From a regular hobby to my full-time work today, I’ve realized that it really is possible to make your passion as your career. Looking back on my journey, I had taken a lot of risks and faced a lot of challenges.To be quite honest with you, being a photographer was my only dream in the past and blogging wasn’t really included but as time went on, blogging has become one of my forms of self-expression along with photography and before I knew it, blogging became one of my careers.
Now before we proceed to anything else, let’s take a trip down memory lane. During my high school days, I was only using my phone/iPod touch when I started to appreciate photography. I honestly got jealous of others because they can afford cameras/DSLRs and they were very skilled in Photoshop but instead of cultivating that jealous feeling I got into hate, I converted it to determination and hope. It made me realize that in order for me to be like them and achieve what I want, I have to work hard for it. When I finally entered college, I got really inspired by writers, bloggers and photographers and the amazing content they create. Like them, I also wanted to share stories and ideas online.
The internet has always been a companion to me. It widened my horizon and in a way, it had made me realize that there was so much creativity in the world. There were a lot of people sharing their art and I wanted to be a part of that kind of community. I’ve met bloggers and influencers who inspired me to be great in what I do. Since day one, I’ve been a fan of this people. I’ve really admired how they share their ideas, stories, thoughts and etc. I wanted to share the world my ideas too and lo and behold, I started taking photos and writing on my blog. Sharing my content online gave me a sense of happiness and fulfillment. It is one of my inspirations to be better every single day.
In this generation, the internet plays a huge part in our society. For me, the internet gave me the chance to share my thoughts to the world but although I’m really happy sharing my thoughts online, it’s not easy. Being an online influencer is an honor and at the same time it comes with responsibilities. Every single thing you post online affects someone whether it be in a good or bad way that’s why you have to be really meticulous in what you post. I’ve met a lot of successful people in my line of work and the secrets to their success? they had the guts to chase their dreams, get out of their comfort zones and just being kind, genuine and responsible.
I want you guys to focus on what you love, continue to pursue your passion and aim to be the best in everything that you do. It’s not an easy journey but when you reach your dreams, it’s going to be worth it. The challenge to be the best version of you is always there, it’s up to you whether you want to take on that challenge or not.
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