3D Saved My Life (I Wanted To Jump Out Of The Window)


February 2008… I was sitting at my job’s office desk, and couldn’t breathe.

I was full of anxiety, coffee and pills to kill the anxiety…

There I was, like any other morning, doing the same stuff I did the day before. Caught in a loop of boredom, feeling boxed in, unappreciated and underpaid. Common, I had a job, I could pay the bills (barely) and I should be happy, right?

I wasn’t happy…

Quite frankly, I wanted to jump out of the window. What awaited me after slaving through each day, was spending 20+ hours in traffic jams each week… But there was something else different that morning… That month, I was making $5,000 from my hobby, 3D graphics, and I started to doubt whether going to a job was such a sane thing to do. I was scared to death… All my co-workers where still married to their jobs. I mean, that’s the only thing we were taught to do… Get some proper education, get a good job, pay the bills, shut up and be happy…

But I felt it was something missing…

Was it me that had the wrong expectation of what life should be? Or did society, parents, friends and school program us to be in a certain way? What if there was something more?

There was. Sometimes, the only way to find out is to take a leap of faith… That morning, I was ready. I’ve hit rock bottom. And I wasn’t take it no more. I took a deep breath, went to my boss and said that I had too much fun with my own projects, but that I didn’t have enough time for them being at work each day.

A moment of silence…

The rest is history. And I did that during the worst economy possible. When having a job was something rare… 30 days later I was a free man. Will never forget that moment… If you want to know what I did to turn my hobby into my living, then take a look at the 3D Modeling / Money Making sections in the store…

It might just as well save your life, just like it did for me…

– Val Cameron, Dreamlight

P.S. Go to 3D Modeling or Money Making.

2 Responses to “3D Saved My Life (I Wanted To Jump Out Of The Window)”

  1. Gozer the Carpathian July 22, 2014 at 10:49 pm #


    Well done! I too have put in my notice at my career/job of over 14 years.

    Lots of things have changes and I’m now at a point in my life that I don’t want the grind, I want something more. Now I am nowhere near the $5k a month you’ve been making before making the leap (the wife is at $1k and I haven’t done more than assist at this point) but I’ve decided it needs to happen.

    Keep living the dream man!

    • Val Cameron July 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

      Thanks buddy, way to go – when it’s time to move on, it’s time to move on… Best of luck with your new venture!

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