Everyone has their own reasons for doing things.
In England I felt trapped almost suffocated. I just didn’t know what to do. I just knew that being in England just wasnt helpful and I felt that I needed to leave. I’ve always wanted to travel. Asia especially. It was South Korea that I was drawn to. It was something about the language, the food and the culture. I just remember thinking that it was something that I wanted to be apart of. So that was it…! My decision to go was made!
As children (in England at least) you are brought up in the world to study —-> figure out what job or career you want —-> then work. You’re expected to figure your entire life out whilst you’re still at school.
The system doesn’t allow for people to not know what they want to do with their lives.
For a big part of my life I was okay. I knew exactly what I wanted to do in life and where I wanted to go. All the way through high school —-> through sixth form —-> through University. I had an incredible amount of passion for filmmaking. I figured that filmmaking was something that I would do for the rest of my life.
I remember saying to myself at one point “I don’t understand people who don’t have it figured out…” And “It’s not difficult, find something you love and do that for the rest of your life.” Oh how wrong I was!
I graduated University and I didn’t have a clue of what I was doing with my life! I was lost.
Eventually, I had accepted that maybe media wasn’t for me. But, where does that leave me…? At the bottom and staring up at what seemed like mountains of different decisions to make!
For months I felt sorry for myself. I wallowed in self-pity for a good 8 months. Then I decided I couldn’t live my life like that anymore. I learned to accept that it was okay that I didn’t have a ‘life map’ because realistically, who does?
I needed to find myself, and that’s why I came to South Korea. BEST DECISION EVER! 🙂
“I’m just a girl trying to find her place in this world”
P.S. Have you struggled to find what you want to do in your life? If so, how did you overcome it.
Being positive is a great feeling isn’t it? There’s nothing worse than feeling helpless, demotivated and damn right depressed. Here’s 10 people that I look up to, they make me feel positive and motivated. They inspire me to work harder even when I feel like all I want to do is hide from the world. (
or sit and watch TV)
- Casey Neistat
- Brooke Saward
- Megan Bowen
- Eat Your Kimchi
- Brian Johnson
- Career Girl Daily
- Milk Bubble Tea
Everyone takes inspiration from different people and different places. These 10 people (apart from Eat Your Kimchi as they are technically two people) are people that inspire me everyday. I watch their videos, I read their blog posts. I aspire to be just like them. I challenge myself to do the things that they do, and fingers crossed that some day I get to go and explore the world like these guys have done.
So when you’re feeling demotivated and you need some inspiration, check these guys out. Let them inspire you so that you can go on and inspire others.
Are there any people that inspire you? Let me know in the comments below.
Enjoy the rest of your Monday! ❤
So a couple of weeks ago I came across ‘The British Tag’ on a website called Bonjour Anna and it made me think about doing my own British Tag. I’ve taken the same questions and filled in my own answers.
- How many cups of tea do you have a day and how many sugars?
Maybe 10… too many I know. And I have TWO SUGARS. No wonder I’m not losing weight.
- Favourite part of your roast?
Definitely has to be ROAST POTATOES! It has to be! They are the best.
- Favourite dunking biscuit?
Two Bourbons. (Not every cup of tea though)
- Favourite quintessentially British pastime?
That British weather! When it rains all the way through summer, then appears bright, sunny but VERY cold in the winter.
- Favourite word?
Ponder. Don’t know why, I’ve just always found the word amusing.
- Cockney rhyming slang?
Since I’m from ‘up north’ lets change ‘cockney slang’ to… words that I say that make me sound INCREDIBLY northern. Coke, Cake, Phone, Five – Basically just drag out the syllables and make it sound a tad whiny.
- Favourite BRITISH sweet?
Parma violets. Click here to see more British sweets.
- What would your pub be called?
The Rising Sun. I think.
- No.1 British person?
Emma Watson. She’s fast becoming my favourite person in the world.
- Favourite restaurant?
- What British song pops into your head?
Wonderwall – Oasis (Yes – Don’t judge, it’s addictive)
I can’t even believe I’m going to justify this question with an answer. Marmite is the worst!
Are you proud to be British? Have a go at filling in these questions yourself. Remember to send me a link as I would love to see how your answers differ from mine.
Thank you for reading,