Why KIM KARDASHIAN Pursuing a Legal Career Is The Wake-up Call You Need
I have it all but it’s not what I want…
Waking up to the call of her dreams, Kim Kardashian West left the world in a state of shock when she revealed in an interview with Vogue that she is aspiring to become a Lawyer. Although Kim is quite known for breaking the internet by being quite transparent (sometimes literally), the announcement instantly hit every news article headline, leaving a lot of fans struggling to find an explanation for the unusual turn in her career.
It would seem at this stage of her life; Kim is enjoying the peak of her established career. She is known across the globe for being an Entrepreneur thanks to the success of her Beauty and Fragrance lines, an influencer with a growing number of social media followers (on various platforms), a Model making multiple appearances on Magazines that are considered to be the holy grail in the fashion industry and finally a Reality TV Star who has appeared on a record breaking 20 seasons of their show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. You would imagine having excelled in an industry you have worked so hard to be in her success will be enough to make her happy. The natural result would be for Kim to enjoy the results of her hard work and effort. After all, she did work hard for it all.
The change in her career has nothing to do with what she is talented at. A “goal-orientated” view could have navigated her to pursue a career she did not desire. It’s easy to feel as though you must live up to expectations. Yes, she may have been good at what she was doing to have become successful but, what people fail to understand is that talent and passion are two separate galaxies in a single universe and sometimes, what you are naturally good at may not be what you aspire to do with your life (or be known for)- we shouldn’t confuse the both.
Side note: Although in her case, people often poke jokes by questioning what her “talent” is, but plastering comedic jokes over her career doesn’t divert us from the fact that she has made bold business decisions that has made her become the most talked about person for the last 12 years. The point is in Hollywood, a new scandal breaks out by the hour and in short time you fall into the category of “old news”.
Kim has demonstrated grit by seizing an opportunity she knew would make her happy, despite the repercussions she could have faced by the public. She wasn’t afraid to turn her life (as successful as she may have been in her current career) upside down to pursue something that was unprecedented to her. It is clear she didn’t allow her current state, being a Mother to now 4 children or the possibility of being ridiculed by masses of people to dictate what she chooses to do. She prioritised being a Mother and used her strong work ethic to fulfil her dreams.
Kim’s career diversion taught me the following:
- Happiness overrides all:
Ultimately, she made a choice to choose a career that makes her happy. She chose happiness over false belief that she may have been content with her current surroundings. It was bold and brave- but she did it.
Therefore, it is important to be the leader of a pact rather than a follower. To pursue a career and most importantly a lifestyle that helps you feel happy and become the individual you ideally would like to be recognised as.
- Never say never:
The laws of gravitation say you will always be pulled back to where you are meant to be. The fact stands that it is never too late (in whatever stage or predicament you are currently in) to learn or make a change in pursuing a career that you aspire to do. It is important to understand that you are not limited to the things you have chosen- there are a skyscraper of opportunities waiting for you, you deserve to take the time out you need to discover what drives you and makes you excited about life.
3: Finally, take time:
It’s easy to become complacent in what you think you should do compared to what it is you like to be doing, which is why it is important to give yourself time to piece things together.
Leave a comment! What inspired you to pursue something you were afraid to do?