I’m a creative soul, always have been and always will be. Up until a year ago I felt stuck in doing the same things on repeat, every single day. My soul was asleep, until that voice within me told me to wake up! So I made the decision of quitting my job in aviation to work not only on my personal development (since no one was going to do it for me), but also (and most importantly) focus on the things that bring me joy and positive energy, while reinventing myself.
Life Is About Taking Risks
I know it’s cliché to say things like “Live in the moment” and “Make the best of it”, but those words sound very foreign when you feel stuck in a job and industry that isn’t in alignment with who you are, your talents, skills, values, interests, and where there’s no room for growth. At that point in my life I felt I wasn’t able to be my authentic myself, plus I couldn’t express myself creatively within my daily tasks. Even when I was home there was no energy or time for that also. I just stopped growing.
It’s pretty much a fact that we spend most of our time at work, but shouldn’t that be fulfilling and fun? Mine just didn’t bring me any sense of fulfillment whatsoever(not even financially)! So I thought to myself: What is there to life when you’re not learning anything new anymore? Aren’t we here on earth to grow and evolve instead of remaining stagnant?
Was it a risk that I quit my job and that I’m currently unemployed? Yes, but isn’t that what life is all about? Sometimes you’ve got to take risks! I believe that if you don’t take risks in your life (and always play it “safe”), you will never know what could be and will always think “what if”.
Blogging Taught Me To Be Creative Again
I know for sure that if I didn’t quit my job, I would’ve never started this blog, which has now become not only my hobby, but also my personal passion project. Also, if I didn’t quit my job I would’ve never improved my skills and learned new ones in the areas of: Content writing,( social) networking, marketing promotion, photography(editing and product styling included), and not to mention basic technical skills like SEO and HTML.
Thanks to blogging I’m learning new things about myself and my talents every day. If I didn’t take that risk of quitting my job, I would’ve never developed myself into the person that I’ve become today. My blog is what keeps me going in life, it’s part of who I am. It’s where I get to escape to every now and then, express my creativity and share (most of) my interests with the world. Blogging keeps me busy and helps me grow and evolve as an individual and professional. Blogging just keeps my creative juices flowing! Do I make money from it ? No (not yet). Am I happy that I’ve chosen this path? Yes.
Where am I going to next? I don’t know where I’m going, but I sure know where I’d like to be! For now I will continue on doing only the things that make me happy, even if it’s just one little thing, every day. Because I know that this one little thing (that I refer to as blogging) will bring me to where I need to be in life.
So what is the one thing that keeps you going and/or makes you happy every day? Or have you gone through the same as I am going through now? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. xo – Jey.