I spoke on a panel on yesterday at my alma mater, Emmanuel College, to seniors in the Communications internship class. This was my second year doing so, but this time was a bit different. Hearing the thoughtful questions asked and then answering them, I walked out of there a little more encouraged to keep going in my journey of what I want to do next.
Last week, I left my job to take a self-evaluation of what makes me happy and where I want to go with my career. Having been working for years now in fashion and retail, I realize how beneficial that experience has been for me. I quite literally have been taking a people study and learning a lot about the world around me. With this decision, I promised myself I wouldn’t sit around and do nothing. I’ve been taking advantage of every second I get to create, to go outside and meditate and to do the things I haven’t done in a while.
As I walk away from that and walk towards my next goal, I was inspired while on campus to remind myself of where I come from, to re-learn myself. These last 6 months I haven’t posted a blog and I haven’t even had the energy to write. I’ve had the biggest writer’s block of my life so far. Feeling uninspired, out of my element and anxious is a tough rut to be in. So finally, as I have a moment to step back, to look within, I feel clarity coming and even better, the words are coming back too. Sometimes we all have to abandon things we know to discover what we’re capable of.