Find Yours… I Found Mine.
Exactly one year ago, I took my first step as a full-time travel blogger. So what’s before that? Exactly a week earlier, I was a full-time mechanical Engineer who worked for a big corporation in Korea. I was simply unhappy. And the moment came, I decided to stop being unhappy.
I spilled the bucket; I said ‘no more bucket list for me’.
This wasn’t exactly a logical process to a lot of people, especially the people around me: my family and friends back home. They called me delusional, spoiled, non-sense, selfish and many more hurtful names and still do, but I truly believed and followed one thing I care the most: happiness.
Why can’t we be happy? Why can’t I? I’m a happy and positive person. So why I have to keep making myself miserable?
I found my Calling.
To adventure, to explore, and to challenge. I found my strength inside of me that I didn’t know I have. Against all odds, I stood up for myself, and claim my happiness. You see, no matter what you do and where you live, living non-conventional lifestyle isn’t the easiest thing in the world. And the countries like Korea? Forget it. But I did, I finally call it a day. I knew it was the time to stop.
So am I happy? Yes I am.
To be honest, it’s not easy to maintain life without a monthly paycheck. Life of a blogger and freelance writer is like having a double edge sword; there are plentiful of opportunities to take, which is very exciting thing, but also I have to make an effort to take the opportunities out there. No one hands anything. It’s different than working for other people in the office. Everything I do is for myself; the output is all toward me. If I don’t do a very good job, it directly connects to a failure. That’s why we have to do things we love.
Because I’m doing things I love, I can take the chance. Because of the inspirations I find on the road, I’m happy to take the chance. No matter how hard it is, I’m extremely grateful to take the chance and to stand with my own feet. If you stick to what you truly care, amazing things would happen. That seems like an awfully vague statement, but that’s what I believe. I’m a believer.
I think, I found mind – I found my Calling.
What is yours?