What is my life?
In the best way possible, I don't recognize the man I am and the career I'm living. These past ten years to get to where I am today have been the most complicated, transitional years of my life. I've dug into the deepest depths of my pockets for my last dimes to pay rent or put food on my table, I've asked myself hundreds of times if there was something else I could be doing and I've been asked more times than I can count what my plan for a future is. It never made me feel good to have people question my life especially because it made me question my abilities and of course my choices.
People will always try to beat you down for taking an unconventional path. Standing out and doing something different is never the best thing to do if you desire to fit the mold and have everyone on your side. But why fit the mold when being outside of it is where all the adventure is?
If someone told me a few years ago that I'd be traveling the world, sitting in a cafe in the Faroe Islands writing a blog post about it and being paid to sing...I wouldn't believe them. Getting to cross destinations and experiences off my bucket list before I even have the thought to put them there is surreal. I have seen the northern lights, passed by icebergs larger than any house I've ever lived in, saw wild whales in the Arctic Circle and got a tattoo in Ireland. I have golfed the northernmost golf course in the world, bathed in the famous Blue Lagoon, smoked hookah in Istanbul and hit all five villages of Cinque Terre in one day.
The simplicity of choosing mundane activities in exotic places is a gift I will never take for granted. This life I live is a blessing and it is no accident to get the opportunity of a lifetime. Sometimes in life we forget to live but we have one chance at making it all worth it. What will you do today to help put you on the path to a better tomorrow?