Appreciate where you are in your journey, even if it’s not where you want to be. Every season serves its purpose - anonymous
I feel like this quote is relatable to so many of us now. We have come to realise that there is more to life than following in our parent’s footsteps or social expectations. Not only was it the norm but also the easy way out. You didn’t have to think twice about what it might be that you are passionate about (overthinking is overrated anyway right?).
That was me, guilty as charged. I’ve always been a creative person and as I neared the end of high school I dabbled with the ideas of becoming a pastry chef (because chocolate), an interior designer (because fiddle figs) or an archaeologist (because Egypt). I decided on studying Law to make good use of the education my parents had given me (and for which I am so grateful). I gathered that I liked writing essays and arguing a point so, surely, I would like law (reasoning 101).
I studied Law/Arts (majoring in Political Science and Economics) at the University of Queensland and completed my practicing certificate at Queensland University of Technology. Whilst the degree was relatively interesting I began to realise that I wasn’t made to sit behind a desk from 8 – god-knows-what-time working for someone else. In saying that, I do value my time at university and everything it thought me, namely that I can do anything I put my mind to (classic ‘you go girl’ attitude right there, but srsly).
I finished my degree in July 2014 and went travelling around South America for 4 months with a friend. That trip really opened my eyes. Whereas I had an inkling that law wasn’t for me before the trip, I knew for sure afterwards. I spent hours and hours on buses thinking up recipes and flavour combinations but never thinking once about law (I don’t even think Harvey Spectre was that popular yet, wait what?).
In February 2015 I mixed my passion for pastry and baking with my passion for wholesome eating. Enter WHOLESOME INES. I grew ridiculously fast getting 20,000 likeminded followers within a year. It was way beyond what I could have expected and hoped. I worked with some incredible brands to spread to wholesome living vibe around.
For me to keep growing at the pace I had grown and get as much interaction as I had been getting I would have had to turn to blogging full time or dedicate much more than the 10 hours I was currently contributing. But I had other plans, other goals which after a year are finally about to take fruition (geddit fruit, fruition).
I can’t wait to share with you what I’ve been working on endlessly for the past year! Remember, if you are not where you want to be, you are still on the journey. As they say, it’s the journey that matters, not the destination!