25.9.10

When we got married in May, B and I got each other some pretty cool wedding presents. My most favourite thing from B was this little heart. B got an i-touch. Man, was he ever desperate for one.

I also gave him a notebook. Somewhere we could write our hopes and dreams down, somewhere to plan our next adventures. On our honeymoon we spent a rainy day writing things in this notebook. Stuff we wanted to do over the next year. One of which I hope to be blogging about soon.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been thinking specifically about where I want to be heading career wise. I know that in a couple of years this will be on hold so I want to make the most of the next twelve months. Get myself into a position where I’m doing something I truly love. I enjoy my job, but I find myself less interested than I thought I would be when I was studying to become a journalist. What I dream of is being my own boss. Spending every day crafting the things I love to craft. I am determined to make this dream a reality, just like this cool chick. And B thinks I should do it. Live the dream. I’m not quitting my day job or anything like that. But maybe when the time comes, going back to work won’t be necessary.

I work well to deadlines so this weekend I’m setting myself a task. Devise a little business plan. Figure out what I want to be creating, the vibe I want to follow and how realistically I can make this all happen. I’m with that most awesome of bloggers, my mate Jaclyn. Just Do It.

20 comments:

  1. Good luck to you! Your creativity knows no bounds!

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  2. oh man - how amazing it would feel to do that which your heart desires the most. so few actually get to fulfill that dream - I'm excited for you to do it!! who knows...maybe you'll inspire a bunch of us to do the same!!

    ps: sweet sweet heart gift from your love!!

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  3. How ironic that you write about finding your dream job and rethinking what you are doing now...because that's what Im trying to figure out as well. Been looking online for open jobs and I just dont know what I want to do...I really would love to get more into blogging about weddings or writing about them fulltime. Hope you find your dreams this weekend. Good luck.

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  4. good luck with it!! Im so glad you stopped by :) i cant wait to see what you create! Post em to the flickr group x

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  5. I love how you guys did that. Every few years we sit and make lists too. Good luck sweetie!

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  6. How lovely, a notebook full of married dreams and hopes. Sweet. As for doing something you truly love-good on you for getting the ball rolling. I think this is probably one of life's biggest challenges. I'm still working on my plan.

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  7. You have inspired me to do a post on this topic. I've been thinking a lot about my career lately and having very similar feelings to you. It definitely sounds like you are on the road to figuring it all out!

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  8. it is such a brave and wonderful thing to follow your heart - i say go for it with complete abandon and you'll have no regrets, plus you've all us blogging gals here to support you along the way! oh and love the notebook idea, its like list heaven!

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  9. I am hoping that all your dreams become reality. Go for it! Oh and how wonderful to have your husband supporting you :)

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  10. this is great a love that as a couple you look into the future together... thanks for the b-day wishes!

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  11. I totally feel the same way Nell. Uninspired by work, wanting to work for myself, from home whilst raising a family one day etc. My problem is actually finding the time to do things for myself as our lives seem way too busy. It will be great to share the journey with you along the way.. x

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  12. i love this post. I'm remembering the notebook idea for a future time :)...what a wonderful wedding present! I can also totally relate to you in terms of work/career. I would ultimately love love love to just be my own boss. I love the freedom in that. Inspiring words here, lady! Post pictures of the beautiful work you create!!

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  13. i think it is sweet that on a rainy day on your honeymoon you wrote things you wanted to do over the next year. sigh. so cute. i might have to copy you on this one.

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  14. I love the notebook idea. What a beautiful thing to look back on in 50 years time. Love it.
    I also love the warm bubble of hope and excitement that you get in the bottom of your belly when you come up with an idea and think..hey, I can do that! Good luck Nell.

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  16. Nell, what a sweet post. I love the idea of the notebook. You are definitely right in getting the ball rolling when it comes to your personal project. I'm in a lot of doubt career-wise and wish I could "just do it" at times! Good luck with everything and may all your ideas become real one day! Have a lovely week xx

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  17. what a sweet little rock - you will have it forever!!!
    Just go for it - all the best with following your dream...sometimes its great to just jump in and swim!!! dont look back!

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  18. Go for it. You won't regret it.

    I threw in my career of ten years in the development industry to become a teacher. Half the pay and double the workload and I couldn't have been happier...

    ...until I became a mum, that is. But I'll get back to the teaching one day.

    Follow your dreams!

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  19. Someone told me once that you should "jump off a cliff at least twice in your life, take a plunge, take a risk & don't look back." I think you will know when it's time to take that "jump," & as long as it's something you are truly passionate about, it will never be a mistake!
    (I am totally loving my decision, can ya tell?!) It helps to have an awesomely supportive partner in life & it sounds like you do!

    Thank you for the mention!! I have no doubts you will find your path & be awesome at it!!
    xoxo.

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