Monday, 22 September 2014

I believe I can...

fly?

Yesterday I was creatively inspired to be better and bolder. I met some amazingly talented people who were a lot younger than me or who built themselves up from a much younger age than me. They didn't have luxury cars or rolex watches, but you could tell they were inspired and that they just wanted to create, more and more, everyday.

I want to do that.

Obviously there are some technicalities to quitting your day job and jumping off that cliff into the great unknown but sometimes, like today, I believe I can fly off into my dreams.

There are countless projects going on in my head, photography workshops I want to attend, shoots I want to organise and yet my day job stops me in my tracks. Money is a factor of life, we can't deny it and unfortunately it does make things easier when your savings account isn't in the negatives.

But what is worth more than money? Happiness? I believe so.

There's a line being drawn at this moment between being comfortable and taking a risk that may or may not eventuate in a dream come true. The problem is in knowing when to cross it.

And that's what I'm trying to figure out; when can you safely cross that line? Is it ever safe to cross? 

Or perhaps that is the whole point of the line being there, it is never safe.

"When you let go of the need for any and all outcomes life becomes a creative magical adventure." – Deepak Chopra

34 comments:

  1. Hi Samantha,

    Good luck with all your dreams and hope you can find happiness.
    Have a great week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. these photos. you are talented beyond words miss samantha. xx

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  3. I think about this all the time. Can you imagine what life would be like if we didn't have to work our day jobs? I just need it to pay the bills. And I've never been the one to want luxury cars, nice homes or latest gadgets. I just want enough money to cover the rent and do what I love - photography.

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  4. To take risks or to not take risks? That is something I have been confronted with in my life many times! It's safe to say though you'll never know unless you try! I wish you the best of luck in chasing your dreams :) those pictures are gorgeous by the way!

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  5. Also, I love posting comments on here because right next to my name it tells me what day and time it is over there.

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    1. Haha! got to love the time difference. It's almost like time travel, almost.

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  6. Wel, I've never been very grounded in reality, so I always go with risk. You only live once, seize the day and all that jazz is actually quite true. We only get one chance and it's just not worth it to not be happy. It sounds like your driven and creative and talented, I know you can make it work!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  7. These photos are so incredibly amazing! You totally can x

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  8. I say go for it :) You only live once!

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  9. I think a balance is important! It's easy to talk about dropping everything and following dreams, but in the end you need to eat too! Good luck :)

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  10. Like what I tell myself often - "Do what you love every day". Do what makes you happy.

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  11. I was like, hey! that's Queenstown!
    And then I read on, and I have to say Sam, it isn't safe to cross that line, it's scary, but as I saw on Doctor Who the other night, 'Fear is like a superpower. Fear can make you faster and cleverer and stronger,' and if you want this you will work so hard. But really, like everything else in life, it is unfortunately just up to you.
    xx

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    1. Sometimes I hate when things are up to me. Cant you just make the decision for me? ;)

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  12. I have the same feelings Sam! It's easy to say it but in reality crossing the line is hard. There are many factors to consider too. But at the end of the day, we'll all have to decide if crossing is indeed worth it. If it's happiness on the other side then I'll make the jump. It takes courage and time but I believe we'll get there. After all, we live for our dreams and we strive to achieve them one way or another.

    Hugs and kisses, Anne ♥

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  13. i'm not sure it is ever a safe crossing, but isn't that inherent in greatness? because anything worth doing doesn't come easy and THAT'S what's so inspiring. any real success takes courage and a conquering-of-fears. and usually when you do something with your whole heart and hard work, the rewards will follow. like the parasailer in your stunning photos, i encourage you to take the leap! xo

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    1. I want to print this on a Hallmark card and send it to myself

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  14. i believe you'll get there! a place where your dreams will be reality. i think you are in the right place to weigh everything - and the planning and all can be great but it's always that first step to actually doing is the scariest. best wishes to you!

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  15. i love your heart so much! and these photos are breathtaking.

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  16. Ah, your ever so beautiful blog, these pictures are amazing and your words are so true and real as always!

    Hopeless✈Wanderer

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  17. I think not just you but many people in their twenties think about it all the time, trying to figure out what life is about, what the dreams are made of, if it's worth taking the leap (probably yeah) and more importantly how to do it. So while it's a personal question it's not completely solitary and it gives, well not comfort but a bit ease maybe. There is no deadlines for life so while pushing your limits is necessary it isn't related with age etc.

    I wrote a lot and it looks a bit negative but what I'm saying is this: I know it feels like day jobs and need to work only for make a living feels like weighing you down. But you'll probably come to a point where it'll be easier to choose (if there's a choice to make) and you'll feel more comfortable. And I LOVE your photography and writing. While other people inspire you I feel inspired looking at your posts. So when the day comes I'm pretty sure you'll succeed in following your dreams too.

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    1. No no you're not being negative at all. In fact, I think you're being rather realistic. It's not a decision that should come lightly and I think I need to make the decision after much thought and discussion. I don't want to jump in the deep end and realise I cant swim!

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  18. Ugh, amen! We are creative beings, created to create. It would be senseless to stifle the urges to be creative, but is it reasonable to abandon safety and comfort for creativity? Such a difficult question. But I think you are vastly talented and will find a way to be successful in what you dream of.

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  19. I completely agree with what you've written, and those photos are absolutely breathtaking! Your blog is just so lovely :)

    xo Arushee | unadorned gifts

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  20. Oh my gosh, Sam. I completely understand!
    Praying that it becomes more clear when you are supposed to take that leap. Pursue your dreams, girl!

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  21. I will always be there on both sides of that line! Cross it or not :) But I believe in you just btw! x

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    1. Also, can I just steal your hard drives and spend a million year looking at all your beautiful photos? Like these are amazing!

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  22. DO IT DO IT!! haha God created you with a purpose girl! a purpose to create and i fully believe that if you chose to live that purpose God will provide for you! i am in that right now! i have no day job, not even a home but God has given me things to do, provided money and even free places to live! its still terrifying but i know i'm in the right place (even though that place is all over!) and i have never felt more like i can breath! praying for you girl! trust God and trust that he made you the way you are on purpose!

    xoxo

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  23. OH MY SKIES I LOVE THE SECOND PICTURE! <3

    Sarah
    imsarahgrace

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  24. I believe that we are the creator of our own lives, and how it pans out usually boils down to what we do. I think you're setting a neat example, Sam. :) Despite having a dayjob, you do seem like you're soaring in the adventure aspect of life.

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  25. I wish, wish, wish I was in the same position as you. I wish I was as talented as you are - that quitting my day job to pursue a career in photography was a viable option. I know, I know - practice, practice, practice.

    From a far less selfish position - you should do this :) What an incredible gift you've been given.

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