It's been exactly a month since my last blog post and so much has happened. Truth be told, I find it challenging to be creative when I'm going through a tough time and unfortunately my blog thrives on passion and creativity. I took some time off work a few weeks ago; it felt like the rat race finally got to me. A moment to myself, away from everything, was exactly what I needed to find clarity; after all, isn't clarity something that we're all constantly seeking? I was at a crossroad, a part of me felt like giving up on everything I've worked for. I had one of two choices: either give up and go through life feeling sorry for myself or risk it all trying to live the life of my dreams despite what others may think. I decided to risk it all.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
— Steve Jobs

Instead of curling up into a ball of nothing, I decided to dig deep and find out what I'm truly passionate about and in a few weeks I'll be able to share it with you all. 2016 has been a challenging year; for a while it felt like an endless downward spiral that I had absolutely no control over. Bottling up my feelings became detrimental to my health, I was a ticking time bomb and a few weeks ago I exploded. However, I'm grateful for the experience; my state of discomfort and dissatisfaction was exactly the push I needed to get my life together in a major way. 

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
— Steve Jobs

I'm about to take a long and hard journey on the road less travelled; the road of uncertainty and paralysing fear. Am I terrified? Of course, but again I find myself stuck with one of two choices: either spend my life running away from the fear or work through the fear, and once again I decided to risk it all. No security. No guarantees. All I have is blind faith and the hope that I'll be able to connect the dots someday.