What am I doing? That's what people constantly ask me. Strangers, family, friends. What are you doing with your life? Where is that going to get you? Maybe you should set some goals? Maybe you should do this, that, go there, stay here... Maybe you should -
Maybe you should shut up.
I have absolutely no idea what I am doing, when I am doing it, how I am doing it, or even why.
What I do know, though, is the within the past month I have made the spontaneous decision to quit my job, leave my friends and family, and move three thousand kilometres away. And you know what? I have not been this happy, this excited, this relieved, in years.
I live in a small town right now, and I therefore get two reactions when I excitedly yabber about my choices: confusion and complete misunderstanding, or a quite 'cool, have fun' and a nod.
Why are people so afraid of change? Why are we so scared of doing what we truly want, of following our dreams and opportunities? I don't know. I really, truly do not know.
But please, for the love of god, stop trying to change my mind. I have made a spontaneous life-changing decision and I know, deep down, that it is the right one.
Published by Samantha Anderson