book review: the happiness of pursuit

The Happiness of Pursuit was one of the best books that I’ve read in 2014. Throughout the book, the author, Chris Guillebeau details into the story of his personal quest as well as the quests of many others. These stories are meant to inspire and help the reader understand what a quest is and how to go about finding a quest of your own. 

I found the book to be super inspiring and it really gave me a boost to kick start my traveling/traveling more. As I was working my way throughout the book I thought about my very own quest and what it might entail. The quest that I have ultimately created for myself is to photograph a wedding in every Canadian provence as well as every continent, including Antarctica (yes, people actually get married there). This quest does not need to be fulfilled in any particular order, but it does need to be completed within my photography career. I am hoping to have it done in the next 10 years. It’s certainly a bold quest, especially since I have not photographed a wedding outside of my very own home provence, but I am excited at the opportunities. It is the perfect quest for me because it allows me to see more of the country that I love, and the world that I am so curious about; all the while doing what I love in photographing weddings. 

This book is a must read for anyone who feels like they’re kind of in a rut in life. The quest doesn’t have to involve travel, or money for that matter. What the quest is all about is finding fulfilment from within. 

Wilson Lau

Photographer of weddings, and people alike.