Love What You Do.
SomeoneLikeYou Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I didn't always know what career I wanted to pursue but I knew the life I wanted to live. The empty objects money can buy have never made me wild. Even though clothes are beautiful and nice, they're just clothes. Even though expensive food tastes great, it's just food. Even though cars and furniture and technology make life easier, they don't make life better. They're all just things.
I couldn't tell you why but I just always pictured myself dirt poor when I grew older. I had (and still have) this strange fantasy of having this life where all my clothes are thrifted, I'm eating ramen noodles every day, and I live in a shoddy apartment with little to no furniture. Why is this so appealing to me? Why don't I want all the nice things that my generation feels entitled to?
Because none of that matters, I guess. Once you have happiness and love, nothing else in the world can compare. There's always this familiar quote that sticks with me saying, "life isn't measured in the amount of breaths you take but in the amount of moments that take your breath away." I want my breath to be taken away.
If I cared about money I wouldn't be studying fashion. I know that it's not the most high paying career out there. You work really hard for little pay, little recognition. Competition is fierce and it's easy to get kicked down because there will always be someone better than you. But I know that I wouldn't be happy studying anything else. I admire people who want to be lawyers and doctors and teachers so much because it takes a special individual to do those things. But for me? It just wouldn't be right. I wouldn't be happy. Even though fashion merchandising is a risky field to go into, I go into it with a full and confident heart because it's what makes me happy.
Love what you do and do what you love.
Maybe someday I'll change my mind. When I realize how much debt I'm in from a college education. When I can't pay my bills. When my old car is breaking down and I don't have any money to fix it. When I want the wedding of my dreams and the funds just aren't there. Maybe I'll change my mind and want all that money. All that success.
Or maybe I'll just always be content with just being happy.
I hope so.
With much love, Lauren.
P.S. I drew a random winner via randomgenerator.org for the Blue Bird Bride Jewelry giveaway and the winner was #2, Laura of Thrifting Through Life! Congratulations Laura and thank you everyone who entered! ♥