I’ve been thinking a lot about sunk costs, past identities, and lives we’ve lived out as a result of decisions made from a younger more naive self. Like, I decided to be a photographer when I was 18 years old. Do I still want to be a photographer? How could I have been so sure? I’m most definitely a different person from when I made that decision. I am also in a completely different landscape since then. Should I hold on steadfast out of fear of being called a quitter? I’m not sure.
Sometimes, I feel our experiences and even our skillsets can hold us back more than they can propel us forward. It’s like because we’re good at something, it makes it that much harder to ever explore foreign lands in search of something new. But who knows, if we were to break up with our old dreams and decisions maybe, just maybe, we will evolve into the greater selves that we were meant to become… But who knows, right? Maybe it’s all hoopla and the reason why we say these things is because it makes us feel better. Or because there’s an element of truth to it. Do I sound like a 14-year-old kid babbling on his Xanga blog yet? Cause it feels like it. Lol. Well, not quite, because I’d be TyPiNg LiKe tHiS~
Anyways, here’s a quote I found earlier today I felt was relevant:
“If you free yourself from what you’ve done before, you open up a world of possibility” - David Airey
by Jason Lam