Often, as human beings we tend to think of only how others view us and their opinion on the way we live our life. The one thought no one ever understands is that if the people around us don’t understand our journey and the path we want to take it should not matter. At the end of the day, your path and what you choose to do with your future only affects you. Not everyone is meant for the same things…after all God created us to all be different meaning we all have a specific place in this world and how and when we find that should be one of the most exciting times for us. For some, it isn’t rather it brings a lot of stress and discomfort because we wonder how and when we will tell the people in our lives that matter. It is easy to get caught up in the pressure of what our loved ones want to see us doing. But, what we should understand and know is that our family and friends are supposed to be there to love and support us regardless and while they don’t always agree with the choices we make they eventually will move past them and hopefully realize that that is the path you decided to take for the life you wanted to live.
Knowing what you plan to do for your future is such a respectable decision. It is something that really shows who we are and who we want to be. More often than not I feel people choose their career based off of finances rather than passion. I believe it is so important to love what you do because deciding what you are going to do for the rest of your life and enjoying what you do your entire life are two completely different things. The evolution of my career decision was probably different than most. From the time I was little I wanted to be two things but both respectively similar. Unlike most people that have numerous ideas for their career I was always very grounded in my opinion for my future. Except when I told my mom I wanted to be a cross guard when I was little. Yeah…we wont go into that any further. Once I got past that dream (thank goodness) I had wanted to be a teacher. I think this was because I loved school so much. I mean I did cartwheels down the hallway to my first grade class. So it’s safe to say I was always very enthused with the idea of school and helping others learn to better their lives. When I was in middle school, a little more mature with more knowledge of careers, was when I really knew who I wanted to be down the road.
I had always enjoyed reading so much…starting in third grade I would carry around large novels that were probably too advanced for my age and escape the world reading everywhere we went. It was a true passion of mine. So once I realized that I wanted to do something with either reading or writing I thought about being an Editor of a fashion magazine or book publishing company. I had decided that was it. It was what I was going to do and there was no stopping me no matter how hard it would be to make it to the top. I had dreamt of living in New York and doing all I could for whichever high end company I ended up working for until I was Editor. I knew it would take years of hard work and dedication. So, naturally I majored in English once I got to college. After my second year I realized that my classes and homework was so incredibly forced so I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t enjoying the major I had chosen. But, by this time it was too late to change my path. I began thinking what else I could do with the major I had acquired and how I could apply that and alter my career to fit me and my passion.
If you know me, you know that I have always been absolutely obsessed with makeup and skincare. A lightbulb lit in my head. I had always read blogs and thoroughly enjoyed them because it allowed me to connect to people that have the same opinions and interests as me. Most of you know that there are different blog types for literally anything you can think of. I decided that I wanted to write about beauty and lifestyle (basically the random thoughts and opinions of things going on in my life). But, making it primarily a beauty blog instantly became a dream of mine. I also hope to start a freelance makeup business or another venture that my dad and I discussed. I can confidently say that my ultimate goal is pursuing blogging and makeup. One of the important thoughts that played into this decision is that when I have kids I want to be able to stay at home with them and raise them myself. As I have gotten older, I have realized that the most important thing to me is being a mom and not just any mom but the kind that has the privilege of staying home and raising my children.
I was always so nervous to tell my parents that; I had known this for about a year and just recently told them. I was so nervous and concerned about what they were going to say because I basically went from wanting to be the boss of a big corporation to a self employed stay at home mom. That is a huge leap. I just wasn’t sure what they were going to say or think about my decision but because I knew I wanted to pursue my passion they would support it no matter what they truly thought. They were so supportive of me and my dad even began helping me with how he thought I could achieve my career path of choice. It is so important to understand that if you have chosen a path that truly works for you, your passion, and what you want for your future nothing else should matter. Because as long as you are making yourself happy everyone that loves you will be happy for you. At the end of the day family and friends are suppose to be a support group and that is exactly what mine have been to me during this journey thankfully.