Lifestyle, Mental Health

Quarantine with Christine: Don’t Wish You Started Earlier

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One thing I learned from being out here in L.A. is that I regret not starting what I’m doing now, sooner. Obviously, better late than never, but I can’t help but imagine how many more opportunities would be available to me right now if I had started my current routine earlier. No, I did not expect a full on global pandemic to interfere with my hopes and dreams (seriously, why you gotta do me like that?), but if I had invested in myself earlier, I would be set up for better success now.

If you follow me on Instagram, @christine_hachem (don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe😜), you would know that I have moved out to L.A. to pursue my dreams in the entertainment industry. My true passion, even though I would’ve never admitted this as a kid, was and has always been acting. Fun fact: when I was young, I wrote a script inspired by The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and made my whole family film and “star” in it. I really do wonder where that footage is now 🤔. Anyways, I have finally gained the confidence to try and do the damn thing, but if I had actually stuck to my work more consistently throughout college and built a community then, my network would be so much larger now, allowing greater opportunities to come my way.

The reason I’m saying this is because I want to encourage anyone who is reading this to start and commit to that thing you’ve been too scared to try now. I guess you can technically say I “started” my blog in 2014, but you get the idea. Committing is what actually makes results happen. My anxiety has always gotten the better of me when pushing myself beyond my comfort zone, but now that I have actually gotten out of it, I regret letting my past anxious ways win.

The personal battle with my mind was the idea of failure and what others would think of me when it came to using Instagram as an influence platform as well as to pursue an acting career. In reality, people will judge and you will fail. But, you will also succeed and inspire a lot of people! It’s definitely easier said than done, as I’m not there yet myself, but next time you think of an idea, whether it be a picture in a public place with your cute new outfit or a new business idea, think about what it is that is stopping you in the first place. If after contemplating, you decide that it is insecurity based, come up with ideas of what good could come out of accomplishing that single goal. Does it out-weigh the bad? Most of the time, the answer is yes. So why not at least try?

I’m gonna leave you all with the most cliché thing I could think of. As Nike’s tagline says, “Just Do It”.

xoxo

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