September: the new January?

When you’re a kid, every summer holiday seems like an eternity. While you’re running through the streets playing tag and hide-and-seek, it’s perfect.

As you get older, though, you seem to have less time to do more.

Last year, I was on an entirely different path, seeking a totally new career. I’d felt trapped by my degree. Having been offered a job interview for the career I thought I wanted, I’d frozen in the interview and blew my chance.

Looking back, even though I thought I’d messed my career up before it even had a chance to start, it turned out to have been the best thing to ever happen to me.

Alternate Reality Career Choice #1

Right now, I’m in the best place I’ve ever been, ready to start a post-grad degree in Film and Cultural Studies and preparing to apply for an exciting graduate programme. If I don’t get it? No problem. One door closes, another one will always open. It’s all a matter of perspective.

If things aren’t going your way, give it a year. A whole lot can change in as little as twelve months. If you aren’t happy, take control and adapt; aspire to do something that betters you as a person, not just something that ticks the boxes temporarily.

I find that September is the perfect opportunity for change. January, with all of its empty promises of resolutions and the ‘new year, new me’ spiel, is a time for curling up on the sofa and drinking hot chocolate, not for making new plans and sticking to them.

Autumn is a time of change. Why not make some changes yourself, too? You have a whole new season ahead of you. What are you waiting for?

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

– Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

(Plus, it’s Halloween soon!)


Thanks for reading, really. It means a lot.




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