Due to a perfectionist filled childhood, my life has been a perpetual state of sprinting down a career path that will make me “successful” then burning out. I’ve done it countless times. I have lived my life for others by doing what is expected of me and by making decisions based on how others might perceive me. I chose my school because it was prestigious, my major because it was the most difficult, and my jobs because they were impressive. I always burned out because my decisions were never what I really wanted.
So ask yourself this question, courtesy of Charles Bukowski:
Note: This photo was taken in Odense, Denmark, where trees don’t feel the need to be green and brown even though that’s what the world says they should be.
Feature Image Source: frostmagazine.com