How many people can say that they make money doing something they LOVE?
United States is a land of opportunities but it’s a land of many BILLS as well. Many people are forced to work in torturous jobs in order to pay bills while compromising their time to do instead what they love.
I was definitely one of those people. I was stuck in a job that I absolutely dreaded waking up in the morning to go to, in order to pay my rent, student loans, miscellaneous expenses and while saving money. I envied those that took changes to earn money doing something they love even if that money is minuscule. I was forced to give up the job that enriched me with enough resources to live well (in terms of having material possessions). At first I went into a depression when I got laid off because I have a baby on the way and I know how expensive a baby can be. Reflecting my life now ,I am not in total desperate, even though my money is limited but I am wasting my energy in finding what I love and actually pursuing it.
The pictures bellow are of people that are promoting their talents on the streets of Boston. In a way they are entrepreneurs even though they do not own their own business. From talented singers with amazing voices or instrumental skills to artists and craftsmen. Boston is full of art and people that take courage to make a living doing what they love. Sure their lives might not be filled with the most up to date material gadgets but their souls are being fed with fulfillment.
Indigenous Ecuadorian selling bracelets at Harvard Square. He sells the bracelets with his wife and learned the technique in his native country. He was teaching me the difference between Kechwa and Kichwa language. Apparently, Quechua has 5 vowels which Kichwa only has 3.
Some of the bracelets that he sells. I was not able to find my country Cape Verde but I bought another beautiful bracelet instead.
You see a lot of life status in the summer, each one of these status artists have their unique customs and story telling. They are completely motionless until you put coins or bills in their buckets.
Their stillness is an art on it’s own.
Spray painting. This guy was making paintings in 10 minutes. AMAZING!
My favorite guitarist. Every weekend he plays at State street.
SOME REFLECTING QUESTIONS….
Do you earn money doing something you LOVE ?
Do you work just for the money?
Would you change your career path to do something that makes you happy even if you do not earn enough money?
How do you balance between quality of life with material quality?
Is it possible to have both, happiness and success?
Is your work overshadowing who you truly are?
Please, share if you do earn your money doing something you love, or work but detest what you do. If you have any talents or skills that you think should be shared with the world. I would love to read your input.
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