Everyone is unique in their own way. We all know this but still, we are trying to be somebody else. A lot of people (especially girls) are looking up to the ‘famous’ Instagram models and they want to be like them. But trying to be somebody else does not make you happy. In this post, I will explain why you should follow your own path of life
You should listen to yourself
I have always been the ‘smart’ kid in the family. After high school, everyone in my family was expecting me to study economics or something like that. I remember that I already took a gap year because I had absolutely no idea what I wanted. I was feeling stuck. My family were expecting one thing and on the other side, I wanted to do something creative. Eventually, I chose to study economics because everyone thought it was the right move for me and it should give me a lot of opportunities. The first year was great, but that was mostly my friends at the university were great. In my second year, I started to hate everything about it. I had to dress formal (not my thing) and I wanted to be more creative. I got a burn-out.
I took time off and I started to think. Why did I get a burn-out and not my friends who were doing the exact same thing? And why did I listen to other people what to do? Why didn’t I follow my own dreams? I started to think about what I really wanted and I realized that I wanted to be more creative and be my own boss. I’ve always known I wanted to be my own boss since I was a teenager, but I never really knew what I wanted to do. Then I started blogging more and started an Instagram account.
Happiness and fulfilment
Now I am feeling less stressed because I can do what I want: creating and writing things for my blog. I meet amazing new people, get a lot of opportunities and I am my own boss.
I don’t want to scare you with my burn-out story. The reason why I am telling you this is that I want everyone to follow their passion. You don’t have to quit your job or drop out of school immediately. But you can take the first (small) step today. If you want to be a Youtuber, start making videos. If you want to be a writer, start writing today. Maybe you want to be a nurse, go to the college/uni and apply for internships at a hospital. Believe that you can do it because you can!
Because when you follow YOUR passion, YOUR dreams, You will feel fulfilment and happiness. And personally, I think those are one of the most important things in life. Everyone wants to be happy. Most are living without passion, which doesn’t create joy and satisfaction. That keeps your vibration low, which makes it harder for you to manifest awesome stuff. Write down where you are right now and where you want to be or make a vision board with your dreams/goals. And then find out what kind of action you have to take to get there.