‘Speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward’ –
This is my theme, quote or mantra for the year.
The transition from being a university student to now starting fulltime work can bring up a lot of uncertainty and mixed feelings about where you are going.
I find that being at university, I always felt I was going somewhere or doing something with the constant reassurance and positive feedback from lecturers and friends that I am doing well and in the right direction. This is hard to find when you aren’t in that environment, so as someone who thrives off feedback, I can feel a little lost without it – stagnant.
I have this quote plastered everywhere, so it prompts reflection on where I am and what I have been doing and that pace doesn’t matter. It is easy to compare, sometimes things that are not even of interest to you can make you feel as though you are not good enough if someone else is doing it. It feels ridiculous to feel envy or jealousy when someone else has something that you don’t even want but it happens.
So this year I will take my time, try my best to live in the moment, appreciate how far I have come and continue to grow – never stop learning.
5 things I am grateful for today
Meeting old friends, having meaningful conversations, reflecting about life and our futures.
My family and their never-ending support.
Quiet breezy mornings.
Eye-opening and informative books.