This post brought to you by Disney’s Queen of Katwe. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Honey + Lime.
Want to know how I found my dream job and turned it into a career? The road was long, but I am proud to say that I accomplished my dream and made it my full time business!
I am sharing my story of the search for my dream job, inspired by the Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere release of Disney’s Queen Of Katwe! This movie is such a beautiful story of perseverance and truly never giving up on your dreams. I was once in a weird place where I honestly had no idea what my dreams were. Like most of us, I spent the better part of my 20’s figuring out who I was, what kind of career path I would pursue, and who I wanted to be. I was lost for a good decade – seriously! Here’s how I found my dream job, and the path I took to get there.
How I Found My Dream Job – And Made It My Career!
To be completely honest, I found my dream job when I was unemployed. I had just had my first child and I was a stay at home mom in a new city where I knew nobody. Social media networks started to emerge, and I came across forums and blogs as a way to write and chat with other moms like me. I LOVED it. So much, that I ventured off on my own.
So, what is my dream job? This blog, and the whole Honey + Lime online platform.
When I decided to try writing my own blog, I had absolutely no idea wheat I was doing. I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of setbacks I had to over come. I started writing with no direction, no money, and ended up teaching myself a ton of information about websites, html coding, photography, and so much more. When my husband lost his job, I had to work full time outside of the house. The dream job took a back seat for a few years. I could have quit then. I could have failed.
I kept pushing. I kept trying. Through all of the time spent, the frustrations, the feeling of inadequacy, the need to immediately make money for my family, the rejections, and even some tears, here I am. I persevered, I am proud to say that I make a full time income doing what I love – writing this blog and running it as my own business!
Disney’s Queen of Katwe is a movie all about overcoming challenges and pushing through to accomplish a dream. A young Phiona grew up in the slums of a city in Uganda, and it seemed as though her family could not catch a break. As she matured, she learned a whole lot about herself, her life situation, and who and what she could become if she believed so. Despite her poor upbringing, the naysayers, lots of tears, and other hiccups along the way, she pursues her dream of becoming an International chess champion! How’s that for inspiration?
Is it time to make your move?
Be like Phiona. Move forward. Take risks. Learn about yourself. Overcome. Persevere. Love the life you wish to live, and pursue a career you love. If you liked how I found my dream job, just know that you can do it too! It feels so wonderful to be in a position where I love what I do each day.