Sunday, 26 August 2018

Pieces of Advice I'm Glad I Didn't Take

Over my life, like many people, I have had others tell me how to live my life and what's best for me. Pieces of advice that have helped to avoid some terrible decisions but also some advice that I... well... quite frankly could have done without.

1. Go and get a real job 
My dream has changed over the years but one thing that has always remained is that it had to be in the media industry. I don't know why I have always felt so strongly about working in the industry but now I can't imagine myself doing anything different so I know it is in my heart. However, it's an incredibly hard industry to get a job in so at times people told me to not bother, just get a job somewhere else. Something more reliable and secure. I completely ignored this and worked my socks off and now work in radio and its the best thing I've ever done.

2. Be More Realistic
I'm a big dreamer but personally, there's I believe I remain realistic but when people say this too me all I want to do is prove them wrong with anything. I say there was a specific moment when I'm glad I haven't taken this advice as I just never take it!

3. Just Accept It
If I know something is wrong I will stand my ground whatever it is. If I believe in something or someone I will make sure whatever it is happens. I am extremely strong willed so have never ever taken this piece of advice and don't think I ever will.

4. University Is The Only Option
This was pushed on to me in every area of my life but I was adamant I really didn't need or want to go and so far it has definitely worked out. I'm aware this isn't the case for everyone but it sure did teach me to do what made me happy and what I thought was right.

What pieces of advice are you glad you didn't take?



  1. I'm glad I changed careers, and ignored people who told me I was making a mistake - for sure!

    1. I always stand by do what makes you happy at the time! (Seen as the message of this is don't always take advice, you can happily ignore that piece if you don't like it ahah )

  2. I mean you've pretty much mentioned them all, particularly the 'go get a real job' part. I feel like people totally overlook that I want to be self-employed (I have my own shop, photography business and blog). /

    1. Yes! I'm self- employed and people just don't seem to understand that I can make a living out of being creative!