WHAT IS THE ONE THING THAT YOU DO, THAT HELPS YOU BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE?
I’ve found in life that it’s always best to take the plunge. The risk of throwing in something comfortable for something incredible has always been worth it for me.
I often have people exclaim how lucky I am to have this lifestyle and they tell me that they want to be able to travel around, live overseas and work for themselves too. This wasn’t always my life, but I always felt this calling and it ate away at me until I acted on it.
I used to work the daily grind 9 – 5 Monday through Friday in an office, however deep down I craved freedom and adventure. I had a great job but I knew the conventional work situation wasn’t for me. I wasn’t satisfied and felt a dull ache in my soul when I went to bed at night. Eventually I found myself at a crossroad where I knew I had to decide to cut what was “safe” and go out on my own.
When I asked myself what I wanted to do in the next 5 years of my life, the choice was crystal clear. Working for a company in an office everyday didn’t serve what every cell in my body craved. So I nipped the voice of fear in the bud, resigned and began chasing summer around the globe, working anywhere I had my laptop and an internet connection and meeting countless inspiring and creative individuals along the way.
It’s now 4 years since I had a winter and I’ve learned so much about myself and the world on the journey. If there’s one thing I want to tell everyone, it’s this:
Follow what your heart craves. Don’t listen to the “rules” or let others’ opinions stop you chasing your dream. Life should be fun!
Any work always has its ups and downs but overall it should lift you up and fill you with passion to do it.
Don’t settle, find what it is that gives you sparks and light it up.