What To Do Next?

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As you might be aware of recent I’ve been a bit quiet on the social media, blog front. Just because I’ve been left feeling very deflated and . . . . well like this.

Stuck in a lifestyle that I am not a great fan of anymore. Don’t get me wrong I don’t want to bad mouth these aspects of my life because they have served me well and I’ve learnt and grown from them. But it is now time to move on and take a bigger step forward. Though how realistic is that?

Not to moan about money but sadly this is what makes life tick over. I know I should live in the moment. Enjoy what I have. Can’t take it with you bullshit. But sadly Karen that isn’t the world we live in. The fact of the matter is if I don’t earn X amount a month I won’t be able to pay my bills, buy food or get by. So if I bring home less than that or I have a sick day and don’t get paid. I feel the pinch.

It’s horrible.

But what can I do? How can I make my life better? I’d love to go freelance. In photography or media or blogging. But taking that plunge is an unrealistic step for me. I’d love to get into charity work. Especially Male Mental Health based work. To help give a voice to people. To do something meaningful and to make a difference but sadly in the most none selfish way that won’t pay my mortgage. Not to begin with anyway.

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A very supportive and lovely friend said the following to me earlier – “You really could do it full-time I believe in you buddy! You’re written word is fantastic, I love your content and you are always one of the first people to boost people up in this community! I honestly couldn’t think of anyone who deserves it more than you.”

Which is crazy cute and mega supportive of her and it made me think – who else thinks this of me, maybe I could be this figurehead that people look up to, maybe I could help everyone.

I’m thinking about setting up a movement / brand / organisation that focuses on those goals of raising awareness and money for Male Mental Health charities. Which is where I will need your help.

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I just hope something like this can and will give me purpose and until I find my feet I will have to keep going with my current affairs but in time, maybe one day, I will be able to stand up tall and look back at what I have done with pride.



26 thoughts on “What To Do Next?

  1. I know exactly how you feel dude. I’ve been sort of floating around, not being able to focus on what I really want to do, because other adulting things have taken precedent. What you’re planning to take on sounds awesome though and I’m behind you 100%! Xx

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  2. I know the feeling, it sometimes feels like it’s not fair but you just have to hold on – everything will fall into place and you’re exactly where you should be x

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  3. You should definitely do this! It is such an important topic and we need people to take the lead and offer this support.

    I think you’d be great

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  4. Holy Shit! I’ve never related to a blog post more than this one. I completely feel your pain. Also would love to go full time with blogging and my photography (hell, I got a degree in photography however work is hard to find!!!) And money, well don’t get me started on that one.

    Love Ya ❤

    shan// http://www.atnumber20.co.uk

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    • At least I am not alone on this one. Thank you – yeah I studied Digital Film Making and Print Based Media but do nothing with them. We’ll get there one day.


  5. I definitely relate to this. I always feel like I’m just… drifting. Not really getting anywhere and with no direction. For me, I tend to get in my own way. I think about things I could do and then talk myself out of them. It’s not a great habit. In any case, it’s hard and I’m sorry you’re feeling that way, but I do believe you can achieve great things. You’re a talented and lovely guy who will have plenty of support with whatever challenge he takes on!

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  6. I can relate to this. I have spent a lot of my life just existing, waiting for my purpose to be found. I think it is wonderful that you have this goal to focus on male mental health and I think you would do wonderfully with that. We need more people like you out there raising awareness for this topic and others.

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  7. i feel like a lot of people have been feeling this deflation you described. i know i have been, it’s almost like we came steamrolling into the new year and now that things have settled down we are scratching our heads as to what’s next. however, i think you have a very clear plan of what’s next for you and i think it’s a fantastic idea. there absolutely needs to be more talk about male mental health and i think it’s amazing, inspiring really that you want to take part in opening that conversation. i’m backing you 100%, best of luck.
    mich xx

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    • Michelle thank you so much for your kind words. It really means alot and spurs me on to show the supports that they are right about me. Thank you. Watch this space x


  8. You can do whatever you put your mind to. Honestly, when starting out, having a full/part time job helps major for the expenses that come with branding, especially if you aren’t receiving crazy revenue from what you’re doing. I know a girl who just quit her job, but it has taken her years to get there! That doesn’t mean quit, but simply that it takes time.

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