My husband and I both recently decided to take action on our “dream jobs”. His was always to work for himself and own his own company, and mine was to see the world somehow.
After years of just talking, dreaming, wanting, and being jealous of those who had our dream jobs, we both decided (very recently) to finally just go for it. He is in the works of building his company (I’ll leave it at that – but something totally separate from this, nothing to do with travel and I’m proud of him)… and I am taking the leap and putting countless upon countless hours into this, and I can only keep working hard in hopes that it will eventually work out to become a successful travel blogger/life blogger.
It is so weird that I am doing something that I am so passionate about for the first time in my life, but at the same time I am so scared or embarrassed to share that with people that know me. I’m writing this blog with the intent of sharing on my personal page but WHY AM I SO NERVOUS. Maybe that means I care about it and want it to be something before anyone sees it so that they don’t scoff at it. I think I wanted it to get somewhere before I told anyone. But now I’m thinking, why? Why not let others in along my journey and see the struggles it will take in the beginning. In the world I’m entering, social media and “followers” plays such a huge role, yet I’m hesitant to display this on my personal account. I want it to be meaningful, to be helpful, to be “good”, and not just another person promoting themselves on their account. Nothing annoys me more than people constantly promoting themselves (Honestly most of the time I roll my eyes and keep scrolling..) yet now I’m realizing sometimes you just have to do what you have to do to get to where YOU want to be. I want to do this. I want to be happy. I want to travel. I want to help others. I want adventure. I want to inspire. I want people to WANT to read what I am writing or doing. But most importantly, I want this for me.
With that being said, when opportunities lately have been thrown at me to go on trips with people, I think that’s fate in terms of timing with this and I’m not going to pass them up. People have asked “Isn’t Rob mad that you are going on trips with other people?” and “My boyfriend would never let me do that.” or “Why isn’t your husband with you?” Sure, it might be weird at first, he might’ve questioned it, but he knows what my passions are right now, so my answer to all those people is WE ARE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER in our journeys right now and I couldn’t be more grateful for him. He is nothing short of amazing. In the beginning stages of this exciting, time consuming, exhausting, yet hopeful and amazing dream of mine, it is important to have support. It is important to have hope. It is important for me to believe in myself, which is supported by people around me believing in me. (That goes for all of you reading this too, BELIEVE in yourself, in your dreams, and support those you care about in theirs as well!). You never know how much a “good job”, a “keep it up”, an “I’m proud of you”, or an “I believe in you” can mean to somebody. It can give them that one extra push they need to keep going instead of giving up.
I hope when you read this, even if you don’t understand my dreams, I hope I can inspire you to start following yours. If there’s something out there you’ve always wanted to do, go for it. It’s never too late to start. Take a leap of faith. Take your first step. It might take months, it might take years. It will take sacrifice, it will take tolls. Hell, it might not even work out. But you will never know what could have been if you didn’t try. With that being said, if I fail then I fail, but at least I can say I tried. You can sarcastically wish me well for now, but in a year or 2 years or 10 years down the road, I hope I can seriously tell myself “I did it”.
-Feel free to contact me for a simple word of support, for guidance, for questions, or for recommendations if your a traveler! I’d love to hear from you! 🙂