As my 25th birthday approaches, I've felt the need to examine my life goals and accomplishments to date. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJrSgg9wGH4]
Marilyn Monroe's quarter life crisis in Some Like it Hot
I am pleased with my current place in life. Within the last month, I left a safe, unchallenging job to pursue my dream of becoming a professional food writer and photographer.
I have never experienced this kind of exhaustion before.
My schedule is filled with assignments as a freelance writer, photographer and photo assistant.
I've also declared a google visibility war with actress Lea Thompson. Hopefully we will find some sort of compromise.
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Full time freelance life has been terrifying and exciting, but it has also effectively catalyzed personal and professional developments. My goals for my 25th year include building and strengthening my relationships with family, friends and communities.
I am confident and happy to tell people I am a food & culture writer and photographer. I’ve gotten a few laughs and puzzled looks,but there’s an increasing number of people who light up and want to discuss recent stories or cultural events.
I have resolved to make travel an part of my life again, and I am excited to begin new assignments that require traveling.
I am beyond grateful to the individuals who have supported me during the first quarter of my life. I have a good feeling about the next quarter.