Building Model Trains Saved My Life

And no, not figuratively

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I remember when I was in school and the whole “what do you want to do when you grow up?” thing started. If you ask me, you shouldn’t be making such big decisions when you’re 17, not even at 20. I never really want to make big decisions, I’m just a 25-year-old kid *giggles uncontrollably*

When my parents talked to me about careers and professions, I remember them telling me that whatever I choose, it had to be something that I feel passionate about doing. But we know that not everyone can practice their dream profession, not all of us will be painters, poets, or Minecraft streamers. The world needs bankers, office workers, customer service representatives, and they aren’t exactly the professions one dreams of as a child. It’s very easy to say “just do what you love” but simply saying it won’t change the reality that it just isn’t that easy, but we shouldn’t resign ourselves to a shitty job that we absolutely hate, I firmly believe that we can find a balance.

Being immersed in an exhausting routine day after day has very serious effects on our health, a large percentage of people who commit suicide have exhausting and monotonous jobs with awful pay. However, there is a way to do things that you are passionate about while having a job that pays the bills, I personally feel passionate about not…

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Mindsmatter is written by Bola Kwame, Jack Graves and Emma Buryd. De-stigmatizing mental illness one day at a time. Our socials: https://linktr.ee/Mindsmatter