When People Say: You'll Never Make It

You'll never make it without a corporate job: 16 months later and here I am. Alive and well.

You'll never buy a bus: Purchased in cash baby.

You can't afford to travel: Spain, South Africa, Thailand, Iceland, CHECK. Next stop, Europe!

You'll never get paid to travel: Trip to Iceland: sponsored.

You're not a real blogger: My blog has become a source of income (wow).

Never.Give.Up. By no means am I wealthy or no longer struggle. Sometimes I still wonder if I'll have enough money to pay my bills for the month, or how I'm going to pull my life together. But then I realize "how?" is the wrong question to ask. Ask yourself "what?". What is my goal? What is the very next step? You don't climb a staircase with one giant leap to the top. Step, by, step. Little decision by little decision.

Things only happen within the realm of possibility. Are you making decisions that open yourself up to the opportunity of something incredible happening? Routine is the enemy of change. Same routine, same outcome. Different routine, a whole new world of possibilities. Making big changes can be intimidating as hell and often difficult. But those little changes can be just as powerful. Make the small changes. Wake up earlier, take a daily walk, start writing, join a club, enroll in a class. If you seize the opportunities given to you by the small changes, the big changes will naturally follow.

This year I've experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. So this blog post is for anyone experiencing a low low, or feel like they're stuck in a life that's not for them. Don't give up on yourself. Things CAN change, and you do have the power to live the life you want to live. Even though I still sometimes struggle to make ends meet, I'm living a life where I am genuinely HAPPY. I wake up in the morning excited about the day ahead me, because I'm living the life I want to live, not the life I'm supposed to live. And there's absolutely no better feeling than that.

Thank you to everyone who's given me any words of encouragement especially in this past year. It has meant more to me than you'll ever know. Life is a wild ride, and I'm so excited for what's ahead. I haven't fallen on my face yet! Cheers to being HAPPY.