Daily Blog post 354
How often do you find yourself trying to justify to other people why you do certain things?
The answer should be never.
You should never feel the need to explain yourself or justify why you do what you do.
After all, the only person who can live your life is yourself. And the worst thing you can do is to not do it your way.
My whole life, I saw people tell my sister that her academic prowess warranted her to be a doctor, or lawyer, or something that could take advantage of her grades. She instead decided to follow her passion to pursue art. She is now in Japan for this semester doing what she loves. She did it her way.
Recently I met an amazing person who had followed a similar path. She is following her passion for musical performance when it seemed her entire high school life pointed her in the direction of academia.
At the end of the day, the only person you should be trying to please is yourself.
As hard as it is to defy societal pressures, it’ll be much more worth it to do what you want to do.
And there is nothing more attractive than someone who is passionate about what they do.
So I’m doing it My Way. Whether it be the right way, the wrong way, different way, weird way, this way…
My Way is different from Your Way, but it’s mine.