Shared Stories is a series of guest posts sharing the stories of people determined to do what they love.
Some stories talk of triumph, others despair.They all involve bravery, belief, courage and hope.They are real stories about real people chasing their dreams, and making choices and sacrifices which allow them to do what they love, for life. The Do What You Love blog becomes a space for sharing those stories.
The stories shared here on DWYL, like Stanka’s below, are our shared stories. If you want to share yours and reach and inspire women all across the world, please see this page for submission guidelines.
Most probably, deep down inside, I knew what I’d love to do, but got distracted so many times that I lost it somewhere along the way.
My parents thought that my ability to draw and paint was not sellable and instead decided to force me into economics. I did as I was ‘advised to’; at the time, there wasn’t really much of a choice. Sometimes you close your mind, and you do what is in front of you. The problem is that you end up doing things you don’t necessary like, but you still do them, because you have established a feeling of obligation, and after some time, you lose the sense of what is right or wrong, stumbling through this jungle with no flashlight. Even this can be fun for a while, but sooner or later, it gets you, totally unprepared, and you have no idea what to do.