Finding your purpose

At the beginning of March Sophie Price wrote a great blog post for us about her journey from a dark place to believing in herself, with the help of Young Gloucestershire and the Prince’s Trust. Ceri caught up with her again recently and asked if she’d kindly share an update with us.

Back in October 2019 I took part in a 12 week life changing programme called Prince’s Trust, where I met a bunch of other young people who wanted to make a difference to their lives. I became a whole new person because I put myself out there. I gained a lot of confidence and was able to see my self worth through the help of the team and team leaders. 

With this pandemic, I think everyone is personally struggling one way or another. The trickiest part is not being able to see family as I live on my own, and missing them more than ever is the worst feeling. But I’d rather we all be safe and have to wait a little while, than lose them to a sickening virus. In myself I have been on a bit of a roller-coaster, but I’ve been riding through it, taking each day as it comes and trying to make the most out of every day and every chance I get to see a friend or family member. I’ve tried to keep positive by remembering that this isn’t our forever, it’s just for now. I’m looking forward to being able to give people hug. Little did we know that we’d taken all the small things for granted! Never again after this, but it shouldn’t of taken a pandemic for us all to realise that we don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone. 

My biggest dream still is to be an actress, I’m just awaiting jaw surgery at the moment. I was 3 days away from having it back last year but Covid struck and it was a massive risk to go ahead, so it’s a bit of a waiting game. Once my surgery is done and I’ve recovered well, I will be auditioning for as many things that take my fancy. Hopefully soon! But in the meantime I’ve been writing my own scripts for projects I’d like to work on in the future, and I’ve been looking at making a documentary, not entirely 100% sure on what yet but something interesting.

Other than that, I’ve been doing some reading I’ve gotten through so many books! I’ve been journaling, and doing an online course based on safeguarding which I’m enjoying. 

For the future, I’d absolutely love to be an actress as I’ve said, or a producer. I’ve got some many ideas and I’m constantly writing them all down. But, my other main passion is helping other people in any way I possibly can, whether it being mentally or physically. So definitely to continue to help others get to where they want to be whilst focusing on my own dreams.

 quote  Whatever you do, make sure it’s the right choice for you, you can only make yourself happy. 

Finding your purpose in life is quite hard when you don’t know where to start because I didn’t have a single clue. I had no idea that it would be the Prince’s Trust. Everyone is completely different, it’s finding your passion whatever that may be, but always go with your gut. Something told me to do the course, and I’m so grateful as it turned my life around, you get to spend a week away doing fun activities where you get to find out what your skills are, ones you may not know you have. If you get the opportunity to do the course, please take it as it may change everything like it did for me. Whatever you do, make sure it’s the right choice for you, only you can make yourself happy. 

Sophie Price,  Gloucestershire 
Twitter @ItsSophiePric

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