Just become better! It’s… easy

Hi guys,

In today’s post, I would like to focus on getting better. Not getting better than this guy who seems to have it all but better than you and just you yesterday. Changing anything in life requires us to get some skill or set of skills, sometimes a different attitude or different priorities. What is sure, if we want to see change around us, the only thing we are changing is ourselves.

Let me give you some examples. If you want to have a clean home, you need to change your habits or maybe learn how to clean (I know it is hard to believe, but there aren’t any magic gnomes who wash dishes after you or do your laundry). If you need more money, you need to learn new skills to be able to earn more or you need to learn how to spend more wisely. And if you look at any change you want to make in your life, it requires you to adjust one or the other way.

. So how to make any change easier? Just become better! It seems simple, while in reality changing yourself is the hardest part of it all. Throughout our lives, we’ve developed a lot of habits that make our life easy. We’ve created our routines, so a lot of times we are not even aware of the things we do. If we want to change anything, first we need to gain awareness of what are we doing now. Let’s take for example saving money. I think most of us would like to do it, but there is always not enough to put aside. So the first thing would be to realise where is our money coming from and how much each month are we getting. Where do we spend our money, which of our spending is a necessity and which isn’t and so on. Maybe we are not earning enough? So how to change it? Shall we get another job, start a side hustle or downsize our home? When we realise what the problem is and what options we have to resolve it, then we can try and decide which option is the best and what shall we focus on the most.

You could ask how do I know, that this is what we should do? I have no idea, but I am sharing my thoughts here and gaining awareness about myself is what I am trying to do now. As I will keep changing myself, I will share my results with you. It might work, might not. But I will never know till I’ll try.

And that’s all I wanted to share in today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading and if you want to try anything I’ve written about, let me know in the comment. If you already using this technique, let me know if it works for you. And if you disagree, I will be happy to read your opinion. In the end, we are all here to learn.

But for now, I wish you a good day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria

Changes are the struggle

Hi guys,

Today I would like to write about changes (like it is the first time I have ever done this on this blog). I think we can all agree, that I’ve proven in my previous posts how big of a struggle changes are for me. And here I am, writing this post early morning, after a sleepless night (if someone asks, I am trying to get into sleeping at night, after years of working night shifts). Well, that change goes very well, don’t you think?

I was hoping that working during the day will fix all my productivity problems. Like a magic wand, a good night’s sleep will help me to get more energy and motivation to get simple tasks done. Out of a sudden, I will become this well-organised person, who just gets her stuff done like no one else… Oh, but I forgot that changes are a struggle. To get a good night’s sleep I need to be able to fall asleep relatively easy. But I can’t. Usually, as soon as I am falling asleep, either my son is waking up, reminding me that it is time to start our day, or I need to go to work.

Sometimes, I think about the time when I used to work in my previous job. I was exhausted, as there were not many hours to sleep during the day, but at least I knew I will sleep at least a few hours each day. At this point, I keep assuming that I don’t need to sleep during my son’s nap or else I will not be tired at night. However, in the end, I end up not being able to fall asleep at night. As soon as I lie down, I feel hungry, or I just remember that I was supposed to do this or that. On the other hand, I struggle to get anything done during the day. I am very tired and starting any task seems too daunting. When I start, it goes quite ok, but thoughts about how tired I am and how much I have to do makes me unwilling to start anything.

So here I am, trying to figure out what else can I do. Writing this post as a way of expressing my desperation? Or maybe the better world will be a disappointment? Any way… Here I am… Changes are the struggle…

But changes are also an opportunity. They allow you to grow, improve your life, and become better yourself. They are a chance for you to find out how to would be to do something differently. They get you out of your comfort zone. To summarise: changes are a struggle, but they will become normal one day. After you adjust to them they are going to be a part of your life. That makes this struggle worth going through. It will get better one day, so let’s go through this adjustment phase as well as we can and let’s enjoy changes in our life.

Daria

Don’t expect different results, while doing same things

Hi guys,

Today I would like to talk about changes. The reason why I’ve decided to talk about changes (I might have had very similar if not the same title of the post down the road already), is because I’ve changed the one thing that was spoiling my productivity, which is my job. For a very long time, I’ve been working night shifts and as a result, I was running on little to no sleep. Friday night was my last shift in that job (I liked it, just the timing wasn’t as convenient). And as stress connected to me phaving to get ready on time ended, I slept the entire 24 hours. Good thing that we have my auntie visiting us and she took good care of my son, while I was on my visit to the dreamland. I was a bit anxious about my decision but this situation convinced me that this was the right choice. I am still going to work but this time during the day, around my husband’s schedule. However, having a night for sleep seems to be the best choice I could have made.

And I am not going to lie, I still feel a bit anxious about this change. Am I going to manage in my new job? Is it going to be a better solution for my family time-wise? I have no idea, but there is no point in being stuck in a bad scenario, just because of fear that the new one is going to be worse. I might regret it in the future, but hey, I will be able to look for another job, if this isn’t going to work out. This is the worst-case scenario, the better one is that I am going to love my new job and it will serve my family much better than my current job does. So what am I losing after all? Not too much. I might gain a new experience and a great place to work, and at the same time be present for my son. And don’t get me wrong, I was there for my son, but towards the end of the week, when my husband and I had a day off, I’ve slept through the entire day.

So what is the situation at the moment? First of all, I am trying to get used to a new sleeping routine. It has only been a couple of days, so I can’t fall asleep in the evening. Second of all, I am dealing with all paperwork for my new job. While writing this paragraph I am on my way to getting basic training. After there will be only documents to upload, and a contract to sign and I will be able to start work next week. I am also planning to finally get my home organised this week but as always, we’ll see how it’ll go. At the moment there is a huge heat wave where I live and it makes it hard to get to work. But as always, I’ll do my best to push through.

Next week I am going to start my work in a fast food restaurant. It will be challenging on the begining, but all jobs so far were, till I got ised to. And I will also have more time to work on my own projects, so fingers crossed, you’ll be able to read my posts on more regular basis.

And this is all I wanted to share in today’s post. Changes are hard and if you are going through any at the moment, remember that the situation you are used to now also was a change back in time, so I wish you a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria

Taking life in your own hands… Does it even make sense?

Hi guys,

If you have seen my posts in a past, you probably know that my life is a constant battle of taking control over. I keep trying to find a balance between my work life and family life, I want to get my financial situation straight, I want to keep developing, stop smoking, etc. But you must have also noticed that I never succeed. Something is happening every single time. There is stress connected to this or that and as a result, I am just giving up. With plans to resume during a ‘better time’, I let any progress be jeopardised.

After some time I’ve realised that there is no point in even trying. Whatever I used to do, something was destroying my strike of small successes. And I had to keep starting all over again. I was blaming these small ‘catastrophes’ for all the failures in my life. It stopped making sense to put any effort into changing anything. So I left everything as it was.

But how it is possible for some people to succeed and it seems like it comes to them without even trying, while some people like me cannot manage the simplest thing. Well, the answer is quite obvious: people who succeed can preserver through harder times. They can push through the obstacles and hardships in their life. I have no idea if there is anything genetic, or you get it with your mum’s milk (I’m not sure if this saying exists in English, but it does in polish). Or maybe it happens during life? Maybe, as they manage to keep going with some small things, the harder ones aren’t as hard anymore? Similarly to exercising. As you start, even running a mile might be quite an issue. However, as you keep running regularly, you’ll get the ability to run a marathon.

I don’t know the answer yet. But here I am. I am going to try and push through harder times and see if it will get easier with time. Yes, I know… You’ve heard it before. I stated a similar thing in past. Well, not once or even just twice. But this time I want to be more clever than last time (and time before that, and before that… You get the drill). This time, I am assuming, that I will not be able to carry on every single time, but at the same time, I’m not going to let it put me down. This is my goal, to be able to learn the lesson from my mistakes and failures as they will come, but at the same time be able to move on, tweak my approach a bit if it will be necessary and keep going on.

And after some time, I will let you know from my own experience, what the answer is. So here I am, getting ready for a new start and taking a challenge to finally change my life for the better.

And to make it easier for me to manage, I will have one, just one thing to do every day for one full month. After a month I will decide whether I want to keep the habit or let it go. I was thinking about what my first challenge should be and as there is a NaNoWriMo camp starting in April, I will take a part in it. And my challenge is to write at least 1500 words every day for each day of April. I will keep you up to date once a week, and who knows, maybe after I will be writing every day after that? We’ll see what my thoughts will be and if it is going to get easy as the time flies.

Anyway, this is it for today’s post. I hope you had or will have a very productive day (depending on when you are reading it). And I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria

Where is the world we know?

Hi guys,

Today I would like to share with me some thoughts regarding the current situation basically all over the world. And reading this post, you could be taking a different place. I personally know people, who are panicking and if they could, they would close themselves in the basement with all the toilet paper and pasta they bought. Some of my friends, on the other hand, don’t believe that this virus exists and all this is done to control people all over the world. There are also people somehow between that. They believe that virus exists and it is dangerous for some group of people, but not all. So they do not need to worry, as they are out of the risk.

I could discuss my opinion here. What and why I think a certain way, but because I am not an expert, I won’t. I wouldn’t give you advise if you came to me with any medical problem, as lack of my knowledge in this field could put your health or even life in danger. We have exactly the same thing here. Coronavirus is a disease and I simply don’t feel educated enough to speak publicly about it.

However, whether you believe that this virus exists or not, it has a huge impact on your and your family’s life. You could lose your job, or maybe you have been put on unpaid leave, your children are at home, while you might be working from home too. A lot of services are taking longer, we went through a phase, where shelves in shops were pretty much empty. There were cases when mothers couldn’t buy nappies for their children, simply because they weren’t available. Many people became homeless. For many families, the future is as unsure as it never was. All this is being called ‘the new normal’ and most of us got used to it already. Especially that most of the restriction has been lifted and we are able to live our ‘new normal life’ in a bit more similar way to our old normal.

Did it make it better? Well, definitely did. But we are still living in ‘the new normal’ reality. There are many people looking for jobs and realising that there isn’t as many. We don’t know if or rather when the lockdown will take place again. How many more companies will bankrupt? Will we be able to survive? And finally, how the world will look like when coronavirus will get under control, no matter what does it mean. How long it will take for people to gain trust that there is no risk? How long it will take for the economy to return to the state from before? Will it ever be the same?

I don’t think anyone knows the answer to this question. We need to wait to see what will happen. Most of us knew since the very long time that world changes constantly. Our world is different than the one our parents lived in, their was different than their parent’s one and so one. But I don’t think any of us suspected that it can change so fast. That is a matter of months, the entire world will be at home waiting for news and hoping they will be good.

So here we all are, trying to adjust, missing our families and looking forward to the time, when ‘our new normal’ will become ‘used to be normal’ and we will be free to live our lives as we want again. We hope, that we will manage to survive and that all this will become just an interesting story for our grandchildren. Many of us will probably start it something like this:

‘In 2020 all our lives turned over by 180 degrees. We’ve got an opportunity to realise how unstable our world could be, that one event might make us lose everything we have. But also in 2020, we understood what really is important in life: family, friends and all people around. Because when we were locked at home, with all the technology, with all money we had, we understood how much we missed our closest ones. We will never forget this feeling’.

I want to end this post slightly unusually. I would like to ask you for a favour for yourself. As soon as it will be safe, visit your friends and family and give each of them the biggest hug you are able too. And remember to appreciate all those who care about you, as they are more important than all the goods and wealth you’ll ever be able to collect.

And that’s it for today’s post. I wish you a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria

Designing your dream life

Hi guys,

Today I would like to talk about something what is very important, yet mostly forgotten. I want to talk about dream life. All of us have some idea, how they would their life to look like. What they would like to do for a living, or not to have to work any more and have time for their passion.

Personally, I wish that one day I will own my property, not to be forced to move as often as I do now. I want to have a passive income on such level which allows me to pay all property related things and live decently.

Although, these seem like financial goals, they are just my way to achieve an alternative goal, which is to be able to spend as much time with my family as I want. I want to be able to visit my mum in Poland without begging for holiday first.

All this stuff require me to build my passive income such a way, that I will be able to receive a bit more money each month, than my regular spending. This would give me an opportunity to live my life with enough time for things that really matter: family and memories for my family.

This is my dream life and I am sure that most (if not all) of us would like to be in a place which is different than the current one. Maybe it is being a debt free, or being able to travel freely. Maybe just like me you want to simply have time for your family, without facing the fear of losing roof over your head.

Whatever it is, you might be in a place where I used to be. Thinking that it is what it is and you have to take it. That there is no point to try, as it isn’t going to change anyway.

Well, I have a good and a bad news for you. All in one. Let me quote:

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right

Henry Ford

You have much more control over your life and, what’s more important, over your mindset. You can sit and keep taking everything as it is (and it is completely fine, if you chose so) or you can become more proactive and start changing your life bit by bit.

Let me be honest, before I’ll share my tips to design a dream life. Not everything is going to work plus it might turn out that your dream life isn’t as dreamed as you might think now. At the same time, it is important not to give up. Otherwise how are you going to judge, if you’ll never get there? And what is very important, the journey is what matters.

But let’s get to my tips (or steps) of designing a dream life:

Step 1: Analyse

This should be done even before you start thinking about designing your dream life, it might be a good idea to analyse your current situation. My way to do it is to write all this things that I like in my life on the one site of a paper and everything what I want to change on the other site. You can include everything, what you want. In my case some of the good things will be my family, the fact that we can afford to pay for roof over our head, that we have food on our plates, etc. Small things that I like, let me see, that my life is not a nightmare. Thinks I would change, is to move to our own property, to have a passive income, to spend more time with my son, etc.

As soon as I have these two list, I start asking “why” questions to things to change. For example, why do I want to move to our own property? Because I don’t want to keep moving. Why don’t you want to keep moving? I don’t want to have my son to change his school because of that. Why? It would take a sense of belonging out from his life. Why? Because his surrounding would be changing all the time?

As answers start being about one thing, or I simply don’t have any more of them I move to the next one. And all this till I’ll get definite answers for all of the things on this list.

That time I am going back to the other list and check if there are answers connected to things from it. As more I have, as more sure I am to be on the right path. And then, I move to the next step.

Step 2: Action plan and action itself

This is where all the hard work starts. You just need to pick up one of the things from your things to change list and write as many options or ways to change it as you could. But don’t get caught in a ‘there is no way to change it’ mindset. Let’s say you have picked to have a passive income one. You could create a digital product, you could write a book, or invest. For simplicity we have these three options only (in your it is good to include more in your action plan). You can go through everything you came up with and pick one of them again. If you’d have an cash laying around (except your emergency funds), you could chose investments, but there might be some risks connected to it. And let’s be honest, probably not many of us have money to invest. So you might decide to write a book. Think what your book could be about. Will it be a fiction, or non fiction book? Prepare an outline and start working on it in your spare time.

And here there are two things that can happen when you finish: you’ll either succeed or fail. In the first scenario, you need to decide whether you are happy with level of income you are getting? Will it decrease over a time? Are you fine with that? If no (or you failed), pick another option ( like creating your digital product) and start all over again. Just remember to learn from mistakes you could have made on your way. If yes, pick another thing from things to change list and repeat step 2.

All this might seem easy, but it is hard in fact. Changes are rarely happening within a days or even weeks. They are more likely to take a lot of time. But this is what it takes. Hard work, to get where you want to be or at least as close to that place as possible.

That’s all for today’s post. I would like to hear from you, what changes would you like to do in your life? Or maybe you are already living your dream life? Share it in a comment section below. I’ll be happy to read it.

For now I wish you a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria

Don’t expect different results, when you keep doing same things all over again

Hi guys,

Today I would like to talk about an aspect known probably by most of us. Either we are guilty of doing it or at least we know someone, who’s description I am going to present to you now.

Imagine the person, who says: “I would like to change my job, but there is no other job for me”. When asked: “Have you try to apply anywhere else?”.
“Yes, I did. But I haven’t got any response.”
“Have you thought why?”
“They all were requiring certain skills, which I don’t have. But I will keep trying to apply.”
“Have you done anything to get those skills?”
“No, but I will keep applying till I will get my dream job”.
This was just example. Person, who tries to get something, knows why he is not getting it, knows, what he should do to change it, but does nothing. Just keeps doing same, not working things, hoping that next time results will be different.
He might be lucky and that might be the case, but as he keeps trying with no desired results, chances for that are very low.
Any way, the person feels that he is doing his best. He keeps thinking that everything will change one day, even if he is making same mistakes all over again (in this made up story, he doesn’t get skills necessary for his dreamed job).
Although this isn’t a real story, I think all (or at least most) of us were in that place at least once. I like to call this kind of situation as ‘one day I will…’ time. After these three dots you can put whatever you want: one day I will get new job, start my business, travel, spend more time with my family, get skills I’ve always dreamed of and many more. Possibilities are endless, as many people as many cases (and also there are some, including myself, who could think about a lot of things to include in this statement). You know, this ‘I need to get my life together. One day I will…’
The only problem is that our life is passing by, it will not stop and take a break, just because we want it to. We also tend to forget that changes take time. We can change our attitude right away, but to see results of these changes, usually takes some time. It is very important thing to realise our power and believe in our ability to change the situation we are in.
Especially, that our actions might not work and we need to look for some other ways to make changes. If we will not give ourselves a chance to make a mistake, who else will?
So today, I have a challenge for each of you: think about your perfect life and decide what is your first step to get there. And most important: take this step, no matter how bouncy and hard this road seems to be.
That’s it for today’s post. I wish you a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.
Daria

Set up a routine which works for everyone at home and stick to it

Hi guys,

Today I will talk about last of my 2020 resolutions. As you could see in this post, I have decided to focus on some things which are very important to me at the moment. It might seem that I went easy on myself this year (and this is most likely true), but I wanted to set goals, which will be possible to achieve. A lot of them (if not all in some way) are connected to my financial situation, as this is the biggest problem at the moment. Although, I know that there are a lot of people in much worse situation, I am also aware that in case of any emergency, we will struggle to get back on our feet, if we will not fix it as soon as possible.

This is one of the reasons why we need to set up a routine. Having me and my husband working full time is helping us to keep paying our debt relatively quickly. But it also makes it very hard to manage. We were advised to employ someone to look after our son while we are in work. But I can’t trust any stranger to look after such small baby, especially that even if something would go wrong, he wouldn’t be able to tell us. This forced us to work in different shifts and as I can’t imagine being all day away from my son, I’ve chosen night shift (night shifts are hard too, but at least when I am working, little guy is sleeping most of the time).

There are some small things I would like to achieve in our family life, even though me and my husband are working on different shifts. I wish to be able to spend as much quality time with my son as it is possible, I would like to spend time with my husband and make sure that both of us can have time for ourselves (whether it is for working on personal projects or just relaxing). I want to make sure that our home is clean and that there is always food in our fridge too. It might seem impossible, especially with a small child. Some of you might think that I am neglecting my son just because I am working full time and I, dreaming about free time, might seem like a horrible mother. But I am a true believer that sacrificing all your dreams and goals for a baby will not do well for you and at the end for your child. Also, I think that being able to get an extra income is good for my son too. Hopefully, very soon will be able to put some funds aside for his future, we’ll be able to buy a home, so wherever life is going to take my son, he’ll always have a place to come and forget about all his problem. And finally, we’ll be able to provide for his development, give him opportunities to find his way, by simply being able to afford things, he wants to try.

Kids are very amazing and they learn unbelievably fast. But at the same time, they are not reading books or taking various courses secretly. They are learning by watching their surrounding. Especially in the beginning of their lives, we, as a parents, are all their world. I want to create believe in my son’s head that he can manage a lot of things, without neglecting anything, as long as he will try very hard. And that if you work hard on something you love doing, you can steer your life in any direction you want.

Altgough, I would like to share our routine now, I haven’t found any so far. We are still testing and keep changing small bits and pieces of it. I might be even wrong and I can’t make it work for all of my requirements, but about this I am going to tell you, when we are going to find something what will be at least the best for us.

And this is it for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading it. If yes, I will appreciate if you will like this post and leave your thoughts in this subject in the comment section (I will be happy to read and reply to every single comment). But for now I wish you all a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria

How to be creative? And what for?

Hi guys,

Today I would like to talk about creativity and it’s importance. I will also share some tips, how to train your creativity.

But before we’ll go to training, let me explain, why I think that creativity is important. If you’ve read my last post, about changes in job environment, you might know that with technological development a lot of professions might disappear. However, I do think that it doesn’t mean that skills you need to do these jobs will become useless. The only think is to find the other way to use them, in order to provide for yourself and your family. And here creativity will come in handy.

Even now, there are a lot of universities producing unemployed graduates with huge loans to be paid for their studies. Even if their job haven’t disappear, there are so many specialists in their field, that finding a good job is being considered something close to mirracle. And very often these educated young people are forced to take some low paid job, or to stay unemployed, hoping that they are going to be part of mirracle.

At the same time, there are some grduates with the same degree, who managed to create very well paid job for themself. They just used their creativity to fill a gap between what people need and what market has to offer to these people.

That’s why I do believe, that creativity is one of the most important skills (or maybe characteristics will be a better word) in today’s world.

Ok, but what can you do, when you are not creative at all? Firstly, I think that this is a pure lie. Each and every of us is creative. The only difference between people who succeed and these who don’t is what these people do with their ideas. One of the examples for that might be my friend. Around five years ago he wanted to write a story or, if it’d turned like this, a book. He had great idea, I had an opportunity to read some fragment and I really thought that it will be very good job. However, after few days, he decided that there is no point, there will be no one who would like to read it. And he gave up. But I still think, that only if he wouldn’t give up that time, now he would be a very good writer.

So this is the main point of this post: to realise, that all of us are creative. We just can’t believe that it would work, so we are leaving our ideas far behind, just wondering what would happen if we would try.

However, we are never so creative, that we cannot be any more. So I will present you some of my tips to boost your creativity (most of them I found on various YouTube channels and blog post, but as it was long time ago, I will not be able to mention where exactly).

First of these excercises is to create a problem each day and write as many solution to solve it as we can (I put my minimum as five). Examples of such problem might be: “I lost my job out of blue, what I am going to do?” or “I found that I no longer have place to live, what I am going to do?”. This examples are quite challenging, especially that you have to find five possible solutions to them. But you can choose something less depressing, like “I want to develop an application, what it will be?”.

Another thing, I do to feel more creative, is that I am writting all crazy ideas that come to my mind. Each of them will do, if only while having them I was thinking: “this is pointless”. And from this list I pick one and try to make it happen (by the way, this blog is one of these ideas and so is my YouTube channel). They not always turn out to be good ideas, but at least I tried.

And last, but not least, have a hobby which requires you to create something. It might be writting, painting, drawing, making movies, designing clothes, etc. You don’t have to show it to anyone, if you don’t want to. Just do it for yourself, and do everything crazy what will come to your mind with it. You’ll see the difference very quickly, trust me. And who knows? Maybe it will become one more skill to help you in the future?

And with this thought I am going to leave you today. I wish you a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria

What shall I study to find a job after?

Hi guys,

Today I would like to talk about something what have been bothering me for a long time, namely: new responsibilities. As we are all living in rapidly changing world, where we can’t really be sure what is going to happen tomorrow, we are exposed to many unexpected situations. On the top of this, more and more often we can hear, that soon robots are going to replace people in many jobs.

Sometimes, during conversations with my friends, I am finding out that they don’t see any point in further learning, as it will leave them as another uneployed master or phd diploma holder. And unfortunatelly, very often they are right. Especially if they are associating their education with standard institutions only, like schools, universities and some kind of courses on top of that. Even now, we have a lot of people being graduated with the best possible marks, but still struggling to find a job of their dream. But on the other hand, there are a lot of people, who hardly graduated from primary school, but doing great any way.

So what in reality matters when we are trying to plan our future? How to choose a degree, which will not end up as three years being wasted, leaving us with student loan? While thinking about answers for these questions, I came up with some tips for myself:

  • Whatever degree you choose, make sure you have a plan

This is very important thing for me. Starting a university, you are going to learn a lot of various things. At the same time, you are not going to need all knowledge, which you are going to get there. Having some kind of plan might help you decide, on which subjects do you need to focus more and which of them require you to have just some basic knowledge. Even if during your course you’ll change my mind, you will still have basic knowledge to explore the topic much quicker.

  • Make sure that you are going to learn something, what is interesting for you

This is something what a lot of people are forgetting about. Studying for even just three years might be quite a hard task. But if you study something what makes you bored… well, I wish you good luck… But if you are thinking that it is just three years, you can survive it, remember that there are many years of work in choosen profession ahead of you. So maybe it is worthed to consider, wether you really can survive?

  • Don’t focus just on your university work

I think, this is the most important thing. While you are learning, try to find as many opportunities as you can to gain some experience. It is connected with your plan. You might try to gain skills, which you will be able to take advantage in your future work of (and they don’t have to be gained in your dream field of work). Try to meet as many people from your future field. They are experienced and they can keep advising you during your learning process.

  • Don’t stop learning

Having your dreamed job, doesn’t mean that you are done with learning. As I mentioned at the begining, today’s world changes with light speed and you need to keep up with it. So make sure you do and you’ll be able to sleep with peace. If you think that your profession might disappear in short future, learn something new, so you’ll have more opportunities when you are forced to look for new job.

To summarise, living in changing world requires from us much more awareness and taking responsibility for our choices. We can’t think just about present, but we should consider how our skills might help us in the future. Just in case, if what we intend to do, does not exist any more.

And with this thought I will leave you today. I wish you a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria