I'm a goal digger

 

I want to be open with you all because at the end of the day I want you to know that everybody has issues and sometimes you seeing other people have them will help you cope with your own.

Two weeks ago, I posted up on my social media that I quit my full-time job and apparently some of you are shocked. Another thing that I hope you’ve picked up about me is that I’m not a do-nothing-type-of-bitch. 

Some people asked how I will survive without a solid income. Those are the same people that will look back when they’re older and wish they did something similar when they were young and active.

I’m at a point in my life where I can just take a break to clear my mind and at least attempt to clear some of my goals – If worst comes to worst, I’ll go ahead and get another job. I don't mind.

"Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It’s far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing.” – Asher Roth

Now, I’m not telling you to get up and quit your day job (just yet) like I did, instead I encourage you to plan multiple routes of making money. Your main job shouldn’t be your only source of income – That doesn’t make sense. 

Something else that doesn’t make sense is putting 9-10 hours a day into building a bigger and better business for somebody else and then come home and not even attempt to build or even start anything for yourself.

I’m a graphic designer, a user interface designer, a user experience designer, a streetwear model, videographer, mentor for junior designers, social media influencer and now I’m learning Tagalog – I’m multifaceted. 

I’ve never known what I wanted to do. That’s why I’ve made all of these different routes for me to take and at the end of the day, I can always choose from one. Not only do I have a Plan B, I have a Plan C. And if I don’t have a Plan D, I sure as hell will make one.

As you can see, I like to travel. I like to do my own thing. If I can do that by investing in myself then why the hell wouldn’t I? I have no idea where this path is going to lead me and quite frankly it is scary, but I trust myself enough to know that I’m not going to struggle. Believe that.

Avoid yourself from being conditioned by society by thinking you have to have a day job in order to survive. Believe in yourself more than you believe in somebody else’s dream and trust me you will go far. There is no success without failure.

I’m not afraid to fail to get to where I want to be – I'm a goal digger – So I appreciate the concern, but Maza has spoken and everything’s gonna' be alright. In the words of Sydney Romantics, Go love yourself... Now let’s focus on some of your dreams and goals and get you up and out of your day job.

Photography by Rowland Martinez
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