If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello
Those of you that follow me on summerinsea.com will know that the launch of this website came with a huge decision in my life.
After almost 5 years of my life in Boston completing college and working as a PR/Marketing specialist, I decided that it was time for me to go on a new adventure to chase my passion. Many people that know me will tell you that I’m a worrier. I worry about things a lot and I stress. I worry about uncertainties, not finding a job, not knowing where I’ll be next doing what, etc. I constantly stress. Which is why I put a lot of effort in doing extra and going above and beyond so that I will have many options for the future. I worked hard and put a lot of emphasis on ‘sacrifice and have fun later.’
Then one day, it hit me. I just had no idea why I was living my life the way I was. Sure, I loved everything about PR, communications, travel, tech but did I really love it so much that I would sit in an office 40+ hours a week dreaming of that moment ‘later’ where I’ll get to travel, volunteer and use my communications skill to make some positive impact on this world. What am I really waiting for?
I have for a while wanted to be the brave one who could just pack things up and leave. The one who embraced uncertainty. The person who lived in the moment and stopped worrying about the future. I’m not quite there yet but I have definitely come far.
I decided to leave my the U.S., my job and the comfort of familiarity to start a new chapter in my life. On February 26th, 2013 – I have a one-way flight to Copenhagen and my journey begins there. No, I don’t have a job lined up and no, I don’t know where I’ll be after three months but that’s ok.
There’s a part of me that’s scared, nervous and sad. I’m sad to be leaving a place I’ve grown to love. I’m devastated to be saying ‘goodbye’ to all the wonderful people I have had in my life in Boston. But I know it’s not a permanent farewell and down the line, I do have the option to come back if I really wanted to.
For now though, I’m saying my ‘goodbye’ and I’m ready to embrace this change.