Swimming Upstream Is The Hardest Part

Hi All!

Here I am . . .  resurfacing again!

I’ve been working my (now littler) butt off.  I know it’s not over yet, but this year has been especially grueling.  I’ve immersed myself in a career and I’m afraid that I’ve lost sight of my goals.  In fact, I’m in a place right now where they are changing on a daily basis.  I am pulled between what I want and what I have been taught to want.  Teetering between creating my rules and following already set ones.  Don’t get me wrong, I really like my job and I feel extremely fortunate to be working directly in my field, pretty much on the front lines.  And it’s not like the rules I have to follow now are as restrictive as others I’ve encountered.  It’s because of this that I struggle with what to do next.  I feel like decisions are going to be thrown at me in the near future and they are going to be life changing.  You know, the ones that fork the road and require the “what if” reminiscing later on in life.

And then, in a weird twist of life, I came across a manifesto and movement today on one of my favourite blogs, princesslasertron.com.

Chris Guillebeau is the author of The Art of Non Conformity. A book for “for unconventional people who want to do remarkable things.” He is living his dream and has made a commitment to visit every country in the world and so far, has been very successful.  In addition to making your passion your work, he emphasizes helping people and giving back.  So simple.  Pretty impressive.

After reading his manifesto, A Brief Guide to World Domination, I feel better.  Even though going against the grain of the mainstream and doing things a little differently is harder and takes longer to reveal success, it is necessary for change.  If you think about it, our entire world consists of products and services that were created by people who had the cahones to do things differently and succeed.   I think this book  is just what I need to re-strategize where I want to take my life, what I want to be doing and how I want to be doing it.

I’ll let you know how it goes.   ü

Cheers,

Veronica

5 thoughts on “Swimming Upstream Is The Hardest Part”

  1. I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to actually reading the manifesto, but I definitely love the name! *lol*

    Whatever you choose to do, I know it’ll be a good decision. Glad to see you post, V!

  2. What up V (And E!)

    Thanks for the link to Chris Guillebeau! Lovin’ that dude…

    I’ve been “teetering between creating my rules and following already set ones” since I was 13, and I got a few years on you, so don’t even sweat it…roll with it…sometimes “the right” things come as soon as you stop lookin’. 😉

    Cheers
    J. (The Suite One)

  3. @Jay – I’ve always found that being a creative soul by design, it’s only natural to want to create rather than following something existing…

    Cheers,
    E (The Elijah One)

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