With many things in my life, I often think to myself why didn’t I pursue this sooner or why didn’t I have a passion for this years ago? I graduated high school and went to college like any normal kid, but honestly had NO idea what I wanted to do. So I took classes based on what I enjoyed…which at the time was science. At almost 29 (yikes, I know) I can’t help but worry that I found what I’m passionate about too late in life. Why didn’t I take those free photography classes in school when I had the chance? Why didn’t I help my mother in the kitchen more often when I was growing up? Can almost 30 year olds begin a whole new career path in life?
I could ask these questions until I’m blue in the face, but the simple fact remains…YES of course I can. 30 is the new 20 after all right?? This doesn’t have to be related strictly to photography and wanting to write a cookbook someday, those are my dreams and aspirations. This could be any passion one develops and chooses to pursue. I really feel if you don’t pursue something that you truly love and simply let it fall to the wayside, then that’s the greatest tragedy of all. There is a reason people tell you to chase your dreams, they lead to such a fulfilling life. And if your happy with what you do then I believe that happiness is evident in all other areas of your life. I’ve had jobs in the past that I really, really despised and it made me an absolutely miserable person to be around. I can honestly say I’m happier now than I’ve ever been in my entire life and I look forward to learning new things. Just remember, Julia Child didn’t start cooking until she was 37 and she’s considered one of the great pioneers in the culinary industry.
So do what you love, love what you do and don’t be afraid to take risks.
I promise it’s all worth it in the end.