There have been a series of events recently that have lead up to tonight. Tonight is important for a couple of reasons. Tonight I launched my folio online. Part one of an attempt to say “fuck you” to the man. There will be much more to follow but I think how I got here was more than that. Late last year a friend said to me “So Jaraad, what’s the plan?”. As soon as he said that I told him what the plan was. The fact is, life gets in the way, so the plan is going to evolve and change. Get used to this, you should know for sure that throughout life everything will change. Ironically, that will not change. Just don’t lose sight of the goal.
As you might have guessed, the plan changed. Which was not a problem at all, the goal stayed the same. For whatever reason I lacked motivation, I stopped getting excited about the small things that made me excruciatingly happy. I got caught up in living to work and not working to live. Yes, very depressing.
I recently posted on facebook “Are you living your dream?”. The responses aren’t important but it made me realise that I certainly wasn’t living mine. Many days would follow and colleagues would chatter about who is living their dream and what is happening to make it a reality. “What did you do today towards living your dream Jaraad?”. The answer should never be nothing.
I certainly haven’t achieved mine yet however here is what I believe to be a step in the right direction. My website. If you’d like, take some time to have a look. I’ve worked really hard on it and Karlie has been so supportive which is great (thanks Ka!). A friend of mine put me on to a video, ultimately it changed so much about how I’m viewing my life. The video is on our facebook page if you want to have a look. It asks what you would be doing with your life if money wasn’t an object and ultimately whatever that may be, do that. So, here is a promise, from this day forward, I will do one thing everyday towards living my dream.
Today there is this - http://jaraadhassim.com