When You Do Something Different
August 29, 2011
Photo from Flickr's suvodeb
When you do something different, people will say you’re crazy.
They’ll say you’re lucky.
They’ll say you’re getting it out of your system.
The real surprise comes when they realize it’s not just a one-time thing. That you’re going to fit travel into your life or live simply or build an out-of-the-box career from here on out.
The real surprise comes when they realize it will never get out of your system.
Lisa Rowan summed this up nicely when I interviewed her recently about her career as a slasher — a vintage seller/social media strategist/web editor/secretary.
“This is not a quarter-life crisis,” Lisa said. “This is just finding my way. This is the path I’m putting myself on.”
What path are you putting yourself on?