How I completely transformed my life in only 6 months with just one change

Few months ago, I went out with old friends from high school and I was telling them:

– Hey, do you realize that in a year from now we will celebrate the 10th year of our graduation?
– Wow, what?! Already 10 years?
– Yes, already 10 years!

Well, we’re actually on our 9th year but we felt like those years just passed in a blink of an eye.

The reason is simple. After your graduation, you move on to College, Engineering schools, Universities… usually it will take 3 to 5 years to get your final diploma and then once you got that precious paper, you move on to your first job and then you…

…settle down and enter the routine life!
I’m not a routine person, and yet I got trapped myself a couple of years ago.

Now when I’m looking back at those years, I realized that I was settling down for less. It’s only when I started to get better after a long period of sickness that I realized that I didn’t like my situation and even worst, myself.

I had a job with a really good paycheck but would I define my career only by that?

I had a boyfriend really kind but we were just too much different. We didn’t have the same definition for a relationship. I needed someone who would push me out of my boundaries, who would be proactive and who would never take me for granted.

And since I was settling down for less, I would forget myself. I didn’t know anymore what would make me truly happy. And at that time, I knew I was unhappy, for sure.

I needed big changes in my life…

…so that’s what I did. In 2015, in only 6 months I’ve made a big decision.

I quit all the things that didn’t make me happy

My current relationship, my current job, some bad habits… It was really a tough period for me but I knew deep down that it was the right decision.

I had a lot of doubts and fears.

Also, I cried a lot because I was afraid of the unknown.

What if I don’t find the job that would fit me perfectly?

What if I end up my life with no one by my side?

What if I will never find true happiness?

But you know what? I took the leap anyway because I believed that the best was yet to come.

Then, I started doing only the things that would make me happy…

…like traveling!

Since I didn’t really know what I wanted to do for a living (at least no more IT!), I traveled for 4 months in South America and I still have one more month to go while I’m writing this post ^^.

And for sure it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.


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Storyteller on the road. Read Shyrwyn’s articles on her travel blog and on Medium.

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