Life is boring when you stay in your comfort zone and I have always thrived outside of mine. I went to a sixth form which was a 2 hour bus journey away from where I lived so I could meet new people, I left home at 18 and moved to London where I didn’t know a single soul, I’ve always pushed myself to do things that I’m not quite sure I am ready for and things that scare me. With that comes a lot of change and new beginnings but also a great deal of opportunity.
You may have read my recent post about moving house, I recently moved from a tiny studio flat to a lovely two bedroom house. It wasn’t just a physical change. Yes, we are on a different street (which is closer to the train station, yay!) and we have more space than we know what to do with but it was the mental change which had the most impact. It felt like another step towards adulthood.
Goodbye, pokey little flat with windows we had to duck tape in the Winter because it was so cold, hello adult house with double glazing and patio plants.
Not one to do things by halves, I also decided to look for a new job during the house move. Was I happy with my old job? Happier than most people probably are but could I be happier? I believed I could. I start my new job next week and while I’m nervous about it, I’m also confident in my decision to move on in the search for something better.
I am choosing to overhaul my life because when you stick to what you know, or what your comfortable with you stop learning, you stop living and that’s when life gets stale. I don’t want to be one of those people I look at on the train every evening, who look bored and dull day after day, commuting to a job they aren’t passionate about because they need to pay the bills.
Life is too short to just plod along in the hope that something better comes along, opportunities don’t just fall into your lap.
You can sit there and be bored, or be unhappy with life or you can make changes and try something new. You can take a risk and leave a job you’re getting on well at in the quest to find something that blows your mind or you can sit and wait for things to change. It might be a huge flop and it might not work out but it’s better to regret giving something a go than regretting never taking a chance.