Saturday, 25 April 2015

If a girl is choosing a career

By Shalini via UN Volunteers







Making a career choice is an important step in life. This is because a career is your chosen purpose in life. It is the thing that you are giving back to the world because you love it. But the thing is, not everyone loves the career they are in and this can be because of various reasons.

Some reasons that may cause you not to like your chosen career path is if you do not love what you are doing, if your expectations for the career are cut short, if the rewards are not pleasing and if you chose the career simply because it looks good, pays right or you were pressured into it.

It is never too late to choose a career, whether you are already working in a certain job or if you are just getting started. In life, sometimes we don’t have a choice but when it comes to choosing a career, the possibilities are laid out in front of you to choose.

The first things when choosing a career is, write down on a piece of paper the things that you love to do. Make sure that these are the things that you can do for a very long time. Once you have written this list, search online for jobs related to this field.

When choosing a career, try to choose a field that is flexible so that you are able to do a different type of work and still be in the same career. Talk to a school advisor or a trusted friend and family about your thoughts on choosing a career. Listen to their advice but do not let them dictate your choice.

It is okay to sacrifice for the job you love but remember that life is about balance so just because you have chosen a certain career, does not mean you have to kill other aspects of your life such as relationships, hobbies and self-development time. Set your priorities but don’t neglect important things over your career otherwise it will be your career controlling you and not you controlling your career.

Money is an important factor too when choosing a career, but if you are seeking happiness over money, do the thing that you love. If you find that your career does not pay enough, it is okay to take part time jobs to fund you and still continue doing what you love.

Do what you love every day.


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Saturday, 18 April 2015

If a girl is lonely

By April via UN Volunteers










Loneliness is something a human being will experience at least once in their lifetime. But it doesn’t feel any good to be lonely especially in a room full of people. In extremes, loneliness can lead to mental illness or chronic sadness but we don’t want that to happen to you.

There are a few ways to deal with loneliness. First of all, love your own company. You are in your body for as long as you live so be comfortable with being alone. Love and appreciate yourself because you are worth it.

Once you have become comfortable with being alone, don’t let loneliness keep you from trying to meet new people. The best people you will meet are those who are doing the things you like, so go out there and join a social group that interests you. Make yourself available to meet other people and let other people get to know who you are.

If this still doesn’t help in alleviating your loneliness, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talk to a trusted friend or family member about it. Let them know what would make you feel less lonely and how they can help you achieve this. It is also okay to seek the help of a therapist.

A simple touch helps break loneliness more than any amount of emoticons on social media. Finding friends online can be much easier but always make effort to meet these people face to face. If you are meeting an online friend, don’t do this in secret. Take someone with you or let someone know who you will be meeting.

Loneliness isolates us but it is time we let the world see our shine.


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ABOUT APRIL

She says:

" My name is April and I live in the USA. I have my undergraduate and graduate degree in Communications and My professional career is in Human Resources. Aside from work, I love to use my hands to create all types of art! I write poetry and prose and have ventured into creating pillows with interesting fabrics. I also am a novice soccer player and really enjoy playing and learning more about the sport. "

Saturday, 11 April 2015

If a girl is unsure what to do with her life

By Sarah Kristine via UN Volunteers






When we are born, nobody can tell us why. We just find our self here and we have to work with what we have. I consider this to be a blessing. You have been given a life and there are opportunities around you to shape who you want to be. This is not as easy as it sounds though.


Life is a work in progress and each day we live we have to be doing the thing that we love. It is hard to do what you love if you are unsure what you want in life anyway. So if you are unsure what to do in your life, first think about your past. What is the most common activity you have been doing since you were young? Is it writing, drawing, researching, collecting stuff or travelling?


By reflecting on an activity you have been doing repeatedly in your life, you will understand the best path you must take when it comes to career, hobbies or purpose in life. Figure out what you are really passionate about and begin to develop this.

Do not be afraid to dream. Picture what you want your ideal life to look like and work towards it. It is okay to be a bit unclear about this but by setting a goal, you are setting a direction for your life. Write down your short term goals to achieve what you want in the long term. Short term goals can range from 3 months, 6 months to 1 year. These goals are meant to prepare you for the long term so make sure that they are relevant.

Dream big and remember that it is only dreams that come true.


I hope you find purpose in your life.



ABOUT SARAH

Sarah Kristine, 23, comes from the 7107 islands of Philippines.

She says: I strike people as weird and short fuse in some way because of my angular face. The truth is behind this mollycoddled only child is a compassionate woman who's still figuring it out what does she really want in life.

I'm not as ladylike as Audrey Hepburn but lady enough to gain respect. I am a flawed human being who choose to accept that my imperfections are not a hindrance to turn my visions into reality.


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