08 Jul Diary of a Dream Job – Entry 1
It’s been a bit over a year since I decided to leave my secure, full-time and brilliant job in Radio to take on my own adventure. I had no idea what colour, shape or size that adventure was going to be, I just wanted in. And now, I’m worried I might want out. Forging my own path is the hardest and most insanely challenging ‘adventure’ I’ve gone on and since I’m always banging on about ‘chasing your dreams’ I should probably share the raw truth of what dream chasing looks like. The high’s are through the roof, but the lows are so far through the ground I think they pass hell on their way down. And honestly, there isn’t a great deal in between.
When I left radio, I did it with a vision of wanting ‘more’. The number of paths I went down was almost comical. I wasn’t entirely sure where my mixed bag of skills would lead me, so I just ran, eyes closed down every path on the map. After doing ring a ring a rosy for a few months, I channeled my energy into my own little venture called On The List which has been the most addictive drug from day one. I’ll tell you more about it next time or just check it out onthelistmelbourne.com.au
A year in and oh my lord I have so many learning’s to share and maybe some questions I need some help answering too. Some days (like right now) I really just want to pack it all in and go back to working for someone else, but other days (like probably in 5 minutes) I love what I’m doing so much it bursts out of me and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
I’ve been threatening to start something like this for a long time, and I think I’ve been writing entries in my head for months – the one thing stopping me (totally aside from time) was a name for it. I debated everything and wrote out so many names I nearly forgot my own, and in the end while I wasn’t really satisfied with this one I remembered a lesson a super talented friend taught me. It was something along the lines of ‘nothing is perfect, if it’s 70-80% it’s more than good enough to just keep pressing on, you’ll never be perfect so don’t let it hold you back’ – quote by some super famous entrepreneur. I’m sure it was said much more eloquently, but I’m sure you get the gist.
It’s a tough/rewarding/ridiculous/fabulous road and I hope to share it with you.
FYI: I just Googled Ring a Ring a Rosy and actually there are heaps of variations, Ring Around the Rosie, Ring a ring o Roses, Ring a Ring o’Roses….which flipping one is it?! Is the one I used the right one? Oh well, 70% right is good enough for me!