Weekly Thoughts: Living Outside the Box

Just a warning that this is a bit scatter brained...I hope that I got my point across somewhere in this- thanks for reading. 

This week marks a lot of things in the semester. I am just about hitting the halfway point in London and it's also the start of a lot of journeys- Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, Brussels and Germany. It's going to be crazy and fun and hopefully I will not be completely broke and forced to live on the London streets. 

Isn't it funny how life dictates art? The other day I came across a piece about a documentary about the American education system. One of the biggest takeaways was the idea that the school system is good at producing workers, but not creative thinkers and workers. This got me thinking about what this means for the future. 

I honestly have no idea what I am going to do in life and while this is pretty typical of most college juniors, I know that whatever career I end up having is not going to be a typical 9-5. There is nothing wrong with a "traditional" job, but personally it's not for me-my brain is buzzing too much to sit in a cubical. All I can say is that I want to keep creating things- for anyone who will take interest. I hope to explore, travel and live a life that will make me smile when I'm 80 and on a rocking chair somewhere. I hope that you do too.

Go outside. Forget something that scares you, do something that makes you *explicit* terrified. When I was younger, there was nothing, I mean nothing more terrifying than being on video. A great quote from Marilyn Monroe reads “if I'd observed all the rules I'd never have got anywhere.” After 7 years of watching YouTube, I never thought that I would do it, yet here I am going for it. I hope you dear reader find something that you love and pursue it with all you have.  

P.S. Also on a completely unrelated topic, but seriously watch this video- the message is amazing. {Image}

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