Taking the plunge

12 Dec

A fresh start for a fresh year

For a while now I have been struggling to find a way to gain a job that is even half way related to my degree, and failing dramatically. I’ve applied for opportunity after opportunity but turns out they weren’t my opportunities just other people’s. A paranoid part of me (at least I really hope it’s just paranoia and insecurity) kept thinking it was me, taking the rejections personally.

I’m perhaps misguided in thinking it, but I really do feel that I have all the essential ingredients for a good CV, lots of work experience in my field, good references and a large portfolio as well as lots of volunteering under my belt. But still nothing…locked in this cycle of depression, a part-time retail job, volunteering and fruitless job searches I’ve made a life changing decision and decided to take the plunge.

A new year means a new start, so in 2012 I will be turning my life upside down and moving to our glittering capital, London here I come! The career aspect is not just the driving force behind this move, I see everyone I know moving on and having lives, getting jobs, moving out, challenging themselves and making a little world of their own.

 Seeing everyone else having the courage to take on new challenges has given me the strength to start my own.

Moving to London will be hard, finding a job in London will most likely be harder. I’ll have no friends and its been over eleven years since I’ve lived there. It will be a risk for so many reasons, and I can’t deny that I am plagued by doubts. What if I don’t find a job? What if it all goes really wrong? What if I fail? Will I make friends? Am I up to the challenge?

My destination 🙂

Honest answer I don’t know…but I’ll never let fear stop me doing anything. If it’s a disaster then at least I’ll be able to say I tried and won’t regret not taking the chance. So 2012, new year, new start, new life hopefully a new job. I’m officially taking the plunge and moving to London in February.

I’ve watched my friends live out their own adventures, now its time for one of my own, all my friends have had the strength to be brave and make changes, inspiring me to make my own. The good news is I’ll be able to write more blog posts about life in the big city and all its strange quirks and undiscovered wonders!

Wish me luck!


7 Responses to “Taking the plunge”

  1. Posky December 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    I just moved to New York for similar reasons. You can always fall back to where you are from and enjoy the adventure of going somewhere new. It’ll likely be a hard six months, but you’ll get into the swing of it.

  2. StephBristow December 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Thank you for the support, Its a risk, but I’m hoping your right and it will work out 🙂 x x

  3. eva626 December 13, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    i actually live in new york..its a great place..very diverse.! i cant wait for your posts about what you think of the city.! cheers

  4. StephBristow December 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    I’d love to go to New York, living there would be a dream! It does seem like a city that has so much to offer! And thank you! I’m sure I’ll have some interesting stories to tell! x x 🙂

  5. Diana December 16, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    Good luck Steph! I see no reason why you shouldn’t make it, looking forward to stories from Londinium 😀

    • StephBristow December 16, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

      awww thank you 🙂 I hope your right and I do! I hope we all do 🙂 x x

  6. Beyond the Face of facebook . December 18, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    Thanks for posting. Looking for work sounds like going about marriage!:) Related…

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