Have you ever wanted to make a life-changing decision or move but felt like it was completely unattainable? Here are a few common things that you may feel are totally out of your reach and some tips on how to actually go about achieving them.

Owning a house

Buying your own place often feels like a pipe dream, and renting is more and more common. However, with help to buy schemes, you can get help to buy new builds, which gets your foot on the property ladder. Regardless of whether you’re a first-time buyer or not, these schemes help you choose a new build and sort mortgages and loans, making home ownership easier to understand and manage. What’s more, new builds are freshly built, which means you won’t have to deal with the common problems that can come with renting, like leaks and draughts!

Learning a new language

If you’ve always wanted to travel, but the language barrier got in the way, it’s never been easier to learn a new language. With apps such as Duolingo, you can learn on the go and keep track of your progress, and this is a great, low cost and flexible option for a casual learner. If you work better in a more academic setting, the Open University has several courses that can also be done online, giving you the support and structure of a university from the comfort of your own home.

Changing your degree

Sometimes huge life decisions like going to university can be rushed, and you can end up studying something you’re not completely passionate about. This doesn’t mean you have to suffer in that industry for the rest of your life, as the skills you’ve learned during your degree can be put forward into a conversion course. If you already hold a bachelor’s degree, you could be eligible for many post-graduate courses in completely different fields. There is a huge range available, and it varies depending on which university you choose, but common options are law, medicine, nursing, and education. They can also be studied full or part-time, making them fit around your existing commitments and jobs.

Starting a business

With online marketplaces becoming more popular, there has been a huge growth in small businesses in recent years. Sites like Etsy, and even Instagram, allow anyone to upload, share, and sell products, provide services and grow their business without the need for renting a studio or office. Whether you’re a video editor or a seamstress, you can upload and display your work in a multitude of ways to a huge audience. The Internet also provides lots of help and advice, from videos to full courses, helping you understand how a business works, what platforms to use, the range of software — everything you could need!

These are just a few options to encourage you to chase whatever it might be that you’re after. By doing your research, you will find that there’s plenty of support out there to help get you on your way. Connect with others, be flexible in your approaches and hunt around for a way to make your dreams work and do something you never thought you could!