It’s been a year I have realized I want to change my career. Since then, I’ve been looking for materials and help. I began to read self-help books and blogs to get inspired. I’ve been looking for people who are in the same place to talk and exchange about career transition. I was looking for blogs about people explaining how they change their career or their life. I couldn’t find any interesting or inspiring French blog about this topic.
For the first time, I thought it was a good idea to write my own blog and to talk about this journey. I’ve never had the need or the will to write about any topics before.
The goal of this blog is to track my progress in self-help and to discuss about what I learn in books/blogs/experience related to self-development.
Name of the blog
I call this blog “Do what you love” because it’s a popular quote that resonates in me. For too long, I’ve taken the decisions based on the wrong reasons. I’ve chosen my career because it was easy for me, because my university was prestigious, because you can get a good salary, because it was easy to get a job etc. The right reason is to choose what I love/like/interests me. Whether choosing a career, a boyfriend, a friend, a movie to watch, clothes to wear whatever in life, now I’ve decided to choose what I love/like/makes me smile/pleases me !
Now I’ve decided to simply do what I love. I don’t want to do an unpleasant job or go to cinema to watch the movie that everybody watches or to call a friend that I don’t have much in common…
What do I like ?
When I dare telling people, I don’t feel in the right place at my work and I’d like to change my career, the question which always follows is:
Friends: What do you want to do then ?
Me: I don’t know… This is THE real question !
I’m completely lost. It would be so much easier if I had a passion or a dream job. I envy those person who knows their passions.
So I understood, I need to know myself better to find my passions and know my true self. It would be annoying to change my career and again end up in a job that I don’t like.
The question I ask myself is “What do I like to do ?”. Before, I’ve never thought I could have a job that I like and be passionate about it. We usually work from 9 to 5 each day. It’s a lot of time So we’d better like what we do, right !
To motivate me and force myself to take actions , I gave myself a challenge :
– Within one year, I want to quit my current job. I want to have a clear view of what I want to do.
I’m not the type of person who keeps promises to myself. But this time, it’s different. I can’t bare to be depressed each day just thinking about going to work.
I’ve decided this year would be a year of tremendous change. So that’s the reason why I want to track its evolution and all the events.
Here I am. Wish me good luck and welcome me to the blogging world !
That’s all for now 🙂