First of all, hello! Welcome to this new journey I’m/We are about to embark on. I’m so excited for this venture, and I can’t wait to get it started.
Okay, ready for the deets? The down low? The scoop? Here we go.
When you’re a young adult – the ‘what am I going to do as a career?’ age – many people around you will say one of two things:
- “Follow your passion, no matter what.”
- “Find something that’s practical. Something that will make you financially stable.”
Some people are really lucky, and their passion makes them a lot of money. Buuuuuut, some of the ‘starving artists’ out there aren’t so lucky.
I think these sayings create this false mentality that you can only have one passion.
Guess what? I’m here to say, loud and proud:
YOU CAN HAVE MORE THAN ONE PASSION.
A little background on me, the 60 second version…
When I was 16 years old, I wanted nothing more than to be a country music singer. I also thought that in order to make this dream a reality, I could only focus on music, 24/7. I gave up a lot to focus on music, and I don’t regret it at all.
But, as I got older (I’m 21 now) I realized I had other passions. I love writing songs. But I discovered it’s not just songs. I love writing itself. It’s therapeutic for me, and I just love telling stories in general.
You know those people who are in their 30s wishing they’d traveled more? Or those people in their 20s who think their life is as good as it’s gonna get so they don’t do much to change it? I don’t want to be one of those people. And neither should you.
You know, it’s so easy to get caught up in life and settle for the same everyday routine. We wake up, we go to school or work, we come home, and we repeat the next day. If you enjoy that, great. If you don’t – change it. Try a new food tomorrow. Reach out to an old friend. Make a new friend. Just change it up. It’s a great feeling when you have something new to be excited about, and I always find that I have this feeling when I step out of my comfort zone.
For me, I needed something new. I needed something to be excited about again. I was going to school, going to work, studying, then practicing music, and doing the same thing over and over. I’d found a few different blogs that I fell in love with – the photos, the writing, but more importantly, the creativity and hard work that so obviously went into it. So, I did some research, and hopped on the blogging bandwagon.
This blog, this platform that is Living McCormick, is another passion of mine. Where I can express myself and hopefully help you in some kind of way, too.
I’ll share my own experiences, give some advice, and we’ll see where this goes.
What I hope you’ve taken from this, is that if there is something new you are thinking about doing, maybe a new sport, or a new job – do it. You don’t have to settle.
You have to live your life for you, and it’s too short not to try something new.
Yikes, that was cheesy. Ready to start Living McCormick?
Let’s do it.