As someone in their mid twenties I am constantly wondering what I am doing with my life, what I want to do long-term, what makes me happy and essentially what will make me feel successful.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea of success and what it means to me. Which leads me to, what are you chasing and why?

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This past weekend I went to a house warming party for a lovely friend. She purchased a gorgeous lofty condo and was telling me about how she was in the process of freeing herself from her personal belongings that she spent many years acquiring. After spending many years in the high-end corporate fashion industry and living in the heart of Boston she decided to walk away from it to pursue what truly made her happy and in search of her true self.

She downsized her home to a smaller apartment, her huge clothing collection to only what she truly loves, and her life-consuming career to a job she can finally feel free and happy.

I find this extremely fascinating. Sometimes we decide to pursue passions not for our love of what it is, but for the love of what it will give us or the idea that “we will be happy when…..” I am all about living a comfortable life but I would much rather have a very simple life, do what I love, surrounded by awesome people.

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I am realizing more each day how crucial it is to find what makes you tick and to do your best in an attempt to pursue that. Life is so extremely beautiful but so tragically short. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

don’t quit your daydream.



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