Yes, I know I’m stating the obvious, but I’m having one of those days where I sit back and think how fortunate I am to be doing what I love! I spent the morning writing travel content about idyllic destinations and adventurous crusades. I then topped it off with some content about bitcoin; in short, two subjects that I am utterly fascinated by! Once I was done, I thought to myself… this isn’t even work! I’m getting paid for it, but it’s not something that I consider to be what we all call “work”. It’s something that I would be doing anyway, much like I am now, except I’m doing it for someone else, they are paying me for it and allowing me to put my name on it too! It’s almost too wonderful to comprehend!
I love putting fingers to keyboard, doing research into topics I’m enthused about and making wordy magic happen. Am I simply being grateful, or am I one of the lucky ones who has found something lucrative that I can actually call a personal passion too?
It got me thinking about how important it is to be doing something you love. I know it’s easier said than done, but it’s by no means impossible. I look at all the people of the world slowly taking their lives into their own hands by rejecting the societal norms that we’ve been brought up with.
- You don’t have to finish school to be successful
- You don’t have to study at university to make your way in the world
- You don’t have to climb a corporate ladder or fit into a box
- You can even make a living simply be being on Instagram – you know?
- You can do anything…
Now don’t go dropping out of school on my account, but I encourage you to at least think about the direction you are taking with your life. Is this the path you chose or was it chosen for you? Are you following in someone else’s footsteps or carving out your own path?
All really pertinent questions and all deserving of an honest answer. If money is your answer, well then I can’t argue with that. We do, unfortunately, need it to do the things we want to do with our lives (aside from day to day living), in my case… travel! I need money to travel, so I have to work. But if I can be doing something I love that pays the bills and makes me smile, then money doesn’t become such a necessity that I need to claw onto. It’s going to flow naturally anyway because of the path I’ve chosen.
If success is what drives you, then good for you… so long as it is what really calls you from the heart. Often it’s not. Often it’s an idea that we attune to that we think is our desire or destiny. But if you need to beat your body, mind and soul up to become that successful being you’re aspiring to be, then is it really worth being set as the dream on your pedestal?
The point is… life is so short. Life could end tomorrow. In my case, I’m approaching 40 in a matter of months and I’m seeing four decades of existence behind me that went by in what seems like a Flipagram of moments. I don’t regret any of it, although there are times when I think I could have done things differently, but there’s no point in looking behind you when all you have is what’s here right now. In this very moment. As I type loudly and passionately while my kitty, Mika sleeps next to me, this is it. What are you doing? Is it what you love? Because it could be the very last fraction of a moment that you get to do anything so you might as well make it count.
If you look into your heart right now and doubt what you’re doing and why you’re doing it… you should get up and go find something magical to transform your moment. If you reflect and find a sense of warmth, comfort and serenity in this very second… then kudos to you! I’m with you. This is the magic that makes life the magnificent gift that it is!
Even though I say life could end right now, I don’t think it will dramatically cease to be. I reckon I’ve got at least another 40 years ahead of me to rock adventures and experiences to my heart’s content. And they will be funded by travel articles and bitcoin content… produced with a smiley sense of warmth and gratitude. Thank you, LIFE!