Just do it, do it now & never give up.

If you'd have told me this time last year, that I'd be where I am now, I'd have probably giggled. I'd have laughed it off thinking that there was no way that it could ever happen. Either that, or I'd have kissed you with gratitude and relief.

Because, 12 months ago, I was unhappy. The unhappiest I've ever been, and I didn't quite know what to do about it. I felt lost, I was exhausted, I'd lost all my motivation, and I couldn't see a way out of this little 'slump'.

I hated my job, but I had bills to pay. I wasn't happy with my body or how I looked, but due to previously mentioned job, I didn't have time to go to the gym. I was constantly tired. My anxiety levels were ridiculous. I had no time to do what I wanted to do, and I had more down days than I care to remember.

Fast forward a few months, and I realised that I couldn't give up. I just needed a plan.
'That moment when you want to quit, is the moment you need to keep pushing.' 

I knew which industry I needed to get into, that would give me the skills and knowledge to achieve my ultimate goals. So, I needed to learn about this industry. I needed to network, make valuable contacts, and take every opportunity possible, no matter what form this appeared in.

I needed to stop 'looking' at those online courses. Looking is one thing, but actually doing something about it was what I needed to start the process. If you're serious enough about something, you'll do it. There and then.

I needed to keep things up. I needed to stay consistent, not stop, pause, or take a break. I needed to show commitment, and prioritise the things that were going to help me achieve the future that I wanted.

Knowing that only I could get myself to where I wanted to be was key. I knew that there were going to be bumps, and struggles along the way. I knew that there were going to be challenges that I would need to overcome, but staying positive and having faith in myself, helped.

If you want something bad enough, you'll go and get it. You'll take risks. You'll keep working hard and not take your foot off the pedal. You'll continue to strive for what you want, and even when things seem to be getting tough, you won't give up.

You won't stop learning. You'll listen to those who already have the knowledge that you need. Ask questions, use your contacts wisely, and more than anything, use your time efficiently & recognise those opportunities.

My opportunity came from a text I sent one ordinary, Wednesday morning in October, whilst running late and sat in traffic, listening to the radio. A week later, and things snowballed. Had I not recognised this as an opportunity to learn, grabbed and held onto it pretty quickly, who knows where I'd still be.

But, you also sometimes have to be patient. Things didn't start to change for me until January. But keep working at your goal, have that plan in place, stop making excuses and just do it. Do it now, and never give up.

Motivation comes from looking at the things you want, and realising what it takes to get them' 



  1. absolutely loved this post! very inspiring ♥


  2. This post could not be more relevant than it is to me now so thank you for posting it. It's so inspiring that you just went for it, and changed your life around. Going to keep this post in mind over the coming weeks..


  3. Very inspiring, I'm pleased you're happy!

    Ella xx


  4. This is an amazing post. I love reading about how people turned their lives around and giving advice from experience. I'm with you on this one, this time last year I'd just got my dream job, well a step away from it. But with that as bump up to tell me, things can only get better now - but only if you work hard at it and you do it now. Now I'm doing my dream course for my actual dream job in September. It's going to be hard and scary year (and luckily only one year), but I will do it and I know I'm going to be the happiest ever the day I graduate :)

    Thanks for sharing this, it's inspiring and motivational!

    Cat | What Cat Says

  5. I am glad that you are now happy where you are. Making a change in life is difficult but at the end is all worth it to achieve where we want to get.

    Mafer Writes x

  6. I feel so inspired after reading this, thank you :)

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

  7. Another inspiring post Sophie, its great that you're much happier now - you're so right, if you want something you just have to go for it!

    Lucy | Forever September

  8. Such a inspiring post! I'm so happy you worked through the tough times in your life! It's so motivating reading all of this!

  9. This post is lovely, you look so happy in your pictures!
    Rachel // Rachel Ellen

  10. Awesome post Sophie! :) It's such an awesome feeling when you have that realization that you can make anything happen if you work hard and believe in yourself. It's so much fun making a list, ticking things off and seeing the small steps lead to big things! :) Keep up the great work! :)

    Lucy x |~ SweetIsAlwaysInStyle || Lifestyle Blog ~

  11. Such an amazing post as always Sophie :) hearing how you got from that unhappy state you were n to where you are now really inspires me x


  12. Awesome! I'm so happy for you, Sophie! x


  13. Very inspiring! I'm in a bit of a slump at the moment so definitely need to sort shit out.

    Jaynie Shannon * / Morphe & Zoeva Giveaway Running


  14. I really like the fact that you share your thoughts and feelings with our readers. So your article to me very interesting and informative.

  15. you look very cheerful! this may indicate only that you are completely satisfied with their lives

  16. Thanks for this inspiring message and these beautiful photos, you are very cute by the way!