Career vs. Happiness ? Or does this have to be a question. All my life I focused on the financial side of what I needed to be ‘happy’ and to lead the ‘lifestyle’ I was accustomed to. Well if the past 6 months have proved anything it is that I don’t need a respectable ‘career’ to be happy. Slowly but surely I am figuring out what I want to do with my life, I never thought a 3 month visa stint in the Hunter Valley would turn into a year of possible career progression, yet here we are ! The more time I spend out here amongst these amazing animals and legendary people, the more I am beginning to believe that happiness is a state of mind, rather than a social status or a fat bank account.
The truth is I have never been truly happy with the whole History Lecturer road. 4 years of study, exams, extra-curricular activities, awkward socialising and an epic group of friends later I am coming to terms with the fact that I really don’t want to be an academic, I am good at it but it does not make me want to get up at 2.30am to get an eccentric racehorse whose probably going to disgrace himself and me ready for his debut run. This raises probably one of the cheesiest questions you will ever see addressed on this blog; can your passion be your profession ??? Well currently Katie Phelan is giving it a fucking go ! I’ll let ya know how it goes……..
A beautiful Hunter Valley Sunrise.