How to get to where you want to be, doing what you want to be doing.

sideprojects

Do you sometimes crave more time off, to do what you're really passionate about?

A friend of mine recently published an article after being paid to style a photo shoot: 

"I was in heaven. I guess you've found your dream job when you wonder all the time why you get paid for it.”

This sentence, the whole article, resonated with me. One question has been on my mind since: How do I want to be spending my time? What do I really want to do?

Usually, when I talk to my friends, they have a vision of what they want to be and where they want to work. But often these aims are dependant on other people’s decisions. And what happens if that particular person doesn’t give you the break you want so badly? Does it mean you should give up on your dream? 

Of course not!

If someone else doesn’t give you the chance you think you deserve, then you must create the opportunity for yourself:

  • If you want to be a museum curator, then start curating without the museum;
  • If you want to be a magazine editor, then it’s your time to self-publish a magazine on Issuu;
  • If you want to be a singer, you have to get out there and sing.

Now comes the argument about not having enough time and having bills to pay. We all do. I get it. But trust me, the most amazing careers started off as side projects.

Maybe you cannot be what you want to be tomorrow. But then again, what you want to be is your aim and aims are supposed to be big, right?

You can't take just one big step in life. No one can. You have to make several small steps to reach what you aspire to.

The question is - when are you going to take the first small step? 

Start small, get up a little earlier tomorrow and do a little bit of something you’re passionate about every day from now on. 

Enjoy the journey and keep me posted on your future side projects. As always, just comment below!

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