I may have graduated and finished my 16+ years of education for good, but the learning doesn’t stop once I step out of the classroom. I absolutely LOVE learning – I considered a masters just to keep doing it, but ultimately the idea of a full time job and a real income appealed to me just a bit more. That’s why I’ve made an oath to never stop learning. Sometimes it will be obvious, like photography classes or online courses, but sometimes it’ll be a little less obvious. Perhaps I won’t even realise myself that I’m learning something new.
Now that I’ve shared this oath with my blog, I thought why not share what I’m teaching myself right now.
Confidence isn’t the most obvious of things to teach yourself, and to some extent – it can’t be taught, only developed over time and experiences. Despite this, I’m working on building my confidence, and effectively teaching myself to be the strong, confident young woman I want to be. The main way I’ve been doing this putting myself out of the comfort zone more often. If something scares or worries me and I know the reason for this is my lack of confidence, I’m doing it anyway. I already feel one hundred times more confident than I did this time last year, so I’m excited to see how different I feel in myself this time next year!
Last month I finally bought myself Lightroom CC in hope to up my blogging and photography game that little bit more. I feel like my photography has massively improved in recent months, thanks to some fab teaching and guidance from my boyfriend! The next step for me is the editing process. When I was in high school I had photoshop and was always editing photos and creating fun graphics on there so I’ve always had a natural love for editing, so I’ve started to dedicate some time to do just that. I’m looking forward to getting a grip with Lightroom and creating some presets to use too. Any tips, send them my way!
To not worry when it’s not worth worrying about
Worrying and overthinking is one of my WORST traits, and I hate it. I often waste a lot of time worrying about situations I have no control over and it’s something I know needs to change. Every time I find myself worrying I sit and think. Does it really matter? Will it matter in a few weeks/months’ time? How much does it actually affect me? If the answer isn’t worth it, I’m bidding not to worry. And if I should worry, I’m worrying, accepting it, but ultimately moving on.
You probably know by now that I recently started a new job as a Digital Marketing Co-ordinator. Other than my knowledge I’ve gained through blogging, I don’t know a whole lot about the digital marketing sector. As something I’m keen to get into and build my way up the career ladder in, I know I need to get some real knowledge behind me. I’ve recently started a free online Marketing course which I’ll hopefully get a certificate at the end of, and I have a few more next on my list including the Google Analytics Academy!
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As I said previously, I really feel like my photography has improved so much recently – more so in the last few months than in the last few years! It gives me such a thrill when I get the perfect shot I just want to keep improving my game even more. I’m working on experimenting more and trying some new things with my photography, but I’d love to get on a course or something similar soon too.
Let’s hope in a few months’ time I’m a confident, photographer, editor, digital marketing expert with no worries at all! What are you teaching yourself right now?
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