I left university just about 18 months ago and although it’s a decision I don’t regret for a second I thought I’d express some of the lessons I learnt from the experience.
It’s okay to be selfish
In the moment when my decision was final I wasn’t considering anyone else. Not my family or my friends – just me. A part of me felt guilty because I wanted to make everyone else happy but now looking back I wish I had of detached those emotions from my decision completely. Why feel guilty about changing something in your life that is making you so damn unhappy? In life we have to deal with circumstances and make decision that, at the end of the day, affect us most so being selfish is okay!
Do what makes you happy and work damn hard at it
At the moment I’m running the website 3 days a week and then working at my other job 3-4 days a week. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have big plans for the next 6 months and I’m so excited to get started! I’m constantly exhausted but I do really love what I do. I think when you’re working at something you really do love then working super hard isn’t so bad.
Money isn’t everything
I’ve always had a funny relationship with money. I’m the type of person who wants to have money and spend it too. Leaving university meant I prolonged that period in my life where I may be wouldn’t be as wealthy as I could have been if I went and studied. It took me months to realise that that is okay and I can lead a comfortable life as well as save a little on the wage I’m currently on. Now my mindset is happiness > money 100%.
Never underestimate yourself
Sometimes it can be hard to believe in yourself whether it’s in terms of the initial decision or path you’re taking career wise. Never did I think I would be making a part time income of the website and be slowly developing a second project AND setting up a Youtube channel (slowly getting to that one guys!). Never ever did I think I would feel so god damn empowered by choosing to live my life the way I wanted too.
Have you left university or mad a huge decision recently? What are some lessons you learnt from it?
I'm a retail manager by day and a blogger by night aiming to bring you the newest beauty, fashion and lifestyle news. More Than Adored was created to help beauty lovers, like myself, make informed decisions when it comes to buying new goodies.