This question is very close to my heart. I have always felt I had the right to do whatever I wanted with my life and I refused to do what everyone else was doing.
I grew up in a small town and saw most people my age settling for any job, getting married, having children and working their asses off to keep up with the bills. In my early twenties, I wasn’t able to understand that.
I believed I was supposed to do more with my life - to find work that made me happy and energized me besides paying my bills; to see the world and meet people and be free (as opposite to stuck in my little town).
Today I see that we do the best with what it’s given to us, and I was given a free spirit and a dreamy heart, a supportive family and opportunities. I had to honour that. I have done a lot of what I dreamed and much more. Today I live an amazing life but I still have a vision of who I want to be and what I want to do.
I am not sure what kind of job or business I will be working on, but if I woke up tomorrow and could do and be anything I wanted, I would:
- Dedicate some time to write everyday;
- Spend quality time with my loved ones;
- Have quiet time to read a book and meditate;
- Cook and eat delicious food;
- Go for walks in nature;
- Have my own house with a garden, big backyard, vegetable patch, chicken and a kitty :)
- Live in a safe, peaceful, quiet and green area;
- Travel whenever I felt like;
- Be location independent and have an abundant + supportive job/business/service;
- Be engaged in my community;
- Be brave, self-confident, positive and kind.
What’s your definition of freedom in business and adventure in life?
I have never had a business, but I have provided services (private lessons and translating) and the way I see it, freedom in business is being able to work when and where you feel best and most inspired and energized. It’s also being able to work with people who add value to your life instead of just having to “put up” with them. Freedom in business means being creative, being yourself and making your wildest visions come to reality.
Adventure in life is all about having the courage to get out of your comfort zone, doing something that sounds scary and crazy at first, facing your fears and anxieties and having the time of your life meanwhile. It’s about listening to your intuition and being brave and knowing that beyond what’s “safe” something really amazing is waiting.
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