It's been a year! I can almost not believe it.
It has been a full year since I started Morning Projects. A year since I gave myself a serious kick in the butt to create the life I wanted for myself. A year since I got my ambition back and a year since I started taking myself seriously again and decided to follow the inspiration that had been brewing inside of me for years.
I had no idea about what I was throwing myself into, or what value I would attach to it.
My ambition was simple: I wanted to be visible online, to have a place to refer to when it came down to my aesthetic expression. I wanted to give myself a perfect opportunity to kill all my bad excuses, and to make a commitment to myself and my ambition. I wanted to become better at photography, and I wanted to generate a higher level of eudaimonia in my life.
Basically, I wanted to turn my life around and give myself no excuse not to follow my dreams. It worked. It. Worked. IT WORKED. To be honest I'm getting a little teary eyed from writing this. Not because Morning Projects is so damn important to the world, the public debate or changing anyones lives, but because it has changed mine. My life has taken a 180 turn the past year, and I'm so fucking proud that I stuck with my ambition, I'm so proud that I dare to stand by it and that I allow myself to keep pushing towards the life I want.
I'm also incredible grateful. Incredibly grateful for all the love and support that I have been given throughout this ongoing process, grateful for the opportunities I've been given and grateful for all the kind words and constructive criticism.
Xavier, one of my philosophy professors, and his class on HAPPINESS the autumn before I started this project was the catalyst to the whole thing. I'm so grateful for his insight, his dedication and for explaining happiness in a way that made me understand that 1: Hedonic happiness is incredibly easily triggered in me, and 2: Eudaimonic happiness is linked to the feeling of personal expressiveness, a feeling of being on the right track, improving and using your personal abilities and a coherence between skills and level of challenges; and this is something I can trigger.
A big, grateful thank you to all of you!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!