I somewhat feel I’m in an almost 30 life crisis.
I will be moving out before the end of this year.
To where? I have yet to decide.
Do I sign an apartment lease closer to my current job?
Or move to a more affordable city and change jobs?
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.
I have reached a point where I can no longer live under the roof of my parents, it’s just time.
I am grateful that my parents allowed me to live at home for the past 6 years. Had that not been the case, I would have not been able pay off my car and my student loans.
It’s time to prioritize my well being and be in an environment that promotes personal growth.
There is a lot of uncertainty of course. The job search is definitely not the most fun process to go through. (I.e it took me about a year to find the current job I’m in, but it’s not in the industry I see a career in)
Although I value a lot of structure, I’ve also reached another point of… do I want to work for another company?
Honestly… Not really.
So freelancing and/or being an entrepreneur is an option on the table.
I don’t really want to be on another company’s timetable anymore.
With working from home, I’ve had time to think about how precious life is, how important your health is, and also to concentrate effort on what truly makes you happy.
I can admit I am definitely one of those people that hardly takes vacations. I definitely can cross into the workaholic territory very easily.
With this pandemic, I’m sure I’m not the only one ITCHING to travel. I caught the travel bug later in my 20s, so the pandemic sort of stopped my streak of traveling since 2016.
When the world reaches a more manageable environment to travel in or I get vaccinated or both, I definitely am booking a trip for sure. First on that list: Japan (and Korea)
I’ve been learning Korean for the past two months and would love to practice in real life and maybe learn enough Japanese to travel comfortably.
But until then, the focus now needs to be on furthering my development, both professionally and personally.
What’s most important is to have faith in my own competencies and abilities. It will not be an easy journey, but it will be worth it. Whatever’s meant to be, will be.