I just got back from a spiritually and physically renewing vacation. The days leading up to this vacation were chaotic and stressful. I had a huge financial and personal decision to make about my future, and add that to covering two jobs at work - 2 stressful jobs - I was frazzled, and on the brink of emotional self destruction.
I think it is so important that women find ways to renew themselves. We juggle being career women, mothers, and caregivers to friends and families. All that we give of ourselves sometimes can start to take its toll and if we do not have systems in place to rebuild and regroup, then we will start to feel just the way I felt just before my trip.
It was a decision I made without a thought - even though I recognised I probably should not have gone on vacation at the time, because I needed to save some money. But I had planned this trip in advance, I was getting home each night after work totally exhausted and on edge, sometimes cried myself to sleep. I decided I would worry about money later.
My trip was worth every penny and now I have no regrets. So join me on my adventures in Europe HERE, which mind you was not some 5-star bonanza. I stayed with a relative in London and budget planned my short stay in Italy.
And now I am preparing for a new adventure - leaving my salaried, financially stable existence here in the Caribbean where life is laid back and filled with family and sunshine, to go to the unemployed, financially volatile life of a postgraduate student in the cold, greyness, not to mention expensive, London, especially for someone coming from a developing country. Going to school away from home, almost a decade after I first went in to do my Bachelor's near home, in my 30s in a class of 20-somethings, and with no income - it's terrifying. But it's now or never and I am taking a leap of faith I did not think was possible for me cause I think so much with my head. But someone sent me an email before I left on my trip and I stuck part of it on my office wall to remind me that in life we must take some chances, those leaps of faith which can change our lives or fail - but we never will know unless we try.
"If you limit your choices to only what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want and that is left is a compromise."
No regrets, right? I will be writing more as one means of staying sane and also to make some pocket change so I can buy maybe some socks or something. So feel free to click on my donate button here, and support a writer, who will write anything to stay off the streets. lol.
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