Why do I bang on about ‘following your passion’ and that it’s worth taking the risk? I was fed with fear to ignore my passions in life. I regret that it listened to friends, partners and family members. I don’t want other people to be discouraged to follow their passion just because someone is too scared to take the risk or failed themselves.
I’m finally following my passion – journalism. But I would’ve loved to have started my career 10+ years ago.
I also gave up on a career in electronic music, because I was told I spent too much making music. Regarding journalism, I was told there are no jobs and I would be forever poor.
Instead I was told to just get a degree in something that would guarantee instant employment and a high wage.
What a load of fucking crap! Not to mention how sad. How so low aspirations in life that you are willing to settle for the sake of safety.
Sadly I listened to these idiots.
It took over a year of unemployment– feeling that I had nothing to lose –to push me to follow my passion for journalism.
You shouldn’t do what you love because you feel you have nothing to lose. It is dangerous – because you will be willing to sacrifice anything.
I’m doing what I love now – but at what cost?