Unfortunately, life rarely happens like that.
If you are a professional sportsman or you make a living from your creative practice – well done, I salute you.
For the rest of us, we have to find a balance between funding life, earning what we think we are worth and enjoying the rest of our natural freedom.
If you can’t follow your dreams for any reason, be smart – choose a job that gives you autonomy to learn and research an area that you have a genuine interest in. This way you will develop and grow whilst clocking up knowledge and funds to springboard you to your next position. Recruiters and employers have different agendas. It does not matter what it says on your CV, so long as you can be genuinely friendly and demonstrate competence.
Onwards, upwards – the rest is history (put it in your lessons log).
Dipping in and out of the corporate world is how I fund my life of travelling – maximum fun with minimal commitment. Like the chameleon, I adjust and take advantage of the latest environment (and so should you).
I like websites, I like search engines, I like the world wide web. I like the unhindered communication with the wider world and the impact of collective thought and expression. The advancement of technology has exploded exponentially in my lifetime as a direct result of internet. We have become self-aware and we have a platform for free ideas, free speech and collaborative critical thinking. (The point is that my work can inspire me.)
Feel free to check out my freelance site. It needs updating, but if you need some help with anything – give me a shout, I might just be your man.