Your life is a gift. Live it wisely.

A few weeks ago, I made a personal decision to quit my full-time job to pursue a career shift into something more creative. Since then, my head’s been in a total whirlwind, filled with excitement (met with uncertainty) and a little bit of self-doubt.

This is the first time I’ve ever made such a huge life change without a clear next step in place, but I see this as a pivotal moment in my life where I finally need to put my happiness first and actually begin designing my life around what I choose for myself rather than living based on how others think I should live. My life thus far has been me simply settling for what’s in front me, rather than creating the life I actually want.

Despite my initial fear and anxiety over making such a major change, I think it’s important I make the time to get clear about what I really want in life and turning my passions into a creative career. There will never be a better time than now, and your life is for LIVING. You just get the one.

Don’t defer your dreams and happiness for the future, because every day that goes by where you’re unhappy is time that you’ll never get back. And life is short. Really short.

I recently returned from a weeklong trip in Oregon, where I was reminded of the simple, spontaneous joys in life (which I will document in a later post of my recent travels, but the photo above was a beautiful lavender field we just happened upon while exploring the Columbia River Gorge). It made me feel alive again. And reminded me that there’s still so much of the world I have yet to explore–and there are so many beautiful things to experience that cost nothing at all. Life really is a crazy adventure, so long as you are open to it.

There’s not really a point to this post, besides me just feeling all sorts of emotions and wanting to capture it into words. And out of all the emotions I am feeling, I’d say that I’m mostly just incredibly fucking grateful right now.

Life is a beautiful journey and I’m excited for my future of struggles, growth, and soul-searching. And I hope to be able to capture & share my excitement and gratitude for life’s adventures right here, in my little corner of the interwebs.

So guys, remember:

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it;

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

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