'Welcome to the real world' is one of those phrases that I can't stand to hear! I feel like the people who say this, are the ones who didn't achieve what they really wanted out of life. I think they once had dreams that didn't happen.. and they were once told 'Welcome to the real world' and so they've adopted this view, and passed it on to other people/their children. The phrase just comes across so negative, as though the world is a bad place, and it's about time you found out!
But the real world doesn't have to be a negative place, life is what you make it! Don't let another persons opinion influence your outlook on life, just because something didn't work out for them, doesn't mean it wont happen for you. I understand this phrase is also used when children/teenagers begin to find out not everyone in life is good! For most of our early life, we are surrounded by parents/teachers/family who only want what's best for us! And when we come out of that environment, it's important for us to realise that not everyone will have our best interest at heart! And yeah that sucks, and it's something we will have to learn, we will have to make decisions in life on whether the people we meet are good/bad.
But what I'm focusing more on when I hear 'Welcome to the real world' is when you are discussing not enjoying the job you are doing, or worried you aren't living your life the way you want.
If there was a choice, I would rather live a very short life, doing the things I loved, then living a long life, not fulfilling any of my dreams. So I say go out there and do what you love doing! We only get one chance on this Earth to do what we want, and at the end of the day, we are here, alive right now. And for what ever crazy reason that might be, it's up to you, the individual, to spend this time doing something you want to do. I want 'Welcome to the real world' to mean that possibilities are endless, and it's exciting! And I know we have to be realistic and accept the idea that we will need to earn money and support ourselves/family, but if you can find a way of doing that in a job you love, it won't feel like work.
Turn your hobby into a career. Turn your passion into a job.
That way you will never work a day in your life.
So if any of you out there know what you want to do, but are too afraid/worried about the outcome. Then I can't stress enough to you to go out there and make it happen! What is the point living your life in doing something you hate! To me, that is a life wasted!
Make small steps into making your dream a reality, it might take weeks/months/years and years until you might see the first glimpse of progress! But keep working at it!
At least you can say you tried, and didn't fall into the same trap that countless people have before us, just doing a job because it's easy.
If you are comfortable, it means you aren't progressing. Don't be scared to apply to that job because you are afraid of what might come of it/what might not come of, it might just lead to bigger and better things that you never even knew about!
The future is just an idea, it's a concept that hasn't even happened. How can you be afraid of something you have made in your own head? I understand the unknown can be scary, but don't let it stop you from achieving what you want. Everything you do is experience, and shapes you into the person you will eventually be. It will make you more confident and less frightened the next time you put yourself out there!
And surely that is only a good thing.
I really hope this blogpost was useful to any of you out there who feel as though life isn't going the way you want it to! Because you can change it. You have the ability do whatever you want, and of course there will be obstacles on the way, and it will be hard!
But if it was easy, there would be no sense of achievement!
If you want to be a teacher/doctor/nurse/mechanic/makeup artist/photographer/ANYTHING... look for courses/universities/work experience right now!
Work your little butt off and just see what happens!
Thank you for reading,
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