Real Talk: Current Mood and Musings
Updated: Apr 16, 2020
I feel like lately I’ve been in a slump. I want to be doing more and contributing more to my community and just feeling more fulfilled.
I graduated from university 10 months ago and I thought I would be in a different place by now. I guess I’m just disappointed that life’s not necessarily following the timeline I had imagined for myself.
One of my goals was to start a blog after uni. I did do that and have been adding to it consistently for 6 months. Which I can celebrate as a little success! I also started a new sport (archery) and have been enjoying doing that with my family.
Career-wise though, I haven’t been as successful. I’m working two part-time jobs whereas my ideal would be to pursue one full-time role that would give me the opportunity to learn more about my field.
I’ve been applying consistently to jobs, but to no avail. So I think I need to change my mindset and start with a fresh outlook.
In everything I do, I try to come at it with an open-minded and minimal approach. But in terms of applications, I was approaching them as a maximalist. I thought quantity was the priority: to send out as many job applications as I possibly could.
Since this tactic isn’t working, I think I'm going to step back and try to redefine my goals in order to pursue my job hunt with more mindfulness. I want to set realistic but specific goals and work more holistically to achieve them. Everyone says networking is vital and I think that’s one area that I definitely need to prioritize more.
This blog has been a great creative outlet for me since I’m no longer in school. I love that I can talk about fashion and thrifting and my pursuit to a more considerate closet in one little space. So thanks for stopping by and reading even though this wasn’t the most fashion-oriented post.
If you want the details of my outfit:
Jeans: Everlane Cheeky Straight
Coat: Noisy May