Three weeks ago I was working in a job that was making me miserable, earning money that I didn’t really need, and ultimately just wasting my own time.
Two weeks ago, I quit that job, worked my final week and said goodbye to the working world of hospitality and retail for good!
I have been very inspired by a select few creatives online recently who all played a part in inspiring me to finally throw myself at freelancing with absolutely everything I’ve got. Today, I thought I’d share these creatives with you so maybe you can find a little inspiration from them too.
This Brighton-based writer/YouTuber is definitely responsible for the very first flickers of this change in me. Her “Trying Change” series, artistic and real, resonated with me and made working towards the person you want to be something that felt attainable. Dottie is incredibly honest about the moments in which things don’t go 100% according to plan, but she always picks back up and tries again. She taught me that it’s okay to fail, it’s okay to fall, the important thing is that we try, and we keep trying, because giving up or worse not trying at all is the true failure.
Photographer, YouTuber, and Advanced Selfie pro. This woman is incredibly strong and fierce, she believes in individuality, being true to yourself, fighting against stereotypes and expectations, all while working towards protecting the planet. Her photographs are amazing, her confidence completely inspiring and her dedication to educating others and encouraging them to live the life they want to live makes her my main go to for motivation right now. Furthermore, her life is just the ultimate goal for me, full-time digital nomad and photographer – yes please. The photos you see throughout this post are very inspired by her work!
I know Casey’s been around for a long time, but I have never really payed attention to his videos until extremely recently. I spent around two days binge watching his most motivational videos and listening to him talk about losers vs closers was something that really resonated with me. I have definitely been someone who fails to finish things and that really motivated me to put a stop to it and finally start following through on things I want to achieve.
It’s incredibly scary to make a conscious decision to change. Especially with the knowledge that you might, and probably will fail quite a lot before you do or maybe even don’t succeed. But I think my new motivation comes from the solid belief that trying and failing is a million times better than never trying at all, because what kind of life is that?
So I am jobless. I am now a full time freelance photographer and creative. This – making things – is my job, and I can’t describe how good that feels.