I never liked being a cog in a wheel, a little worker bee in a giant machine of a company. Some people crave the security that this brings and yes you do make more money, get excellent benefits and have the stability that makes things like raising a family a reality. It’s just that I like to have more control over my destiny. Photography in a way gives me the control and creative freedom that I always desired in an essence to create the wheel.
For a long time, I struggled because I didn’t know what I was good at. Okay, by this I mean that I was above average at many things in life. It’s just that I didn’t really excel at anything in particular. I didn’t have something I was passionate about. A jack of all trades, master of none type of situation. This was actually a curse in some regards as I didn’t know what career path to proceed down.
I thought engineering was my thing because I loved tinkering around with my car. Turns out, engineers sit behind desks for most of their day. Maybe, I should have been a mechanic.
I thought being a chef was the answer. I loved food. What else was there to it? Turns out there’s a lot more to it and learning to take orders from your bosses as a line cook in an almost militaristic style is paramount to becoming a chef. Apparently, I don’t like people telling me what to do.
So the freelance lifestyle with all its trials and tribulations actually fits perfectly with my personality. I guess what I’m trying to convey is that you can’t possibly know these things about yourself until you try stuff out and see if you like it. No one can tell you what to do with your career. Only you can figure this out and it takes time and patience. So if you love your job, then more power to you. If you hate your job, then maybe pickup some random hobbies and see if you like them. Perhaps, one of those hobbies will grow into something greater.
Model: @adamartini @one.1models