I write this as I sit in a delightful tea shop in London eating scones and drinking tea. It's been a little over 2 years since I started this blog, 1 year, 7 months since I left Malaysia and 1 year and 5 months since I started living in Spain.
Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be an actress and a television presenter and for 12 years I made that a reality. It wasn't always easy but for 5 out of those 12 years I was living professionally as an actress and TV presenter in Malaysia. Then my dream changed. I wanted to direct, to produce and to make films (or rather video). I was fascinated with the internet and wanted to produce videos for the online world. So for the next 2 years I worked for Mindvalley, an online publishing company making videos for the online market. And then I wanted to leave Malaysia, to live and work in a different country. Many different countries if possible, and here I am sitting in a tea shop in London, living in Barcelona, Spain.
Why am I telling you this?
When I started this blog I wanted to share knowledge on how to live a life worth living. I wanted to find other people who were living passionate, purposeful lives and share their stories so that you could do the same. I wanted you to know that it won't be easy and there would be a lot of challenges but the difference between people who do and don't is that people who do, get up and back in the game whenever they fall.
So I was sitting in a tea shop, right!
Last year I was so caught up with adjusting to a whole new life and culture that I hardly had any time to dream up a new life vision. And sitting here in this charming shop made me realise how much I love this life I have now.
Reading lifestyle design blogs out in the interwebs you'd think that the only life worth having is one where you quit your job, travel to a third world country and blog.
But that, I'm sure you know is not true. I have met many passionate people who are doing all sorts and living the life of their dreams. Some work for others, and some work for themselves. One is neither better than the other.
I for one love the hustle and bustle of a big city. I can live on a beach for a few months but that isn't for me. I love working. Yeap you heard right, it would kill me to work only 4 hours a week - of course for me work is doing what I love, so it doesn't feel like work! I love good food and good wine and pretty things. I am not a card carrying backpacker and I must have a functioning, clean toilet. To some that might make me a 'prissy' thing, but honestly I don't care. This is my life worth living.
Do not be influenced
I guess what I am trying to say is, dream of your life worth living. Don't be shy about it. Just because the trend now is to quit your job and work on a beach, if that doesn't make you passionate go find something that does!
So now, think of your life. Where do you want to be? How is your ideal life? What excuses are you making that stop you from living it? What can you do about this? What kind of people do you want to have in your life?
Ok, now to the hard part:
What are you doing to get closer to your ideal life?
It's easy to dream, but now it's time to get the courage to live your life. You only live once, you only walk down this road once.. make it count!