Make the jump, they say. Take risks, they say. Listen to your heart, they say. These are all things I think I know and practice and certainly preach. But for a while I just wasn’t feeling it like I used to. I wrote a blog about living simply in the city and knew that content like the back of my hand. And I thought I was living it, but the connection didn’t feel full circle . Something was still missing. Then, I made a fairly big change. I came back to my hometown just before Christmas and never left.
I had a good job, with really good people and they even let me work remotely for the time being. But ultimately they wanted me back in the office and I just couldn’t make myself do it. Everything happens for a reason, they say. So here I am, feeling like a stranger in the place I grew up with no idea where these next few months will take me. And oddly (or not?) that excites me. That little taste of working remotely again reminded me why I got into the field I did and how I needed to focus and try harder to make that dream my reality again.
Circumstances brought me here but an inclination to stay and explore change kept me here. I believe that was the missing link for me, that feeling of nervous uncertainty and excitement I used to live by. For the first time in a long time, I decided to be decisive and listened to the quiet little voice in the back of my mind. The family time that I’ve had has been invaluable and I already wouldn’t trade that for the world. I guess sometimes it’s the quietest voice that has the answer, you just need to listen harder.
So, stay tuned – I suspect the next little while will be filled with good things and a lot of adventure!