FINDING YOUR FEET

Turning a new chapter in your own ‘story book’ is never an easy transition. As I sit here writing this I’m sitting in an empty coffee shop in London debating what’s next. Today is the day I hand in my dissertation at University and today is the day where a new chapter in my life begins.

Personally, I think change is a wonderful thing. It inspires you to move forward, onto new and better things, but it’s not always simple. Now I’ve finished University, the question is when and where I’ll be working or whether travelling is my next step. The world of work scares me a lot, but it also excites me. New opportunities always come when you least expect it, so now I guess I just wait my turn.

This post is just to talk to you guys about finding your feet and starting fresh. As humans I think we’re so accustomed to sticking to a routine, whether that be in school, work or everyday life. I am one for a routine, I like to do specific at specific times but I like to try new things quite often. Even if it means once a week I go to the gym at 8am instead of sitting doing work, change is good. Breaking that routine is difficult, but with time it does get easier and better.

Another tip I’m giving anyone who reads this and myself is to believe in yourself more. I never even thought I’d go to University, let alone make it through 3 years of intense studying and writing a 12,000 word dissertation. Yet here I am, 3 years later writing this post, feeling proud and accomplished that I went out of my comfort zone and got myself a degree. Apart from the studying, I’ve learnt a lot of things on my journey. I’ve learnt to be more confident, more creative and more relentless. Life can throw anything your way, whenever it wants to, you’ve just got to be prepared to find your feet and take that step forward. Who knows what could happen?

Creating this blog was a huge step for me, as it is for anyone, but from all the amazing opportunities I’ve had and connections I’ve made, it’s made me make feel incredible for doing it. It’s also helped me acknowledge that I’m a keen writer and creator, which I would’ve probably never found if I didn’t start. I wouldn’t be here writing this now if I didn’t push myself. You just have to make that first step, believe me.

My message to you is to take yourself out of your comfort zone every once in a while. Even if it means creating that next chapter in your book, just for go for it.

Now it’s time for me to find my feet, and who knows where my story will take me.

What has been your most recent big life change?

Megan ♥

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  • Turning another year older and starting a new job is enough for me 😂

  • I graduated almost four years ago and I felt so lost and I still do but like you I found that through my blog I now have a love for writing which I want to continue with x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

  • First of all, congrats for finishing University! I can only imagine how you feel as I’ve just finished the first of my four year degree. Big changes are always exciting and scary, and for me the biggest one of my life actually is starting uni as I moved not only from home but actually to a different country for it. Sometimes I feel like I’m still finding my feet with all of this, but I know that stepping outside of my comfort zone and doing all this was definitely the right choice xx

  • I really need to learn to believe in myself again. Since my accident and not being able to walk for 2 years and being house bound it has really knocked me and getting back into normal life is hard and sets my anxiety off. Im hoping this year I will finally get back to normal.

    http://www.EmmysBeautyCave.com

  • I sometimes push myself to step out of my comfort zone just to prove I can do it x

  • It’s such a scary thing finishing uni – I finished one degree and went straight onto the next as I didn’t feel ready to go into that field. It was the best decision and I made and then I moved, so I totally stepped out of my comfort zone then!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  • When I handed in my dissertation it felt like a weight had been lifted, but at the same time I was a little scared about my future. In reality it was actually a turning point that changed my life in such a wonderful way. It sounds very cheesy but it is a new chapter in your life, and you don’t get many of those so embrace it, have fun, meet new people, travel, write… just do what you feel passionate about!

  • Back To You Beauty

    What a lovely post!! Wishing you lots of love and luck for a bright future Hun xx

  • Erin Russell

    I hate change! I am such a routine queen, especially as a single parent – but your right change really is needed sometimes! For me it was going back into learning again!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • Fab post and good luck with the degree/result when it comes out! Certainly a new chapter for you xx

  • I sometimes struggle with change as I do enjoy routine but you are right, we should definitely push ourselves out of our comfort zones at times and do something a bit different x

  • Great post and good luck with your degree result, my youngest has just finished her 2nd year so she has a dissertation looming next year, the biggest life change for me so far has been being diagnosed with an incurable medical condition, after my diagnosis I was medically retired from my nursing career and my life changed dramatically in every single way, that is why I have my blog, I was bored out of my brains and have always loved beauty/makeup so thought I’d give it a go, I tried a few years ago and then 2 years ago I started to put some effort in and have loved it since. In Oct 2015 I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia as a result they think of the trauma caused to my body from my main condition and trauma of some pretty crappy things that happened in 2014/2015 but I try to remain positive and again things have changed for me a lot, and I have had to do things I hate, like using a wheelchair for days out and times I’d need to walk a lot but I have to try and embrace the changes and hopefully I will, but you’re right we have to come out of our comfort zone, whether we choose to or like me, we’re pushed. Sorry for the essay, loved your post and love your blog, good luck once again lovely xxxxx

    http://www.mammafulzo.com

  • Georgia Hathaway

    I loved this post Megan. I agree with you, change is good. Keep believing in yourself babe.

    Georgia x
    http://www.georgiahathaway.co.uk

  • I really enjoyed reading this post and do agree change is good, even if it is scary. I remember feeling both scared and excited when I finished my degree as it such a big change, and your open to a whole now realm of opportunity.

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

  • thesundaygirluk

    Completely agree, change is good – if nothing changes, nothing changes! Best of luck with your results too 🙂 x

  • This post is so inspirational. And I love those shoes, haha! Congrats on how far you’ve come in your life journey so far, I’m excited to see where life takes you next :}

    Nikki xx | Lovelaughslipstick ♥

  • Change is brilliant! And it’s such a huge accomplishment to finish a degree! I’m going through a lot of changes at the moment it’s daunting but also exciting! x