Near the end of November, I was having a rough start to my week. I had to come up with a portfolio project that I felt passionate about. Most of the suggestions were pretty interesting, but they just were not me. I felt as if I had hit a brick wall, and could not move forward.
This is what triggered my change.
This is what I will never regret.
Like I said, I had a rough start to my week. Which means this story starts off on Wednesday. That is the day when everything started changing.
- Wednesday -
I was lost in thought, trying to come up with project ideas I felt passionate about. Not sure whether or not I was making the right life choices. This left me brainstorming late one night.
Some of the best stories start from failure.
- Thursday -
I fell asleep with a notepad on my bed, half assed ideas scribbled about. Some were not even finished, some were endless with detail. All I could do was hope something would piece itself together. This day had no actual results gained.
Days that seem insignificant can still provide motion.
- Friday -
While I was at work, I realized it did not even matter. My life does not matter in the big picture, unless I could just follow what I am passionate about. All I knew is this: I like photography, creating content, and traveling. After I got home that night, I dug through my notes, and pieced together an idea that would combine them all. This would later be developed into my Travel By Month project.
Why wouldn't you follow your passions.
- Saturday -
I spent my day off busy in thought, continuously thinking of ways to improve this idea. As soon as I started making a schedule for posts, it transformed my lifestyle. I found ways to push my ideas to the next level while still keeping them reachable.
Why not push yourself to create something even better?
- Sunday -
I decided I would run a trial for this idea. I went out to the city with my friend, and snapped some pictures, and had a blast exploring. After I got home, I sat at my computer for hours. I was lost listing off more ideas of what I could do with my newly realized passion.
Live a life you enjoy, truly.
- Monday -
I understood what made me tick, I knew what I wanted to do. I was ready to move forward. I started looking at life differently and I no longer considered success in life to just be about making a shit ton of money. Life is about doing what you love.
Why would you turn it into a competition.
- Tuesday -
Before this week in November, I felt like my life was honestly pointless, without any meaning. This day, I finally felt like I understood why we live, why we have passions, and why we should follow our passions. Sure, you shouldn't just sit around doing nothing, but life is SO MUCH MORE than just chasing after the next paycheck.
Your life is your life, start living it with that mindset.
Throughout the month of December, I continued to follow my passions. I continued to live a life doing what I loved to do. This mindset still continues to develop, pushing me to be successful with anything I set my mind to.
I was lost
But I finally found what I had been looking for most of my life