Everyone has always told me I need to go to school🏫, graduate👩🎓, get a degree, get a job, & then get a promotion here & there until I’m ready to retire. To find a job that will take care of me with “benefits” & a “good” retirement plan. Make sure the job is “secure” so you’ll be able to support your family in the future.
This is what I always heard: “Find a boring job that you go to every day that you’re not truly passionate about, & oh yeah, you only get 2 or 3 weeks of vacation time a year to actually enjoy your life & experience ‘freedom’ only to go back to the same boring routine & dread waking up all over again + before you know it, your life is over & you just wasted 40+ years of your life working a job that you could care less about.”🤦♀️
I knew this fake idea of life would never be enough for me. I knew it would never satisfy me. I wanted more. I needed to find complete, true freedom for myself or I would NEVER be happy. I needed something I was passionate about, something I felt aligned to & so f-ing happy & excited to share. I didn’t want to settle for anything less.
But sometimes I felt bad for wanting more. For trying to take control of my own life & wanting freedom out of it. People would look at me like I’m crazy or ungrateful. Others would tell me my dreams aren’t possible. But I had a strong desire in me & I couldn’t shake it. So I went for it. I fought for it. & guess what, I found it.
If I would have listened to everyone’s ideas for how my life should be, I would never be truly satisfied. I would never have all of my dreams come true. My life would be filled with “what if’s” & regret. For me, happiness comes from freedom, passion, & purpose. & that is what I am making for myself.
Takeaway ➡️ You can’t take advice from people who don’t have the lifestyle that you want because it won’t get you anywhere except for exactly where they are. They may be your family, your friends, the people who you are closest to. But sometimes you’re going to have to believe in something that others don’t, & that’s OK. It’s your vision, your life. Not theirs. You are your number one. You have to listen to yourself & give yourself what you desire💫