I’m living in a Dilemma for approximately 5 years now…Dilemma, What Dilemma???
Let me tell you my story, I’m a Law school graduate, I have joined a Photography course 6 years ago, since then I started to feel that I like to do outdoors activities, I do not want to be stuck in an office & work and have tasks to be delivered, I am not a huge fan of my studies, and this not the career that I am looking forward to, instead I thought of becoming a Professional Photographer.
After graduating from college, the feeling got much stronger specially after I had my “Life Changing Journey” as I call it to South Africa. It was a Photography Expedition but every little detail of this marvelous trip was more of a fairy tale; sleeping in an eco lodge in the middle of the bush, composed of 9 rooms, decorated in African style, 15 minutes drive from the amazing Kruger National Park, eating delicious food cooked by the lodge’s owner & being served warmly by her daughter and her friends, watching wildlife on daily basis while on safari, without missing spotting animals at night on a night safari, not to mention the beauty of nature surrounding us; mountains, clouds, greenery, waterfalls, rainbows, sunny days followed by rainy days. Learning how to do Wildlife Photography, learning to live the life of a Photographer who wakes up at 4am to catch the best light, to wake up in the middle of the bush, to spend the whole day doing nothing but Photography and talking about nothing but our next adventure, to see animals everyday & respect the lives of these amazing creatures. I did not want to forget any detail of this unforgettable trip, so I used to write the highlights of each day every night while looking at the window and enjoying the sound of shower rain.
If only I know it, I would do give up anything to do it Mr. Confucius :)))
After then, I went from one job to another and from a photography course to another, and always felt that I want to do a fun job, something that I am passionate about, but couldn’t quit corporate life without having another option, because I need the pay check to finance my travels and my camera, and I couldn’t start my own thing because I really don’t know what I wanna do and I don’t know what I am really good at.
I traveled to many countries, visited so many cities & been to lots of places. I enjoy sharing my experiences with others, I love to gather information to advise people on where to go, when to go and what activities to do there, I love to document every tinny tiny detail through my travel stories and my camera. In fact, this whole package made me realize one very important thing that I’m NOW 100% sure of; which is my passion for Travel. It’s true that I loooooove travel writing and photography, but Travel comes first, simply because travel writing and photography would not work without traveling, discovering new places and trying new things, and life would not be fun without traveling, without seeing how people from different backgrounds are, without being exposed to other cultures, customs and traditions.
I wanna do so much more; climb Mount Kilimanjaro, witness the wildebeest migration in Masai Mara or Serengeti, go to Ngorongoro Crater, backpack in Latin America, hike Amazon River, Sky dive, River raft, and so oooooooon…
I have the courage Mr. Disney but I sadly don’t know what I wanna do :(((
Now that I’m taking a Creative Writing course as well as a training to teach me how to turn my Passion into a profitable business, I should be following the right track, I SHOULD, nothing is guaranteed.
Do you now understand my dilemma??? I don’t know what I wanna do with my life…Can you help me figure it out?