When you meet someone, the first thing you’re gonna hear is : – How is your job? Or – Do you like your job? Or – Is this the job you wanna do for the rest of your life?

And I feel like those questions are not just about the money. Well, as for me, my profession is translation. I’m doing written translations.

But to be honest, I always felt like there was something more, that I can offer to the world.

I mean, knowing languages is great, but there was always another part of me… Me … spending time doing thing I absolutely love.

Loving to draw may be not so unique, but the way I draw – it’s one of a kind in its own special way. And I realised…

The first thing about creating the “ dream job ” is :

1. Finding your talent.

32And if you don’t think you have a talent – just ask yourself a simple question – What am I good at? Still don’t know what it is – well, take this opportunity to find it.  Sign up for cooking classes, painting classes, learn how to sing, play some sports, find your passion and develop it! As for my personal journey, I started to visit Art school in my city.

And I also decided to express myself in digital world. I have to be honest – it’s tough, especially with all these new websites and apps… But I realised, that best way to achieve smth is to stop obsessing of “can nots” and start focusing on the “what can”. What can I do to improve myself?

And here comes 2nd the most important thing, which is :

2. Stay positive.

33You know what? This is not gonna be easy. There were times, when I wanted to give up, when I felt lost… And I had to remind myself – I have to stay positive. That’s the key.

So from my experience I realised – once you find your talent – enjoy it, develop it, and when you’re feeling down – bring that feeling back into your mind.

Just be you. Because no one else can do it better. 🙂


  1. Paloma

    I recognise myself a lot in this post. I also am a translator but have a crush with art, graphic design, drawing, painting… That is what makes me get up in the morning, inspires me, makes me happy! So thank you for sharing Olka and for giving me hope!
    I would love to get to know each other and talk a little more about it!

    • 23.05.2017

      Thank you, Paloma! We do have a lot in common! That’s a great thing about sharing what you like to do through internet – you get to meet people, who understand you and feel the things you feel! Thank you for reaching out to me! I wish you all the best with your ART! Where can I take a look at your works? Let me know, if you have any questions or need some help – would love to get to know you better!?❤️‍

  2. Sergey

    Do what you love and you’ll be happy, That’s what I got from this post. I am between those who always asking people what they do and whether they like their job. Sometimes I met people who’s laugh on that questions. And I’m glad that there are people who still follow their dreams and trying to do what they love. All the best!

    • 23.05.2017

      Thanks Sergey! I really appreciate your words! Doing what you love – is the key to success, I believe! I wish you all the best as well!

  3. 22.12.2016

    Hi! Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I found your YouTube video, How To: Start Being a Graphic Designer, very inspiring. I started teaching myself graphic design and building my portfolio about a year ago, and now I’m starting to try to get myself out there and apply for jobs. Which is a little scary. :p But I’m excited! Thank you for your inspiring words. <3

    • 23.05.2017

      Thank you, Annemarie! Your words mean a lot to me! You go girl! I’m sure you’re gonna be successful designer, I want you to succeed!❤️‍ Feel free to ask me any questions! And I would be very excited to look at your works!

  4. Pooja Sharma

    Hi Olka,
    I am really liking your way of thinking towards life. you have made all the things very simple which identifies your uniqueness. I am also a graphic designer from INDIA. whenever you visit INDIA, please let me know i want to meet a soul like you once.
    With loads of love!
    Pooja Sharma

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