On trying to figure out what the next step is

Hello Everyone, Hope you’ve all been well.  

I once put up a picture on my Instagram with the caption ‘stumbling through my twenties’ and it got so much engagement that it reassured me that I was not the only one feeling fairly conflicted about what direction their life was/should be going in.

I recently made the decision to quit my job and quite frankly, some people think i’m quite mad for making such a decision and I might be inclined to agree with them, especially since I had nothing else lined up. However, I just knew that the longer I stayed there, the more comfortable I’d become and the further away I’d be from my life goals.  Also, it was quite a pivotal time in my life so I figured,  its #nowornever. 

A couple of weeks into my unemployment and I feel busier than ever before, in between jobhunting, being as active as I can be on my social media , being social in general and trying to line up blogger networking events, it’s all a bit full throttle but I also feel quite happy and if not for the fact that my bank account is literally going to start  slapping me soon, I could bask in this life for a little while longer.

I mean, I say this now but the fact is that I do love having a routine. I thrive on knowing what needs to be done and when it needs to be done by. That’s why , post university, it has taken me a while to adjust to the whole ‘make your own routine vibe’ that life in general has. I think I’ve finally begun to get the hang of it now, I’m enjoying being a content creator, now more than ever. I’m certain about what sector of work I want to go into and confident about the skills I can bring into the workplace and in general feel like I’m finally on track for the life I want.

I mean, don’t get me wrong. I still wake up most days terrified about what the future holds, I second-guess myself all the time and I’m currently the brokest person alive. However, whenever I sink to the depths of despair, I get a sign that this is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing and I can only trust the process. So, that is exactly what I am going to do and I am going to trust myself more, put myself out there more so that when I look back on this time in my life , I can be proud of how far I have come. 

One of the most profound quotes I have ever read in my life is this one , “Of all the words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these ; It might have been” and that has always stuck with me . The fact of the matter is that most of the things I regret are not things that I did but things that I DIDN’T do and I have decided that this is the time to shape my future into what I want it to be and face my fears head on.

Please let me know if you feel the same way in your life, I would love to hear from you. Thank you for reading and until next time,

Ciao x 

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  1. September 24, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    I used to feel the same way until 2015, when I realized that I had spent my 4years in the University studying the wrong course. Everyday things get clearer, we’ll get to our destinations definitely dear. Great post!!!

    • theadalifestyle
      September 26, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Oh wow, that must’ve been so stressful but yes, we’re all on a journey and our destination will get clearer as we move. Thank you for reading x

  2. October 2, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Loved this! I decided since 2016 to do whatever I felt like doing regardless of the consequences(as long as it isn’t illegal or particularly damaging to any one else) and this is simply because of the quote you mentioned. So, far, my life has been 100x more happy and fulfilling. I also have more exciting stories to tell haha

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