Life is full of them. Some lighter than others. Today, I made one. Not the easiest I`ve ever made, but still very necessary. I decided to quit my dayjob and try to make it on my own once again.
I realized that life is what you make of it, and if you continue to settle to someones elses choices, soon you`ll have none of your own to make. Rather burn out than fade away I guess.
If I put my life on paper, it sounds no less than crazy and epic. Since I turned 18, I`ve been living in Barcelona, Tenerife, Croatia. Traveled central america and southeast asia. Over 50 countries in total. Meanwhile doing odd jobs here and there to support myself along the way.
I finally arrived back to Finland around 18 months ago, when my contract as a travelguide in Croatia came to an end along with the season. I moved to the northernmost part of Finland, beautiful and ever so stunning Lapland. The land of peace. Did 6 months as a safariguide up there. Amazing. Words cannot begin to describe the zen of that wonderland.
After that, back in the city again. Whats up. I have to mention, I was about to move to Malta as I got a job offer from there, but after giving it some thought, decided to stay in Finland. Back in the city trying to figure myself and my life out. Choices. Whats up next? No clue. For last summer, I was lost. Did not know what to do or how to do it, everything was a mess.
Then I found the job I`m now about to quit. That felt like a lifeline at the time, and I took it. It proved to be a great and powerful experience with a lot of lessons to take away from. That journey has took me to move to the most beautiful place I have ever seen, a place of my own, in the woods, by the lake. As I have dreamed about since I was a little boy. So I don`t regret the choice of taking that dayjob some odd 6 months ago. Im thankful that I experienced it. But now I`m thankful to go on with my life, to turn the next chapter, take a leap of faith and discover whats beyond my perceived boundaries.
Be brave. You are beautiful. You are amazing. Remember, you always have a choice. Dare to take it.