Yeah, I'm doing the Instagram inspiration quotes again. What can I say? They're fun to do, nice to look at, and they give you something to think about, even if for a few seconds before going about your day. This quote is from Sir Philip Sidney, the English Poet.
We live in a unique time where "success" is defined in so many different ways and it's awesome. When I was growing up, "success" was pretty cut and dry - graduate high school, go to college, get a job in the field which you majored in, and/or probably be in Corporate America. Now there's more acceptance to "do what you love" and do what makes you happy - but it's not that easy. If you like the steady 9 to 5 office life with sure benefits and income, and that's enough to get you through your day, thumbs up!!
Let's face it, life is short, and there's a lot of bad stuff going on in the world. Why not make our short time here spent doing what makes us happy? I know we can't ALWAYS be happy, there are times where we need to do things we don't want to do - I don't want to clean my apartment, but I also don't live in a mess nor do I want to hire a cleaning person, so I clean the apartment...eventually.
It seems to be an ongoing theme here where I keep writing about pursuing your passions, it's an issue I strongly believe in now that I feel like I am at the other side of the fence where I am happy with where I am. This is after years and years and years working a job I didn't care about and building a career I was not that interested in. You have to go through years of crap and tears and soul searching before you really discover what you want to do with your life.
The job market in Dutchess County SUUUUUCKS! That is why so many people who live here, still commute to NYC every day and 3 hours a day on a train, 15 hours a week, 780 hours a year just sitting on a train and that's if the train is even on schedule and running smooth (which hardly does, especially in the evening).
What I see happening throughout the mid-Hudson Valley, are people doing it for themselves, real "DIY" and making their own jobs - real jobs, not lazy bullshit "passive income" jobs, but really getting their hands dirty. Grant it, some people I know opened businesses a few years ago and have since closed but at least they tried and had good runs.
Three years ago, I never though I would work in Blogging and Social Media but that is where I am now and soooo different from where I was back then (where I was only dreaming of starting over). If you're stuck in a rut and feel like you want more, but there doesn't seem to be a way to get there - maybe you need to change your perception. An opportunity may be in front of you and you're too busy looking in the wrong direction.