Crossroads and Decisions…
I remember going to university in 2008 with no idea of what I wanted to do, or what avenue I wanted to venture down once I’d graduated in 4 years time.
I remember graduating 4 years later and still being none the wiser.
I remember then going to America and studying for my MBA in 2012, with no idea of what I wanted to do or what avenue to venture down once I’d graduated in 2 years time.
I remember graduating 2 years later in 2014 and still being none the wiser.
Why am I telling you this?
Because its okay to not have everything mapped out just yet. It’s okay to not know what you want to do or where you want to be in 5/10/15 years time.
I found the industry I’m in now by mistake. I was looking for something to tie me over for a couple of
months before I went back to the states. Looking back now, I am so grateful that I chose not to play it safe
coming out of university and take the first position I was offered, just because it fit in with my degree or
because of pressure or expectations from other people.
Had I, I would probably still be in that same role and not as excited about my future as I am right now.
I’m so grateful that I didn’t go practical or safe. Instead chose an industry in which I had no previous
experience what so ever, but knowing the professional and personal development it would give to me
would be far more beneficial eventually, than taking that job right now because it paid a little more and
because of the short-term gains, it would give me.
If you know the path you want to pursue, then I’m happy for you, I honestly am.
BUT if you haven’t worked it out just yet, then get excited about that too, and any amazing opportunity
someone offers you that you’re not sure you can do or not, say yes to – then learn how to do it later.