A Phase of my life is coming to an end.
It’s like the end of a chapter in a book. You don’t stop reading but as you start the new chapter, you are filled with excitement and wonder as you ponder over what might possibly evolve over the coming pages. I’m so excited about this new chapter of my life. The best thing of all though is that I am the author!
This current chapter will end in a few weeks when I leave my job. I like to analyse and think back over the last 7 or so month. I came from being a very depressed, quiet guy who was gambling and throwing his life and talent away. Now, I feel like I’m a bird flying high with the clouds looking down at the world.
I feel free.
People say I’m mad for doing this now. With no work lined up, no guarentee of money coming in. The strange thing is, none of that seems to matter. You see, now is as good a time as ever. I have one life, one opportunity to make the most of being young, being free. If I don’t try to do what I want now, I will be dragged too far in to the system to be able to break free again. I don’t want expensive cars or a nice house or any of that materialistic crap that puts people in debt and forces them to work. We don’t actually want that stuff anyway. We are brainwashed by advertising to believe this stuff will make us happy. It takes away our the key ingredients for happiness. Ingredients like freedom and independence. Our ability to just relax and play often takes a back seat to work, business and money.
I’m only 21. I have my whole life to fall back into the system and work if my ideas do not. I have read sooo much about life, happiness, minimalism, etc. So many inspirational bloggers out there doing what they love, every day. Taking control over the direction they are aiming their lives in. I want that freedom!
I love my life. I love learning every day, from inspirational people or just from the world around me. I love my family and my friends. I love how fortunate I am to have grown up in the enviroment I have. I love what I do, and I am slowly begining to love who I am.
Every day I stand a little taller. A little prouder as I edge ever so slightly closer to the person I want to become and live the life I want to lead. It’s a tremendously slow process. One I have been working on for years. One that I will probably be working on for the rest of my life.
If I know only one thing, it is that I will always chase after what makes me happy.
That thought alone…makes me happy.