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It’s always scary to challenge yourself after being in your comfort zone for so long, be it a relationship, career, or even hobbies. It is going to be scary, but I tell you what, it’s normal and worth it in the end.
After a year and seven months of creating content for social media, I felt so lost. I lost the purpose of working and I’d lost sight of who I was supposed to be somewhere along the way. Even in my 23-year-old life, I still haven’t figured things out yet and I suddenly felt so unsure of what am I gonna do for life. I was so exhausted and I didn’t have the energy to do the same routine anymore. It felt like something needed to change, and in a big way. Thus, I decided to let go.
I began to search for something new that might be my career interest and start it all over. A PR Practitioner was an answer for me and so I dared myself to take on the new challenge. At first, the road seems rough and it was hard for me to get through. I felt like I wasn’t going anywhere, however, I realized that being brave enough to start something new and doing things I haven’t done before itself was a progress for me to grow as a person.
I believe there is always a time for us to feel exhausted and so sick of doing things we usually do. It might be work for me, but perhaps, it might be a relationship with certain people, hobbies, and everything you set your interest in. No matter how exciting something sounds when we first start, over time it becomes a status quo. In the darkest moments, we think about quitting it all, walk away from the life we’ve created, and just start fresh. Drastic measures start to sound appealing; a complete career shift, cutting ties with people you are not comfortable with, etc. However, when that happens, I suggest you think objectively. Is it just a spur of a moment or is it really what you are feeling?
Sometimes, we romanticize letting things go and move on to our next chapter of life. However, realistically that is a hard thing to do. The fear of starting on a blank canvas, writing a new page of your life, meeting someone new, and being different. It is scary but doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Yet, if you let go of everything at the most difficult time, you might regret your decision because you were too hasty. However, for me, every time I make a big change in my life, I always regret it. So I thought since I’m gonna regret everything that I do, why not try it out first and let’s see how it goes?
Therefore, the first thing you need to do is being brave to start anew. It’s okay to feel sad after making the right decision. Though the journey is long, I think you should keep going to see what happens.