The title says it all. Life IS to short to be living your life according to what other people think. Try looking inside yourself and figure out what it is YOU love doing and what your life would be like if you ‘followed your bliss’. Okay, some of you may have children and I can’t exactly relate to that being child free so I don’t know if my message will be realistic for anyone raising a family currently. But that being said it doesn’t mean you are never allowed to do what you love. Maybe if you’re not able to ‘follow your bliss’ right now you can follow it when you’ve got a bit more freedom.
At any rate I want to concentrate on my original intent of this post, which was to advocate for those of us awakening to our true selves knowing we CAN do more! We aren’t prisoners in our life unless we allow ourselves to be. Don’t let the negative people in your life deter you from living the life you really want to. If things aren’t perfect right now then just keep your dream and make sure you do what you can to realize its potential. I want to go back to university and study library and information studies but don’t have the money right now. But I’m not letting that stop me! I have not given up because I know with determination and the right attitude I will make it back to school and be a librarian (or information broker if all else fails! LOL kidding, that would just be a temporary thing if I needed the money).
Alright, so being a writer would be my DREAM job but I can’t exist with the anxiety of not having a reasonable prospect of employment. Writing is not viable unless you’re a famous novelist or work for a reputable newspaper or magazine; otherwise you’re left freelancing and unable to do anything else but write 24/7 to keep the money coming in-and I don’t want to spend my time like that. So librarian it is! (or researcher, information broker etc. if necessary). I never said I wasn’t realistic at all! Following your bliss isn’t all that blissful if you end up in poverty. But I’m confident I can live my dreams and still live well; because at the end of the day that’s what we’re all looking for, to live our lives as well as we possibly can.
So what’s your dream job? Or reason for not living the life you wish you could be? Is your true self how you are now, or is it buried and waiting to be uncovered?