I went and did it.




I've got another rambly life post for you guys! I was thinking the other day about my current situation, where I'm at, where I want to be, what I want to do and how the hell I'm going to get there. I haven't quite figured it out but it did get me thinking about what I've already done.
A lot of you probably won't know this, but I um, can be quite stubborn (thanks Dad). If I feel quite strongly about something, it will take a lot for me to back down on my thoughts. Now this doesn't mean that I'm one of those people that thinks I'm right and everyone else is wrong, far from it. I like to think that I'm really quite open when it comes to having an open mind and listening to others.  But one of the main things about being a little bit stubborn, especially when paired with the fact that I can also be rather impatient, (according to Mum, this is why I was born 4 weeks early… I couldn't even wait then!) is that if there's something I decide I want, then I'll generally do what I can to go get it. Now, this can be anything from a new pair of shoes that I've seen that I want, a particular flat in a particular location, or things a little bit bigger.

I guess looking back, it's why I worked so hard at school. I wanted to leave with good grades, so I locked myself away in my bedroom and worked until I was confident I was going to achieve them.  
When I was little, I used to always want to work in a shop. I remember 'playing shop' with my grandparents during the summers of primary school, and if anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up,  my answer would always be, 'shop-keeper'.
I'm quite glad to say that my life-aspirations have improved a little since I was 5 years old.
When I left high-school, like a lot of people I wanted a part-time job and to have my own money. And guess what, I got a job in a supermarket, and even though I wasn't always based on the tills, I covered them whenever the shop got busy. Every time I was covering them, I would always think back to when I was little, and it made me smile a little bit to think I went and did it. I was getting paid to work on a till! (…simple things, right?)




Do you know when you remember certain things quite vividly? Often rather random things, and when you think about them you just sit there and think, why on earth can I remember this? One of these moments in particular is when I used to walk to high school. There was three of us that all lived really close, and so for 5 years we walked the half an hour walk to and from school every day. It was one of those that I always think, goodness, how on earth did we always have stuff to talk about but I used to love it.
There was one lady that must have lived close to our school, and most days during the last few years we'd see her walking to work. She used to wear this dark skirt-suit with knee-high boots. While I was never a fan of the knee high boots, I remember me and H used to always say, I wanna be like her. I wanna have a city job where I get to wear a suit, and walk around the city in heels. Be a proper city girl.
Queue 2 years of college and some application processes later and I did it. I managed to get myself a job where for the last 3 years I've had to turn up in business dress (yes, that includes heels if I fancy it), I carry around my handbag and my work laptop, and get to work from a city centre office. I went and did it.



Now I have lots of other different things in my sights, and thinking back to what I've already done, has given me the motivation that I kinda so desperately needed to go and do them and not stop until I have.
Hopefully, things are going to start getting better, I'm trying to chase the things that are going to make me happier, and get rid of the things in life that are getting me down. I'm also still trying to look on the bright side of everything, but I think we all slip up at this sometimes.
Soph
 ♥

12 comments

  1. your so like me, you have a really strong mind and you know what you want and you chase it! I think it's great to have this mindset I see so many young people wasting their lives away in jobs that don't give them any sort of motivation and don't socialise :( I wish there was more people like us to show it's good to have sometime to aspire too!

    Emma-Hope || http://www.carpediememmie.co.uk/ xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Emma! I know exactly what you mean, I just want to give some people a shake sometimes! Sounds like you've got a good head on your shoulders :) xx

      Delete
  2. Congratulations on your job! This post is really motivational, I wish I was more like you...sometimes I could do with a push and more motivation to get what I want! x

    Sinead | Dreaming Again

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sinead, and you'll have the motivation somewhere, trust me, you just gotta go find it! :) x

      Delete
  3. Things are definitely going to get better Soph. You've got this girl, you're gonna find a job you love, or a job that you don't hate <3

    Emma xxxxxx
    Writing Essays With Wine

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Em, love you as always! xxxx

      Delete
  4. Congratulations on getting the job! I have loved this post. You aren't going to get anywhere if you don't try and you've shown that!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Rachael :) ahh definitely! Hope you're well lovely! xx

      Delete
  5. Good for you Soph! That's so awesome that you got the job and whatever you decide to do next or go onto next I'm sure you'll achieve it. Hard work plus determination is all you need! :) X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Laila! Definitely, I completely agree! :) x

      Delete
  6. Lovely post Sophie! I always had that desire to be a city girl in smart clothes in the City and finally I've started working in a Manchester centre office where I am actually doing that! It does feel quite scary and very 'real-life' like but I do love it :)
    Sarah www.whatsasssays.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Goodness gracious, thank stars I've found you! I can relate so much to this blog post its silly.

    ReplyDelete