There are times during the day when I want to give up and when negative thoughts take over my mind. Those moments are the hardest and I am sure if you’re reading this you can relate in one way or another. Being in your 20s and living in the hustle and bustle of New York City can be extremely overwhelming. But, for most of us, this is all that we know. I’m not from a small town in the US, not someone who just picked up and moved to the city, I am a New Yorker and New York has always been my home. I thought I was supposed to get a corporate job in Manhattan, work 9-5 and sit in a 4x4 cubicle staring at a computer screen for hours. But, to be honest that life isn’t for me and the thought of me doing that seems like a complete mess. This year has been my toughest year yet. I learned a lot about myself (and I mean A LOT) which is great, but came with many struggles. So here I am pouring my heart and soul into this blog, taking photos in cafés because that is what truly makes me happy. Trying to turn my hobby into an actual career. As some of you have read in my previous posts, traveling abroad this summer opened my eyes to many new ideas and opportunities. While I was away, I felt unstoppable and wanted to take part in everything our world has to offer. Luckily, that passion, that drive, that determination, followed me home.
Someone close to me once said, “they don’t work to live, they just live”. An outsider far away from New York; far away from all the hustle and bustle, understands that there is more to life than just that. Now, this stuck with me and is something I try and remind myself everyday. Sure, I want to be able to financially support myself for my needs and desires, but what is the point of all of that if you’re truly not happy? If you’re reading this and are agreeing with certain parts in this post, then take this as your sign. This is your sign that everything is going to be okay. It’s okay to change career paths, it’s okay to not know exactly who you are and it’s okay to be afraid of chasing your dreams. It took me a few years to realize that and took me a few months to admit it out loud, but now I am here. I am ready to take whatever comes my way and ready to break out of my shell to follow my passion. Whenever I feel overwhelmed by NYC and simply just want some peace and quiet to think, I take a drive to Bear Mountain. It is so close, but makes you feel so far and every time we leave I feel refreshed, motivated, and ready to be on top of the world again...
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