It’s easy to compare ourselves to everyone else and unfortunately while doing so, someone else is taking a step forward and maybe you aren’t.
The right side of my smile goes higher than the left. My left foot is a whole size bigger than my right. I get in my head about silly things and can’t let them go. Sometimes I reread a page four times before I move on. I drink out of the milk carton and don’t pour a glass. My fears each hold a story, some you can see and some I’ve moved passed. I get anxious when I walk into a room full of people.
But without my imperfections, my life would dull and completely in control. I have come to love my life as is it, perfectly imperfect and a bit out of control.
It’s been five months now since I have started my travel blog and Instagram and began to make money like I saw all of these other people doing. “If they can, why can’t I?” Since the beginning of this year I have been able to travel to Ecuador, Bahamas, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Iceland, and over 10 domestic trips.
Tonight I leave for Nicaragua and at the end of the month I head to the Philippines. I don’t say this in hopes to make anyone feel jealous - I say it in hope for you to realize that no matter what your passion is - that it’s possible.
Maybe you’re thinking it can’t be that easy. Maybe that I grew up with money and someone supports my travel. But what I want you to hear is that I am not special, I have no magic, I don’t have someone that gives me money and no one taught me the ropes of traveling.
I made a decision on how I want to live my life and I’m determined and passionate about it more than ever!
I traded in working someone’s else’s dream… for trying to discover my own and learning how to make a business out of it along the way.
What I have realized is that it is my doorway - that allows me to know all of you. Every time someone direct messages me to ask how I am doing it or just to say hi, it warms my heart. It also allows me to build collaborations with amazing people and create my income.
So start with the small step of asking yourself.... What truly makes you happy? If money wasn't a factor, what would you do for work?
If you don't know, keep asking yourself everyday until you know and if you do know, start taking the steps to move towards it.