Welcome back to the final of the ByHarrison x Oh My G Photography collaboration. Today, we’re still on the subject of saving the planet, this time we’re talking about our people. Saving the people the from what society tells us is right and instead, following our own path.
Before we get into it, I would just like to thank you all for following along on this 6 part collaboration. It’s been really interesting hearing the opinion of someone like Gracie, on the subjects we’ve been covering. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as well. So without further a do, let’s get into the finale of the ByHarrison x Oh My G Photography collaboration.
// Our People – Escaping The 9-5… How Did You Do It? \\
CHOICE. You can spend your days working your ass off, spending every second of your life working towards a goal, a dream, a vision, whatever it is, and that’s entirely your choice, as is everything else. I am a huge believer in “if you’re not happy, then make changes.” With things I have been through I couldn’t say it anymore times. If you’re unhappy, change it. I get almost the exact same response every single time: “It isn’t that easy.” No, it isn’t, but you know what? It isn’t ever going to be easy and it won’t ever get any easier.
It’s like being in a bad relationship, work at it together and if things are still not how you want them, maybe it just isn’t meant to be. Make the change. Be the change. I see so many completely miserable people in what seems like a great relationship on the outside but they’re not so happy within themselves, within that lifestyle. Make the change. Be the change.
It is the same with anything else, including your work life. I’m kind of 50/50 with this question. Part of me is like “work hard to build and own your own home etc”, and the other part is like “life is not guaranteed. Like at all.” We have zero idea when our times will come. I think this side of me, in this moment in my life overrides the other 50%. I would much rather be so full of happiness and joy than to be at work 24/7 working towards something I’m planning for in 10 years time, to only realise that I may never enjoy what I’ve just spent half my life being miserable at work for. That is a massive game changer for me personally. Each to their own but realistically I’d rather be enjoying my life and being the best version of myself I can possibly be, than becoming depressed because I’m stuck in a 9-5 job.
Make the change. Just literally do it. Yes, work to pay for your bills and things you need, just don’t make work your entire life, no one enjoys hearing how much your life sucks. No one.
// Our People – Breaking The Social Norms… How Do You Live The Life You Love? \\
Again, I believe this is all about your choices. It is extremely hard to literally go against everyone including your friends and family and basically say you’re going to quit doing what’s normal which in this case is the 9-5. I wake up each day so happy and ready to take on my dreams and make those reality. In saying that, it is very hard to work for yourself and to get yourself motivated. When you’re working for a company or whoever it is, you have shifts set for you and you get up (mostly miserable about even going to work), and you just make it happen because you have too. Once you get a slice of your own freedom and start creating the life you love it gets extremely hard to motivate yourself when no one else is around to support you etc.
The biggest thing that for me seems to be a deal breaker for everyone else is the fact that the 9-5 is “normal” and “what we should be doing.” Apparently there “is no other way, it’s life.” And I couldn’t disagree more. We all follow each other, we have no idea how to break free from the normal and that scares me. Why is everyone always playing follow the leader? Beats me…
// Our People – Tips For Finding Freedom: \\
My advice for all of these questions is still choice. Nothing can happen unless you make it happen. Find what you love doing, and slowly start to break down how to create that your reality. Ask yourself questions like:
“If I was to be doing my hobby for a job, by myself, for myself, could I keep my own motivation up enough to actually succeed and stick to it?”
“Do I have enough savings to cover me while I’m starting up?”
“Can I cover my main expenses?”
I am not completely free myself. I am a quarter of the way there so I still work for other people to cover my regular costs but I don’t think it will be too long until I start to transition into my hobby on the side becoming my full time income. Do what feels right for you and always go with your stomach feeling, always.
Some killer advice from Gracie. The perfect way to finish off this blog collaboration. Again, thanks for reading and if you’ve missed any of the collaboration over on Gracies blog, be sure to click >> HERE << to catch up!
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