HOW DID I GET HERE?
As a little girl I wanted to be an elephant trainer...and a psychologist. I was always asking questions..."Why do some people like peanuts and I can't stand them?", "Why is the sky blue and not purple or red?", and my sister's favourite, "Can you sit on the clouds?". I literally drove my parents crazy with endless questions but I wanted answers to all of my crazy thoughts!
I knew that I had to become a psychologist to study the most interesting thing in the world to me.. why do people do what they do?
"There are billions of reasons why people do what they do but one thing is for sure, no one person is the same as the next."
Fast forward a few years and after a lot of hard work, stress and perseverance I graduated with an Honours Degree and then a Masters Degree in Psychology. :)
SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE...
Unfortunately, the economy took a turn for the worst and so did my chances of getting a job as a paid trainee psychologist after I graduated. So, I did what I could for free while working some of the worst hours possible as a door-to-door sales person (yes, that was me calling at your door at 8.30p.m., sorry!) and then moving on to customer service and sales jobs.
Two years later, and after many hours of working for free, I started to give up on my dream of becoming a psychologist and decided to become a recruitment consultant instead. I thought it was a great idea as I would get to meet loads of people every day and ask them tons of questions about themselves. While I learned a lot in a short amount of time it definitely wasn't the right fit for me so I packed that in and went back to the drawing board.
WHERE IT ALL TURNED AROUND
Luckily, during those two years I met the love of my life and everything outside of work was brilliant! I had a really loving partner and family who wanted the best for me and supported my decision to pack in a "good job". I realised in order to go forward with my dream I needed to take a few steps backwards.
I began investing in myself again and went over and back to London studying Coaching Psychology. Meanwhile, I went back to a sales job that I had before and started working on my business during every spare minute that I had. The dream was well and truly back on track and I put my heart and sole into making it work as I knew I could. I had so much more to give and so many personal dreams and ambitions that I could not give up on. I'm now completing my second Master's in Coaching Psychology to allow me to up-skill again and keep up to date with the extremely fast growing industry of professional coaching.
I see people giving up on their dreams far too often. Sure, little obstacles pop up from time to time. As we get older there are things that we naturally need to do. It's a life cycle for most of us when we find someone we love, we settle down, have kids and become so engrossed in our daily lives. So much so that we forget what the dream was in the first place. Then we think it's too late...
Believe me, it's not too late. It's never too late to follow your dreams! If you want something that much, then work for it. Do everything in your power to make your dreams come true, what have you got to lose?