Lifestyle

The Turning Point

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.

BUT.

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.

Lifestyle

Broaden your Horizons… Literally

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I wouldn’t consider myself an avid traveler by any means.

For crying out loud, the first time I flew was when I was 25.

Ever since then, it has lit a bit of a traveling bug. Traveling has always seemed to appear when my life needed it. Whether if it was right after a breakup or hitting a snag at work, traveling was an escape. Most of my traveling, in terms of flying, has been done solo. It forces myself me out of my comfort zone and be self sufficient.

Whenever I returned from a trip, I always returned on a high. It took my mind off any stresses and drama at the time.

But now with this pandemic, it made me realize, life is short.

Life is short to wait for that perfect time.

“I’ll wait to accrue time off at work”

“I’ll wait until someone can cover me at work”

For the amount of time we have on Earth, there are a lot of people that don’t get to explore or even leave the state, so at the point of my life, I’ve boxed myself in for SUCH a long time. Time to unbox!

I feel there’s just so much world out there, that would help broaden my horizons literally and figuratively speaking.

Until then, it’s a lot of planning and racking up credit card points, but ultimately seeing what else the world has in store.