Purpose

Purpose

Purpose | Here & Air

Hello all! I know I’ve been on a hiatus lately and I apologize for that. I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t just having a creative block. I’ve been feeling a wave of emotions and have been extremely unmotivated. For those of you who don’t know me, I quit my corporate job last year to sort of figure out what I want to do with my life (quarter life crisis much?).

 

The truth is, I wanted to start doing more of the things I love and figure out a way to make a living off that. I chose freedom over security.

 

Here’s the thing, no matter what you end up doing in life, whether you love it or not, there will be humps to get over. The universe will throw every obstacle your way to test your perseverance and you’re going to want to give up at times. You’ve got to understand that there is no such thing as the perfect job, there are downsides to everything. You’re going to have to prioritize and sacrifice certain things. It’s what you choose to fight for that’s going to differentiate your love from the rest of them.

 

The lifestyle I chose is not always smooth sailing. Yes I have a lot more freedom, I get to travel often, I make my own schedule, and get to work from anywhere in the world! But like I mentioned, everything comes with its downsides.

 

Here’s where I come in.

 

After analyzing what I’ve been doing this past year, I noticed I’ve gotten sidetracked. I started this blog because I wanted to inspire and relate to people. I wanted to show others what is out there, and encourage them to see for themselves. Most importantly, the very soul purpose of this blog is to share my story — the good, the bad, and even the ugly.
 
I realized I haven’t really done that.

 

From now on, I’m going to focus less on travel “tips and guides”. There are plenty of other travel blogs that will help you with that. This is a place for inspiration. A place for others to relate, connect, and feel a little less alone.

 

I will still blog about travel, but in a different way. I never wanted travel to seem like a luxury. I see it more as a personal journey.

 

Travel is not about the destination, but rather a journey into oneself.

 

I want to dig deeper and really get in touch with who I am. I want to share everything with you — how I’ve managed to do what I do, what travel has taught me, and just overall share the struggles of my journey as an aspiring entrepreneur. 

 

So here’s to swallowing my pride and trying to be as transparent with you all as much as possible. If you want to join me on this journey, you are more than welcome to, but be prepared for one bumpy ride!

 

xx,

 

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9 Comments
  • Alice Katherine
    Posted at 05:32h, 27 July Reply

    Great to have found your blog. ? I’m doing what I love to do too… Inch by inch ⭐️

    • Carmelisse
      Posted at 14:43h, 27 July Reply

      Aww thank you. Glad to hear you’re doing what you love! We need more people to do the same. 🙂

  • Helen
    Posted at 21:26h, 13 June Reply

    Hi Carmelisse,

    I love this post. Recently I felt a bit lost with my travel blog. Like yourself, I’ve decided to write what I want to write and be honest, rather than doing posts about tips and guidance, I’m focusing more on places, what I got up to, and what I’ve learnt about life while travelling.

    I really like your blog, it looks very professional and your posts are great. Keep blogging about what you want to blog about and I’ll definitely be back 🙂

    • Carmelisse
      Posted at 21:28h, 13 June Reply

      Aww thanks Helen for the kind words. Writing what you want just feels more genuine too. I hated feeling forced to write something I wasn’t as passionate about. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my posts! 🙂

  • Austin Dixon
    Posted at 17:33h, 28 March Reply

    Carmelisse,

    So happy I stumbled upon your blog and even more stoked that you’ve decided on a route for your blog! Looking forward to following along 🙂

    Hope you are well,

    / Austin

  • Kerstin
    Posted at 04:46h, 15 March Reply

    Oh that sounds absolutely lovely. I cannot wait for the change on here and am looking forward to your new, more personal posts!

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • Carmelisse
      Posted at 08:41h, 15 March Reply

      Hi Kerstin! Thanks for always checking out my blog posts. I’m ready to start opening up! 🙂

  • Lia
    Posted at 00:25h, 15 March Reply

    Hi Carmelisse,
    Similar to you, I quit my corporate job last year and did it again last month after trying to do it one more time and convince myself that that’s what I had to do. Turned out that I just didn’t like working 9-5 (in my case 9-6) to please anyone but myself. I wasn’t happy. I want to travel and see what’s out there; hence avoiding being stuck at work 5 days a week. The road isn’t smooth for me either. It’s not yet working as I have hoped it to be, plus my parents expect me to have a stable job.
    All I’m saying is that we’re all still figuring things out in this quarter life crisis and I think that’s okay. Right?
    Your blog is already a great one. I’m ready to join you on this journey!

    • Carmelisse
      Posted at 08:45h, 15 March Reply

      Hi Lia! I’m so glad you found your way here. Thank you for reaching out, this makes my journey so much more meaningful knowing that there are others out there like me. Yeah it’s been a rocky road for me as well. Not everyone will understand what you’re doing or why you’re doing it in the first place. It’s hard to find people who will support you. This is why us aspiring entrepreneurs need each other! So excited to have you on board! <3

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