I wonder who first said, ‘time flies’? They weren’t kidding, there is a reason that is a well known saying. I was at school struggling to figure out what I wanted in life, then I was 30!
I’m now 32 and have been a blogger for 2 years. It’s taken me until I hit 30 to finally find what I want to do with my life. I didn’t do bad at school academically but I really didn’t like it. I found it boring and generally didn’t like being bossed around by teachers telling me stuff I had zero interest in.
I left as soon as I could at 16 and my only mission was to get a job, any job. I’ve spoken about my previous jobs with Donetta in our video ‘JOBS WE’VE WORKED BEFORE BLOGGING AND YOUTUBE‘. I just remember my dad telling me, ‘If you’re leaving school you need a job’. So I got a job. I’ve worked in many different types of jobs and before I knew it I was 30 and heard of this thing called blogging.
I think way too much pressure is put on young people to know and start building towards what it is they want to do at a young age. I’ve seen people pushed down one path to then completely change direction years later feeling like they’d wasted years of their life. I don’t ever believe anything is a waste of time, even bad experiences are experiences, there’s always something to learn from them.
Right now our kids want different things, next week they’ll probably change their minds again and at 20 again and 25 be doing something they’d never even considered before. That’s fine with me. I’ve never been a big career person, I’ve liked change throughout my life and it’s put me in a good position later in life with loads of experience in varied areas. I’ve always thought it would be weird to choose a profession at 18 and stick with it all of your life, I mean that’s cool but its not me.
Now I’m 32 and I’ve found blogging, video creating and social media, I do now feel like there’s a career I see myself in for the foreseeable future. The most exciting part about this adventure is that I genuinely feel at the ripe old age of 32 that I’m only just starting. To be fair 32 isn’t that old at all despite what the kids tell me, I have another 40-50 years left yet hopefully!
I’ll just say that again, I’m already 32 but I still have another 40-50 years left to build something for myself, to achieve any goals I set and to enjoy living. That is incredible.
I think people often get caught up in the bullshit of the rat race. You have to know what career you want at 18 so you can go to uni, you have to find a job in that career as soon as you leave, you then have to find a partner, buy a house, have kids and all preferably before you’re 35 and old as fuck!
Its nonsense isn’t it.
There’s very few people that do ‘have it all’, usually there’s sacrifice. I’ve hit 32 and have never had a ‘career’ but have now finally found what I want to do and guess what, I’VE STILL GOT LOADS OF TIME TO DO IT!
I fear I’ve gone off track a little here, I hope it makes sense. I guess what I’m trying to say is that we don’t have to rush, we don’t have to feel pressured into achieving all the ‘adulty’ things and remember this when guiding your children down their chosen paths.
I’m only just getting going, how about you?
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