It is easy to get trapped into the everyday routine of life and discard those things that you have been longing to do, or always wanted to try and do, but never got round to it. If it is either because of financial circumstances or time. Sometimes those things can get pushed aside and get left on that ‘want to do list’. Without some positive active attitude, that is where they will stay.

So it is time to de clutter that headroom and make a small corner time space for that new masterpiece to be placed and to shine. It won’t just happen. You have to actively get out there. It is not going to be easy and you may have to juggle things around in life, maybe be a little unsociable at times, but if you want that qualification or you want to reach a particular goal, you have to go out there and get it, even if you have to side walk along your daily line of work that may be required for survival.

When I left school, I couldn’t make up my mind what to do; Dance, fitness training, food, nutrition cooking were my passionate hobbies. I also loved fashion, hair, make-up, creative skills of art, writing and other design skills. I enjoyed the social studies of psychology. I was at a crossroad when it came to selecting what to do at college as I enjoyed it all. So was it to be graphic design, fashion or hair and beauty? So much to choose from but I was not able to do all of them at once. I chose hair and beauty and although I enjoyed it with all of its creativity, I found I was also drawn more to the anatomy and physiology side, as well as the science side of us making the products which was a part of the City and Guilds Criteria in the past.

After completing and working for a couple of years in this field, I got a part time job teaching hair and beauty where I could use and teach all of those skills. Alongside this, I chose one day or evening a week every year, and up till now, to make sure I add new skills to what I want to learn and achieve. So every year, a new subject is added to that CV. If you really want to do something, you need to focus on what you really want to achieve. Is it not better to say “oops” than “what if”. You may not even utilise every single skill that you gain professionally, but it will come in useful in some way or form at some point. It is also great in the way that you can switch job wise and do different things, so there is no chance of getting bored. You can use those skills in different forms and be creative with them, use them in different ways than what originally intended. This can then often become your way of earning, and you may even be able to give up that job or work that you feel you are no longer enjoying.

Being successful should not be measured by ‘how much is in the bank’ but by being able to do the things that you love to do, and if you end up earning from what you enjoy doing, then that is a bonus. So make time if you really want to do something. Get out there and find a way and time to do it. There are always short courses to start and get a taster of a subject. If you like it, even if you did one day a week for several years, it is worth it in order to get the end result of that certification that will open doors.

Get excited and eager to find what you have always wanted to do or learn to do. Book that course and in the meantime, read up or talk to people in that line.

Happy learning!


Love and Sparkles

Samsara x


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