Curious by Nature
Written by Elise Greenwood
"Live a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear."
~ Elizabeth Gilbert
This time last year I was sitting at my desk designing for a global surf brand. It was my dream job, my first ‘real’ job.
Growing up, I always felt the pressure of finding a clear career path, finding a sense of stability and routine. To be honest, I was never really sure exactly what I wanted to do, I just knew I wanted to find something that gave me a sense of purpose.
I am so grateful for those years of uncertainty, those years of endless choices. Because it caused me to make choices not based on a clear outcome but based on possibility. I learnt that when life presents an opportunity there are two paths we can choose - one based on curiosity and the other, fear.
For me, the path of familiarity was never an option. Possibility and greatness always beckoned me and curiosity was the driver behind all that I’ve experienced. I believe life is not about ‘what I will become’, rather ‘what I am becoming.’
I met Cam in Nov 2017 and it wasn’t long before we knew we would spend the rest of our lives together. As we shared our dreams, it was clear that we had been bought together for something greater than us. Our life of adventure would be far from ‘the norm’…and I was okay with that.
I knew we couldn’t pursue the fullness of our dreams if I stayed in my job. And with this realisation came that old familiar feeling again, a choice, a beckoning of the soul towards something greater.
As I handed in my resignation I also handed over my sense of stability, status and not to mention - my income. It was a scary moment... but now as we prepare to show you what we have been working on, I have to say, I am so grateful for this journey we are on.... And this truely is my dream job.
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