Every morning when I wake up, I think about this quote by Henry David Thoreau and wonder how can I make my day amazing and above all, meaningful.
I’ve been studying and working away from France since the age of 18, following all of the dreams that I had at that time, pushing all the doors in front of me, and saying yes to each opportunity. I’ve worked for the kindest people imaginable and had the chance to study in some of the most interesting places of the world.
I received my Masters degree two years ago in Design and Art Direction in Barcelona. But when I actually had my diploma in my hands, I went through an unexpected and scary time - full of doubts and questions. I was constantly asking myself, «And now what? What am I suppose to do with all this? I’m lucky enough to do anything I want, so why am I doubting so much?» I realized that I needed to bring meaning to what I would do for a "living," to find a career that makes sense to me - where I can be passionate about my work.
All around me, a lot of my friends are not happy, working the whole week away on tasks that don’t make sense to them. They are feeling trapped in a system that keeps their dreams of adventure away and out of sight. I knew deep down this wasn’t for me and I was really scared to think about the few other possibilities I had left. I felt like I was swimming against the current, without knowing where I was headed. A constant weight upon my shoulders - but I was also happy that I was aware of this - before I spent more of my life heading upstream on the wrong path for me.
I worked hard every day taking casual jobs to save up as much money as I could, while searching for an alternative way to explore the world and work on projects that would make me happy to wake up on a Monday morning!
A year later, I booked a one-way ticket to Asia, packed my bag and took off without looking back. Today, I’ve never been so happy and sure of this decision - I’m hopping from one country to the other, exploring the wild side of the world, and all it has to offer, meeting incredible people, and starting a video project of my dreams!
«Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you have always imagined».