The idea behind today’s post comes courtesy of Pia, a reader who recently reached out to me. Rather than replying directly, however, I’ve decided (with her permission) to publish her email and share my response with you all. Why? Because we all get stuck in a rut sometimes, whether it’s in work, life or otherwise. From someone who’s been there, here’s how to slowly but surely start loving your life again.
I read your inspiring post `Feeling Helpless…’ and decided to write you a message.
I am a 33 year-old girl from Brazil who has lived in London for 6 years. I love this city and my personal life but I am unsatisfied with my career as marketing executive for an hedge fund publishing company and I feel pretty hopeless sometimes.
However, a few months ago I decided to make a few changes in my life. First, I signed up for a course in nutrition and realised that I can’t spent another 2 years working in a corporate environment and being stuck in an office for the rest of my life.
I used to consider myself a creative person. I studied journalism with the intention of writing about culture and literature and fiction. I used to dream about stories…I even wrote a book for YA. But I lost all that passion and am not too sure how to reinstate the same feeling in my heart.
I feel inadequate and useless so I can’t contribute with any ideas to the meetings, activities at work. I tend to blame myself for that all the time, but I am starting to realise that the reason I am not creative enough at work is not because I am stupid, it’s simply because I don’t enjoy what I do.
I want to change but I am too scared – do you ever feel the same? I have decided to make some changes anyway. So, alongside with the course, I am volunteering and practising yoga every week. I am in love more and more with health, nutrition, writing, meditation and yoga and would love to change my career to something related to one of those things. I am just too scared to make this change happen…
Would you recommend me something to achieve my goals and make this change happen?
Today you seeded some hope inside me. For your words of wisdom, thank you.