Why I Left My Well Paid Job To Follow My Dreams

 

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I always knew what I wanted. I always believed in following your dreams and living your greatest life. I have had a huge vision and definiteness of purpose ever since I can remember.

People would tell me,  ‘You’ll never make it’ ,’You won’t do it, it’s not possible’, make fun or laugh when I told them my goals and what I wanted to do with my life.

For me, settling for an average life that you didn’t really want or care about made no sense. I’ve always wanted a life that sets my soul on fire. Passion, depth, purpose, ALIVENESS. I don’t even know if that’s a word, but it is now. You know why? Because we create our reality.

I always knew I was destined for something great, and believe we all are. That’s why I would get so frustrated when people would give up on their dreams, or think they were just for the ‘lucky ones’. Everywhere I see people settling, people pleasing, listening to others instead of their own soul. Following the crowd. It all comes back to FEAR, we all know this life is temporary, so why are we not making the most of it? TRULY LIVING. Being the greatest we can be.

“When you were born, everyone assured you that you could do, have and be anything you wanted when you grew up. So, now that you’ve grown up, are you doing, having and being anything and everything you’ve ever wanted? Or somewhere along the way, did you redefine ‘anything and everything’ to include settling for less than what you truly want?” – From ‘The Miracle Morning’ by Hal Elrod

We are here to follow our purpose, whether you realise it or not. we all know our true purpose deep down. It’s the things that make our soul light up, our escapism, something we do that makes us forget about everything else and just be in that moment. It’s our INNER CHILD. Think back to when you were a child, you KNEW ANYTHING WAS POSSIBLE, you dreamed BIG, you were happy, you LIVED IN THE MOMENT, you DIDN’T CARE WHAT ANYONE THOUGHT OF YOU, you were simply BEING.

And then along the way, we have been made to believe that we must ‘be like everyone else’ we must settle, we must suffer, our dreams are ‘impossible’.

It’s only impossible if you believe it so.

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Your thoughts CREATE YOUR REALITY. If you believe it is so, then you create it so. You LIVE it.

I had lived the ‘Law of Attraction’ long before I read The Secret. The Secret reminded of my true power within. What I’ve always believed! I KNEW, I KNOW my destiny. No one can tell me about me when I AM ME. I know the greatness we are all capable of, so you cannot convince me other wise. I Am blessed that I have never let anyones opinions get in my way, they have only made me stronger and more determined. Not to prove anyone wrong. but to prove that IT’S POSSIBLE AND THEY CAN DO IT TOO.

I left school just before I turned 16, I couldn’t wait to leave so I could follow my dreams. I didn’t believe in anything I was taught, it always felt so wrong to me. I went on a few college courses, I wasn’t confident in myself enough yet to follow my music dreams, so I chose following my fashion dreams. The fashion course was full so I did jewellery, I wasn’t passionate about that, failed the course, so then I saw a music course was opening and I knew that’s what I’ve always wanted the most so I joined.

I got so much from the course, but as I was a teenager that thought she knew everything, I wasn’t humble enough to actually learn what is important to know when you are a musician. I just wanted to perform all of the time, and didn’t want to learn Music Theory etc because it just reminded me of school again, taking exams to test what I’ve always known is my passion and purpose felt wrong. I feel the same way now about the schooling system, however if I was to do it all over again I would have listened and learned absolutely everything to be the greatest I can be. But my head was in the clouds, I was distracted by boys and trying to fit in.

 

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I then quit that course halfway through the second year, and learned Make Up Artistry in Illamasqua, London. I absolutely loved being able to let my creativity loose, and with my interest in fashion I felt make up was a perfect fit to getting into the fashion industry. I also love that Illamasqua spreads the message of being true to yourself, creative, individual and beautiful as you are! The message resonated with me.

However I totally lost my passion for make up because I knew it wasn’t what I truly wanted. I worked for my mum in her successful Permanent Cosmetics business for around 6/7 years. I was so thankful for the job, the pay was great, I was always able to travel and buy what I wanted, which I Am so thankful for. But I never felt passionate, I Am a creative person, and sitting on a reception desk didn’t allow me to be who I truly am. However, everything happens as it should and looking back I know why I wasn’t ready to leave and follow my dreams, the many times I wanted to.

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The beginning of my awakening, ‘What You Think You Become’ – Buddha, my realisation of the Law Of Attraction – NYC, October 2015

Just before my spiritual awakening in 2016, summer 2015 I started listening to The Secret (a book by Rhonda Byrne about the Universal Law ‘Law of Attraction’ and manifesting. I manifested so many things, it was so magical to see my reality be created by my thoughts, feelings and actions, and actually go WOW, I was thinking about this and now I Am living it! So as I started to truly use my power, my confidence grew to follow my dreams.

I was involved in a music project for around a year and a half. We had plans to tour etc, but something just never fully felt right to me. But I thought, it’s an opportunity and I’d be silly to pass up an opportunity, what’s meant to be will be. So I followed it. I left my job at my mums business in June to pursue my dreams with this music project. Signs kept showing me that it wasn’t right, I knew by the way I felt, my soul was saying no and my head was saying yes. I didn’t feel passionate about what I was singing about, I didn’t FEEL the music. Music is such an important thing for me, it is who I Am, I need to believe in what I Am singing about, and sending the message I wanna send to the world. This is my life, I need to be true to myself. So I quit, and felt a huge weight was lifted. It was an opportunity people would dream of, but I knew i wasn’t being true to myself by following it and I’ve learned that is the most important thing in this life.

ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR HEART.

Your purpose has to be lived with PASSION. If you’re not passionate about something how can you make other people passionate about it?

Your passions are your gifts, and your purpose is to use your gift to help others.

With my music, I wanna make people feel the way I feel when I listen to my favourite artist. Escapism, connection, emotion, I want my music to make people feel alive. The greats have the greatest music because you can feel it’s from their soul. They are being true to themselves and pouring themselves into the music. That is special. That is MAGIC.

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So here I was, no job, no plans. But I never felt better and more sure that I was on my true path. Everything has been flowing since then. You just have to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, and focus on living your dreams EVERYDAY. That’s what brings them to you. What you focus on is what you create.

I was feeling really low one day after coming home from L.A and just wanted to be over there! I was frustrated and just lay in my bed, of course I knew that wouldn’t do anything, but you know when you’re in one of those feeling sorry for yourself moods. The Universe reminded me, you’ve nothing to be down about FOCUS ON YOUR BLESSINGS. Be grateful, you are on your path, you have a home, water, food, a family… more than a lot of people in the world, GET UP AND KEEP GOING!

So I got myself out of bed and went for dinner with my mum. My mum is my soulmate and we help each other so much, we always have messages for each other to help us grow, I Am so blessed, she is my best friend! So she said to me, ‘What else are you passionate about except for music, and you can follow that right now?’

I have ALWAYS wanted to be a fashion designer, but I always thought that would have to come after the music. Not realising, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT WHENEVER YOU WANT, BUT YOU MUST START SOMEWHERE!

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The first 11.11 EARTH Jacket… 

My intuition told me to create a jacket for a photoshoot I had for the band I was in a few months prior, and it turned out AMAZING I was so happy with it, but I never actually thought about that being the start of creating clothing.

So when I remembered my jacket, 11.11 EARTH The Movement was born. It was FLOWING, my higher self was sending so many messages, I just knew my vision. 11.11 EARTH is a movement of LOVE, of PEACE, of EXPRESSING YOUR TRUE SELF. I believe loving and believing in yourself is the healing of the world. We each need to love ourselves before we can love others, it starts WITHIN. I see style as the way to express who you are through your clothing.

I want people to wear 11.11 EARTH and feel their greatest self. Feel like MAGIC. SHINE THEIR LIGHT. To bring out your inner child, your creative energy. They are filled with uplifting, empowering, loving messages to make you feel amazing so that then your light radiates out to others.

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I Am just so excited and grateful for the flow of my path, when anyone asks me what I do now I say ‘LIVING MY DREAMS’ because it’s true! That is what I do, and if you’re reading this know that I Am not separate from you, I am you and you are me, and we all have infinite possibility, You just need to let go of fear and JUST DO IT!

LET LOVE GUIDE YOU AND NOT FEAR. – Ralph Smart

BOOKS I RECOMMEND

The Secret – Rhonda Byrne

The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

The Four Agreement – Don Miguel Ruiz

You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero

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FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE.

LIFE IS HAPPENING NOW. ARE YOU LIVING YOUR DREAMS OR ARE YOU SETTLING?

CHANGE YOUR HABITS, CHANGE YOUR MINDSET, CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

 

Peace, Love and Light

 

Leah-Luna

XO

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Why I Left My Well Paid Job To Follow My Dreams

  1. Clemmie Jones

    Standing on a train platform in tears with your beautiful words Resonating through me. Thank you Leah 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Clemmie Jones
    Sent from my iPhone

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