A Ripple in the Ocean – Self Pep Talk

July 3, 2017 Lifestyle
Ripple in my ocean

So I’ve moved to London. Perhaps the most daring thing I’ve ever done was commit to renting a property for a year on a temporary two-month intern salary with only the hopes and dreams of a job to rely on. Some might call it a very stupid idea, and I have to admit at times I’ve thought that myself. But then I remember that nothing revolutionary comes from within your comfort zone. You have to put yourself out there for the universe to respond to you. At least that’s what I keep telling myself when the panic kicks in.

Staying at home and renting a cheap apartment in the country was never going to give me the city life I wanted. The easy route was never the one that appealed to me, (I chose an excessively exclusive sixth-form just for the challenge of getting in.)

There’s always one quote that comes to mind when I’m sat, as I am now, questioning every decision I’ve ever made:

‘To be outstanding, get comfortable with being uncomfortable” 

And never has there been a truer word said. If it were easy everyone would be doing it, if it doesn’t make my hair stand on end and my stomach sick then have I really pushed myself? How will we ever know how far we can go if we never break free of our comfortable norms?

The answer is we won’t.

So pull yourself together and remember why you started this crazy journey, as long as there’s rice in the cupboard, shoes on your feet and a brain in your head you have something to offer this world. So start believing in yourself and look how far you’ve come, look at each obstacle you’ve overturned, each mountain you’ve had to climb to be here, now, in this little piece of London that is yours, and realise that in time this too shall pass, and we will be sat here again, with a new fear, a new challenge and this will seem like merely a ripple in your ocean.


  1. mapolo.style says:

    Agree, most people don’t get to do things they want to do because they believe they can’t do them. Inspiring post, hope you enjoy your new home 🙂

  2. Lea says:

    So happy for you that you went with your gut and now live in London (hello jealousy 😉 )
    If you don’t try and go out your comfort zone or secure spot you never gonna get what you maybe actually want.
    Lea, xx

  3. I love this quote,

    “To be outstanding, get comfortable with being uncomfortable”.

    I fully agree with you. Staying in your comfort zone is easy but it won’t help you progress to your fullest potential in life.

    Your post inspired me today, thank you!

  4. Renita says:

    Thank you for the encouragement! Confidence and persistence are needed to accomplish goals. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Alot of people are scared about going for their dreams and most times fear holds a person back. Such an inspirational post! x

    Such an inspirational post!

  6. Helene says:

    Don’t ever be afraid to follow your intuition! Only this way you will have the chance to learn and to accomplish eventually any short or long term goal. I am sure that after your intern something good will come up. You just have to give your best self out there. Have a great day!

  7. Tereza says:

    SO much truth in these words! Well done on moving – you must be so excited! Despite having that insecurite you’ll do so well, you’re doing beautiful things with your blog & you’re so passionate that there’s not even a question you won’t do well! Here’s to lots of fun & success in London!! xx

  8. Nita says:

    i always trust my intuition because they are right 95% of the time! May the force be with you dear Sophia.

  9. Abhilash PS says:

    Hi Sophia,
    Post is so Inspirational, people always getting depressed on small set backs but Using mental strength & confidence, people can overcome any depressive situations. Thank You for Sharing.

  10. Danielle says:

    What a great post! I love that quote! You really do have to get used to being uncomfortable if you want to reach your dream and succeed at your goals! I hope you are loving your new place♥

    -Danielle Ruppert ~ http://danielleruppert.com

  11. Melissa says:

    Very inspiring! I’m in a journey of starting so,e new things that not many people dare to do. Sometimes I feel I won’t make it… or I’m moving too slow. But I have to try!

    Xx, Melissa

  12. Claire says:

    The ocean looks so beautiful! I also agree with you with how you need to really motivate yourself to achieve your goal!

  13. Olivia says:

    I loved this so much!!! Seriously, I NEEDED to read this! And I love that quote! So true! Keep going after your dreams girl ❤️❤️

  14. Amy Louise says:

    This really made me think about things, such a good read – thank you!

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I'm Sophia Whitham, a Classics graduate from Kings College London embarking on a journey into marketing with Kafoodle. A keen writer, foodie and traveller I have combined my interests into this little corner of the internet 🥂

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