Guest post by Anna Dworaczynska (learn more about Anna at the end of this post)
How many of us wait for the right time to change our lives? Regardless, whether it is a minor or more complex change?
I used to have a long list of excuses ready, which held me back from pursuing what I wanted. This is no longer true as I realized I need to create opportunities if I want a change to happen.
There was a moment in my life when I knew I wanted to return into writing but didn’t know how to make it happen. For too long I would take a passive approach and wait for the perfect job to open, without creating enough opportunities on my own to change my life.
I know it is always easier to blame others for our failures, dissatisfaction with where we currently are, but not where would like to be. Although taking faith in our own hands requires courage and persistence, I firmly believe this is the only way forward if you want to take control of your own life.
I created my opportunity by offering to work as a Moscow correspondent and recently was offered a writing position. Therefore, this my last post I wrote from Moscow. I am returning to Poland next week to finally do something that I hesitated to pursue for too long.
Opportunities are not always there. We need to create them.
About the Author
Anna Dworaczynska is a Polish freelance journalist and editor currently on a short term contract in Moscow, Russia teaching English. She can be reached at [email protected].