24 August 2015

Guest Post // A Life Lesson

Todays guest blogger is one I'm sure you're all familiar with by now: the lovely Charline (of Charline Has a Blog) with a life lesson.

Hey everyone! Charline at your service!

This will be my last post on North East Nerd. I've been enjoying this a lot. My two previous posts were about blogging tips and my favourite drugstore products. To finish it off I want to share a quote with you. I really like reading this kind of post and I also run a weekly series over on my blog called #NoteToSelf. I give the opportunity to fellow bloggers to guest post with an inspirational quote or life lesson, something they live by or strongly believe in. I put in on hold during the summer months but I really want to start doing them again, starting on September 2nd and post a new one every Wednesday. Feel free to send me a message, all the info is in this post.

Enough said, let's move on to my actual post.

"You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let so and see what happens." - Mandy Hale

I always thought I would follow a flawless path to the end of my school career. It seemed as if everything fell into place. I was lucky enough to pass on all my exams every year, without having to take resits or retake the course the next year. I always wondered how that was possible, but it happened and I was glad it did. This year though - my fourth year of Uni - was a bit different.

Around April things started to get rough for me. I felt like I wasn't good enough to complete my school year anymore, I felt as if everyone around me was better than me and as if I wasn't going to complete my project in a beautiful way. I wanted it to be good, as it's my last project I will do on school, this will determine my final grade and my diploma. This is the thing I have to be most proud of of the whole four years I've been studying Interior Design. And I just wasn't. I had a hard time writing my thesis and I couldn't focus on my design before I sorted out my research. I had this plan in my head where I would graduate in June and would have to start worrying what do to next.

But instead, I decided to take it slow and purposely finish my thesis during the resits (which when this post goes up, is in a few days OR will be finished a couple of days ago!) and my project will be moved to next year in January. That way I can focus on it a lot and take a bit more time to actually get it right. It was such disappointment at first, meaning I would have to go to school yet another six months and wouldn't graduate along with all my friends. But after it started to sink in, it was such a relief to know I could make it, just on my own tempo.

That's why I chose this quote: sometimes you just need to breathe. Take a step back and see what is best for you. Never compare yourself to others and how their are doing things. See what the best choice is for you and let it all happen.

I hope this will inspire some people to re-evaluate some things you have been struggling with. If you can relate to this, please let me know in the comments below, I'll be happy to read them!

Signing out; thanks again one last time to the lovely Fiona for letting me do this!

Lots of love and speak to you soon!
Charline | Charline Has a Blog
You can follow on Bloglovin & Twitter: @charline_st

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