Pursuing Your Dreams

August 18, 2016

I can't express how important it is to keep pursuing your passions and to stick to your instincts and give it your all. I've had the pleasure of working with many older women & men who've experienced it all and I love learning valuable life lessons from them. Mostly all of them always end up with the same words of advice- don't quit.
I remember my first lesson was actually with my co-worker Michael when I worked in the jewelry department at Lord & Taylor. He was in fine jewelry and on the slow hours we'd chat to pass by the time. He has a daughter, a year younger than me so he knows exactly whats up. In my last few months working there I was so distraught about my first heartbreak (trust me, you'll get over it lol) and he told me to keep looking up. He knew I was going to Boston for school in a short month & he used to live there when he was younger so he had a lot to say about the city. I remember him telling me, "You are going to learn so much about yourself. So much. You are going to live a whole new life there, meet new people, make new friends, make mistakes- but it's going to teach you so much about yourself." He told me, "Focus on yourself. Anyone who puts you through that much stress is not worthy of your time." I can't even express how much his words helped me. It gave me motivation to strive towards my goal, to put my energy into something that I'm passionate about.
I've also learned quite a bit from my ladies at Ann Taylor. I told my co-worker Margaret that I'm in school for Fashion Merchandising in Boston and she just looked so happy for me. I remember her saying something like, "That is so good for you. I can really tell that you are going to make it far in life. You're going to do good." Those words made me feel like I was walking on clouds. It pushed me to strive harder towards my goal of blogging & starting up my own business (hopefully soon!) 
The people I've worked with all say, "Living in the city must be amazing. If I were to do it again, I'd go to school, stick to my guns and work hard."
So I'm here to reciprocate the same message that all of these wonderful people have told me. Never give up on your dreams. It will pay off in the end. If you're passionate about something & it gives you those little butterflies in your stomach and you lay awake in bed at night tossing and turning about living your dream (I've been through all of this) then do not quit. You are worthy of living your dreams. It's just a matter of putting in the hard work and effort to make those dreams a reality. 

Here are some tips that I use to help stay on track of pursuing my dreams:
  1. Make to-do lists every single day
  2. Prioritize those lists with most important on top
  3. Set monthly goals for yourself (i.e: Get 100 more followers or subscribers within the month)
  4. Have a positive mind set (Start saying, "I will." Believe that you can and you will- I promise you this works)
  5. Write down your biggest dream- photoshop it, make it look pretty. Write down the purpose of your dreams and what you want to get out of it. 

I hope this helped you to keep putting your passion into what you love doing! Don't ever quit!

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