Thoughts on becoming an adventurer →

January 22, 2015 |

Speaking of finding your thing, Alastair Humphreys wrote a great article on how he managed to turn his passion for adventure into an actual job. This is great advice for anyone trying to make a living doing what they love. If you’re considering something like this, you will probably recognize much of yourself in these points:

  • I love almost every aspect of what I do.
  • I love being self- employed: the freedom and the responsibility and the pressure.
  • I think I’m probably now un-employable.
  • I love being creative.
  • I appreciate that building a profile helps generate exciting opportunities. (And I have come to accept -though not enjoy- the weird world of relentless self-promotion that being a career adventurer requires. I remain uncomfortable with people praising me more than I deserve, and I continue to get very angry and upset with the inevitable haters that your self-promotion will attract.)

Via Kottke, who adds a couple insightful comments you should definitely check out.