Some kids know what they want to be when they are young, they follow that dream and let nothing stand in their way. Other kids and happy to be kids, not think about the future and see where fate takes them instead.
My husband and I are the latter. We take opportunities that come our way, we learn, grow and change our paths to suit.
Personally, I feel the fog has only lifted now on my career path, though it is not fully paved and I don’t think it ever should be. The best trait a person can have is to be flexible, to move with the motions and not be afraid to change direction at any given time. This is a trait of a successful person.
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm”
Sir Winston Churchill
I have worked and studied a wide range of topics including real estate, animal care, tourism, business, management and now graphic design. Plus many more phases of career lightbulb moments which never eventuated. Some people joke about these, often referred to as a phase, which in effect is true. However, from each of these phases I have gained new insight, skills and grown as a person.
The path of self disovery is best found when you allow yourself time to just be, to do the things that make you happy and that you practise regular meditation.
Connect with your inner child, what did you boldly declare to you classmates in prep? The strange thing is, when I talked to mum after I enrolled in Graphic Design, after a brief squeal of excitment she reminded me of this quote.
“When I grow up I want to be an artist”
A much younger me (Monika Kofler) 1992
We have so many skills and can adapt to many different situations, but have we gone down a path we never intended to? are we making the most of the current situation or creating the best situation for ourselves?
It can be a BIG scary leap when you have climbed high on another ladder, but I feel like benefits will be amazing, if I take the leap.
I now know exactly where I want to be in all aspects of life and now, with the support from Tara (Such Amazing Skies
), I will begin to pave the way.
Now, let’s hear it! What do you want to be when you grow up?