Welcoming 2014 & Abandoning Comfort

To start the year off on my YouTube channel I made a goals video, to give my blank-canvas-of-a-year some sense of direction. It went down really well, gaining more likes and comments than all my previous videos of 2013. 

Here is the video if you missed it. I’m quite happy with how it turned out, and look forward to focusing more time and effort into my weekly #Ryday videos this year. I feel that YouTube is going to play an even bigger role in my life this year.

2014 is a year of surprise for me, for I have very little planned and am simply hoping for some serendipity along the way, haha! I’m currently uninvested in most aspects of life – there is no job, relationship, plans, etc. that tie me to one location or way of life. I’m in a very free position right now, a very comfortable position, which is both terrifying and demotivating.

I read once that a comfortable man will not change, for if you have comfort, there is little to motivate you to change your state of being. As Farrah Gray puts it: “Comfort is the enemy of achievement”, and at present I am in that comfortable state. This is why I wish to move out of home and find a place in Auckland. Doing so will take me out of my comfort zone, and force me to adapt, learn and grow as an individual.

Moving to Auckland would also mean that I would need a source of income to pay for rent, facilities, food, etc. I’ve only had one paid job previously, and that was at a cake shop, which I thoroughly enjoyed although it is not an area of work I see myself building a career in. If I were to move to Auckland I would like to obtain a job that pertains to my interests more, such as working in film & television, social media, journalism or making money via the selling of art. The fields of work that I wish to explore are not the easiest to obtain jobs in, and some unfortunately require spending 3 years sat in university lecture theaters [Something I have no interest in doing]. So what job I get in 2014 still remains a mystery to myself, for I like to keep my options broad and open.

For now, 2014 is simply formatted by the weekly upload schedule I adhere to for my YouTube channel, allowing me to use my time as I see fit. I’ve focused a lot on self-exploration, how to improve as a person, deep retrospection, organising my thoughts and reviewing and appreciating my life, all of which have been very beneficial. 2013 gave me some hard things to deal with, from trust issues, a lack of self worth to a fear of commitment – All things I have been working on whilst I have this luxury of unburdened time. I’m excited to see where 2014 takes me, and look forward to sharing my journey.



About @RyanLamont

A British boy who calls New Zealand home, with a passion for online video, social media and writing.
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