s okay to judge my decision negatively. However, I know what I’m certain of, and I know that I am in charge of steering my life in the direction I want it to.
While I respect your assessment of me, I hope you’ll respect my decision.
For the Future
This is my chance to steer my future into the way I want it to head towards. Although all may change when I am abroad and living in a country far away from home, I have an optimistic heart and a determined mindset to achieve while enjoying the journey!
Life is what you make of it, right?
This is where I am at now, and over there is where I plan to be. I hope this post has inspired you one way or another to take the leap and head towards what you truly want in life.
At the end of the day, if you don’t try you’ll never know!