Have you seen this guy? Kyle Thompson is a former pizza delivery guy turned photographer, and his work is amazing. This one is my favorite I’ve seen so far.
The thing I love about his story is that he wanted to be a photographer, but he had some social anxiety, so he thought he couldn’t do it at first. But he just started taking self-portraits instead, and after he posted some of his work to Reddit and got over 4 MILLION views, he decided to quit his pizza delivery job and be a photographer full time.
I love what Kyle’s story and this photo in particular says about what we can do when we just live our passions. (And if climbing the corporate ladder is your true passion, then go for it! But if you want to be a photographer or a baker or a pizza delivery guy instead, then go for THAT.)
I love this quote by Joseph Campbell who said, “Follow your bliss. Find where it is, and don’t be afraid to follow it.” He also said, “Live from your own center.” I love it. These quotes and Kyle’s photography inspire me to dig down and find out what my own center is and what my passions are in life so I can try to live true to them. I know one of them is motherhood and one of them is writing. Hence the blog. 🙂 But I’m sure there are others hiding in there somewhere.
So what are your passions? Where is your center? And are you living true to them?
— The Conscious Mom