It is easy to give up on our passions by giving excuses to ourselves
Started spending on my passions (dancing) after I started earning
Moved to Pune to continue pursuing my passion in sports and adventure
Started traveling to take my passions (trekking and scuba diving) to another level
Quit my IT career to give myself a chance to make a living out of my passions
Lived on my savings and collaborated with Tourism Boards
Freelanced as travel blogger and travel planner
Made my way to my dream job
So all of you who were just looking for figures and calculations such as how much percentage of my salary I kept for my passions, how much per year I spent on my travels, and the likes, I know I’ve disappointed you with this post.
But I can proudly say that all of my passions were completely financed by my own self, even while I took care of all my living expenses, took care of myself when I fell sick, cooked/bought my own food, drove myself to everywhere, stood up for myself, made my own decisions, pampered myself with wines - ALL BY MYSELF. AND EVERYTHING CAME WITH A COST!
All I’m trying to convey is that it was never about how much I earned (I’ve compromised a lot on my earnings to give time to my passions) and how much I spent. It was always about my attitude towards my passions and my priorities.
I considered spending on my passions as an investment, which is eventually paying off.