Happy December, everyone! It's hard to believe that it's already been 52 weeks (a year!) since I started. My birthday is in exactly two weeks from now and it will mark the end of my Turning 30 project (not the end of the blog, of course!). It's time to start reviewing what a whole year of living consciously and pursuing my dreams and goals was like.
What was the biggest change?
Definitely quitting my day-job and starting to work as a freelance illustrator (and sometimes photographer). It's not exactly what I went out to do but I love it and it was a great and wonderful surprise. As much as I still want to make films and act, I am very proud and happy that I am now living off making art.
What was the biggest challenge?
Figuring out what I want to do with my life. I've realized that I'll never have a definite answer for this. It's an ongoing process and I like way too many different things to be doing the same job for the rest of my life. All I know is that I need to be doing something creative.
The second challenge is time management. I've never worked for myself before and it's quite difficult to find a good work flow.
Would I do the Turning 30 Project again?
Absolutely. Taking a year and really thinking about life, trying new things (like living a month without sugar, starting to write a feature film script, getting obsessed with Instagram and taking online courses) really opened my eyes to new ways of living. A year ago I was unhappy and stuck with negative thoughts. Now I feel more confident, excited about the future and what it will hold, generally so much happier and ready to start a new chapter of my life.
Do you have any questions or need help starting your own life changing project?