Five years ago, I sat in my apartment in California, jobless for months, and kept asking myself what the hell was wrong with me that I couldn’t land a “dream job.” I remember being so lonely, so defeated about getting denied over and over again. I remember getting a waitressing job, then a “real” job I wasn’t in love with, and still wondering what ELSE was out there. I packed up and moved back to rolling hills and cornfields to get a fresh perspective. Again, I kept getting denied at my “dream jobs” and again, I picked up waitressing to cover my bills. I looked at myself and asked myself, what do I want in life? I wanted to travel more. I wanted to grow my craft. I wanted to work my own hours. So I BUILT my “dream job” and it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. You don’t have to search and search for something if you know it won’t light your fire. If you’re at a job and it doesn’t make you stoked to be there, don’t do it. This is NOT 1995, we can be happy in the workplace and not just go to a desk for 30 years just to get a paycheck. Go freaking build your dream life. Go live in a van. Go buy a house with a white fence and get the dog, too. Go travel abroad not just once, because it’s not just a once in a lifetime opportunity. Take time to craft a life you’re proud of, and WANT to show up in every aspect of it. I’m living my dream life, are you? Does this amp you up to go get it?!