Jacket & Tights: c/o Bench; Shoes: Nike
In just a couple hours, I leave for sunny California for a loooong awaited vacation, so here’s one last post before I take off. Since it’s nearing the end of the year, I wanted to take some time to reflect on all the crazy shinazz that happened in 2014.
So much has happened in the last year, sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if it’s all real. Long story short, I managed to graduate with a Bcom in marketing, started my first ‘real’ job, got certified as a personal trainer, then had my first ‘real’ career change, all while also having multiple hair colour changes in between. You’d think I was going through a mid-life crisis. But, I assure you, t’was all for good fun and I ain’t in any type of crisis whatsoever.
To take things back, I had landed my first ‘real’ job in January (man, that flew by!) while I was finishing up my undergraduate degree. If you asked me back then how it was, I would tell you that I had truly landed my dream job. I was working in social media marketing for a local fashion brand, which was everything that I had wanted to do. However, it’s funny how life plays out because I’m in a completely different field today. Some of you may have noticed that the blog has also transitioned along with my life.
I discovered that I was passionate about health and fitness sometime during my second year at university. (I won’t go into detail about how that started, as I’ll save that story for another day.) Inside, I knew that I would end up in that industry sooner or later. But, I honestly didn’t think it would be so soon! I enjoy fashion, but my day job just wasn’t fulfilling for me. My inner fitness fanatic was crying to be let out. I decided that I couldn’t waste anymore time at a position that wasn’t where I truly wanted to be. So I took a leap of faith, left my job and took the route down a totally different path.
It’s such a gratifying experience to know that I’m doing what I’m called to do and that I belong where I am. So here’s your takeaway from this post: if you’re not happy where you are, make a change! Either change your mindset, or change your situation. You always have a choice. If you want to move forward in life, you gotta put in the work. But, it’s so much more rewarding when you’re doing something that you love. It’s not rocket-science! Be curious, try new things, find out what you like and go for it. Give yourself the freedom to make mistakes and learn.
Lastly, I hope you are enjoying my health and fitness posts! Please let me know if there’s anything you would like to see. I’m here to help! If you would like to train with me, you can book a consultation with Crux. And for those of you who follow me because of my fashion posts…my style has changed and they won’t be as frequent as before, so I bid you farewell if you decide to stop reading. (No hard feelings.)
Alright, gotta do some last minute packing for my trip! I’ll still be posting over on Instagram, so you can follow me there for updates! Peace out y’all.Photos by Jackie Lau