This time eight months ago, I handed in my notice to a well-known fast-food restaurant so that I could focus on my dreams. There was a number of reasons why I left, too many to list right now, and there are times that I look back thinking maybe I shouldn’t have left; yet, it’s something I’ll never regret and something I needed to do.
Since leaving that place, so many of my dreams have come true. I got promoted to editor at CelebMix; I gained an internship with an agency and magazine; I’ve managed to interview a whole range of stars including Bronnie, Manel Navarro, Martin Solveig, Josh Taylor, Cal Turner, Brooklyn, and Måns Zelmerlöw; I got published in Romanian magazine SPECTRUMM; and I even went to Ireland for a long weekend where I saw my idol – my queen: Inna – perform live at The Wright Venue in Dublin.
Those are just a few of the dreams that have come true within the last year, for me, which would totally not have been possible if I had kept working at that fast-food restaurant, working all the hours I could get. When I left, I thought I’d be able to get a job in London and move down there within two months; eight months later and I’m still in Birmingham, still applying for jobs, and still doing my best to get to where I want to be. Regardless, I’m grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way, and I know that my dream will happen eventually because I’m not one to give up.
Life rarely goes to plan, some people let it defeat them, others fight. Fighting is the hardest part; it’s difficult to stay focused; to keep going after the career you want; to keep dreaming big and reaching for those dreams. But curveballs are always thrown at us to prove we can make it. This has been a long road for me, and I know that it’ll probably get worse before it gets better; yet, I know that I’ll get there in the end. My hardworking and focused mentality will get me to where I need to be.
Without dreams, we have nothing to reach for, nothing to go for. It’s why we always have to dream big and never stop going after them because everyone gets there in the end.