One year ago today, I was in Estevan, Saskatchewan, day dreaming about what I wanted to do with my life. I had a pen and a notepad and I was jotting down my interests: photography, videography, hiking, biking, camping, cooking, writing, etc, etc. My list was HUGE.
I’ve written down lists like this before to help brainstorm a career path, but as usual, it didn’t seem like it was going to help me decide anything. My interests were too random.
It seemed outrageous to think there was a job out there that would have me in a kitchen one day, then hiking and camping the next. A job that would push me outside of my comfort zone and introduce me to inspiring people on a daily basis. A job I would never think of as a job at all.
I reviewed my list over and over, asking myself cheesy questions like “what would you do if money were no object?” I ran a ridiculous amount of ideas through my head and after hours of reflection I finally narrowed things down to three broad, but primary interests: Travel, photography, and people.
Now how could I make a living traveling, taking photos, and meeting new people?
Then it hit me,
In that moment, not only did I decide I was going to submit an application video for the 2017 position, but I convinced myself that if I put in the work, I had a pretty good chance of actually getting the job!
At around 2:00am, one year ago today, I wrote down a goal in my notepad: