They say that when you’re outside of your comfort zone, that’s when you grow. This morning I realised that sometimes my comfort zone is in finishing something, even if I don’t think it’s working, just in case it does.
Yesterday I went into school thinking I should finish the last 2 months of classes, because although I had doubts about whether the remainder of the content was going to benefit me, I optimistically thought to myself that there would probably be a couple extra things I would pick up and take with me into future ventures, so I should give it a shot. Then something happened in the middle of my first class for the day.
As I sat there I realised that I was staying because I thought it ‘was the right thing to do’. Right for who? I don’t need the certificate at the end, and I have a million creative ideas building up inside of me that I could be learning about and experimenting with, that are more related to the (less mainstream) path of fashion and design that I gravitate towards.
Staying until the end was the ‘comfortable’ thing to do. I was staying to tick a box that society had given me, when I had already ticked my own (to learn as much as I could about fashion design and construction), as we had covered all of these things in the course already.
In the past I’ve had an awful habit of staying in bad situations, or situations that were a complete waste of my time, just because I wasn’t 100% sure that leaving was the right choice. It is a habit I know I need to break. There is NEVER ANY WAY OF KNOWING what the right choice is! I need to start listening to my intuition, and trusting my gut, and dealing with the fact that sometimes, I may just be wrong.
I realised that I needed to pull the plug and get moving to the next chapter of my creative journey ASAP, starting with digging out all of my half-finished projects in my workroom at home, and working up to a very exciting workshop with an established local couture designer in about a months time!! Soo freaking excited! More on that later 😉
I have achieved exactly what I came here to do. This sounds like I actually had a plan (I didn’t), I came here to GET ONE.
I’m going home lighter, stronger, more confident, and freer from my own mental blocks and inhibitions.
I’ve made dozens of amazing, talented, and hungry friends which has completely changed the vibe of my social media feeds, and the vibes I am constantly receiving.
I am 100% sure that some back home will have something to say about my restored fire, mindset and drive. That people will tell me that what I want and how I do it is not realistic. I also know that this is because they don’t think it would be realistic for them, it’s not actually about what I am capable of.
How would they know what I am capable of? I barely know myself! I feel like I am only just starting to scratch the surface on the lid I had put on my own potential.
We can all be surprised together when I actually achieve it… and then surpass it.
Because I’m all in on this crazy life, I have decided it, and like Tim Grover says “there is no try, just decide and then do it”.
All aboooooard the crazy train!
As much as we might want our goals when we first lock them in and decide to go for gold, sometimes it’s easy to lose track and forget how that hunger felt.
Here are a few ideas to keep that fire stoked:
- Have a routine and hit those goals regularly: Sometimes we’d rather sleep in when we need to get up and workout, or stay out an extra few hours when we have something important to do in the morning. If it’s a habit to hit those goals, you’ll be more likely to just get and do what needs to be done, and once you start you soon start enjoying it!
- Use a vision board: Fill up a board or poster with images that inspire you to keep pushing with your goals, and update and add new images regularly to keep it fresh and exciting!
- Hang around people who want the same things: if you don’t know these people, meet them. If you are having trouble finding them in your neighbourhood, maybe try some groups online!
- Find your mentors: These don’t necessarily need to be people that you actually know, you can follow and be inspired be someone’s career or journey without actually having the chance to meet them!
Have a productive day!
Day 78 was as standard as it gets for me, getting everything done on my to-do list and tackling other ideas that I’ve been chewing on for a while. One thing that I’ve noticed during this challenge, is that the daily routine that I set myself in order to tackle my goals everyday, used to seem so much harder to achieve.
Now I find myself more and more often with spare time left to try new ideas, as well as cramming more of the actual task I have set myself into the same time slot (like getting through more songs in guitar practice!). It definitely helps with the motivation to keep getting up at the witching hour and cram as much of my day in as possible!
I hope you have a fantastic and successful day today!
Day 64 was a busy work day, the evening just happened to be the only evening during the week that I was going to be able to spend with my partner so I made the most of it!
The rest of the weekday evenings are taken up by work and music lessons, but gotta make time for those in your corner!
I hope you’re having a fantastic and productive day today,
Day 62 started by going in for an extra volunteer shift as they were understaffed for the morning. It’s such a rewarding job, that I don’t mind it losing my Sunday morning for it! And again this day ended uo with more paid work making it quite tight for time, but hey, I’d rather be busy moving forward than twiddling my thumbs!
I hope you’re on track to smash your goals today! (if not, it’s not too late to turn it around!).
Good lord, I am two thirds of the way through this challenge! Some days it feels like 90 days are passing faster than the blink of an eye, other days it feels more like a 365 day challenge, but either way, I will keep pushing!
Day 60 was one of the latter, and I was so tired when I got home, that I fell asleep on the couch not long after I was home and fed, and I’m told was giving encouraging one-liners in my sleep…
I hope you’re crushing it!