People who know me know that I am not into reading (that much). Well I tell a lie, I am very much into reading, but reading books that somehow have a lasting effect on me (that’s just me)! People who know me also know that The Alchemist is one of my favourite books for a reason – the premise being that we all need to find and pursue our personal legend. When you find your personal legend, time becomes irrelevant.
Many people (myself included) have this crazy idea that “if only I were <something> NOW, life would be good.”
“If only I could meet out from my parents’ house, life would be good.”
“If only I switched jobs and were working an awesome new job, life would be good.”
“If only he would propose to me and we got married, life would be good.”
We want to skip to the finale. We want to bypass all the bullsh*t and jump into the juicy parts. Obviously that can’t happen though. You need a beginning and a middle, for there to be an end.
Time doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter because you can’t rush finding your “path.” Three years ago I wanted to be travelling around the world. Life had other plans – no matter how much I saved, I always needed to spend the money on something or someone else, but look at me now, and I’m travelling the world now at no cost to myself and with the person I could not want more to be doing this with. You can’t rush it – since life rarely goes according to plan. If it is meant to be it will be. Competition also doesn’t matter. You don’t compare yourself to anyone because you have found your path. It’s no one else’s but your own. You know you were born for it. Do you think young people that give their life to Christ and become preachers compare themselves to their 26-year-old friends making 6 figures in London? Doubt it! Different paths. Different ambitions. Different dreams. The problem is that sometimes we convince ourselves we also want what other people want (even when it’s not true). Social networks (in my opinion) don’t help this at all! So when you’re on your path, and your mum asks about your lawyer friend making £60k a year in their first year out of Uni, you should feel confident rather than insecure. “Not my path,” you say to yourself. And know it to be true. “I’m just doing my thing. They’re just doing their’s”.
P.S No relation to the above – but if you haven’t been to Brazil, definitely plan to go one day – it’s a stunning place hence some pictures from there as well as 2/3 old faves 🙂