Drop Everything, Follow Those Dreams: One Year Later

Last year at this time, I stumbled upon this enlightening video that changed my entire life and way of thinking. At that moment, this video was exactly what I needed to hear: I had just started a new customer service banking job, it was my first “real” job but I was absolutely miserable. I wanted to travel, I wanted to see the world, I wanted to learn from a new culture, I did not want to be stuck at a desk staring at a computer screen. I was bored. As this clip says, I was living someone else’s script.

The bravest thing I ever did was walking into my job and saying it wasn’t for me. It was the scariest thing I ever had to do, it would have be so much easier to just continue to work through it, to settle, but I did it for me. I did it for my happiness.

A year later, I am so happy I left that “script” to pursue my sometimes crazy life in Korea. I may not always get paid on time and I rarely get paid my full paycheck on payday, but I am HAPPY and to me THAT is security and success. I think that says a lot about what I am doing, in spite of the negative pay situation, I am living my dream; I still walk to work excited to start each day with my students. This is where I need to be.

“There are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.” — Nigel Marsh

Sell your stuff. Be proactive. Treat yourself to living your dream.

2 thoughts on “Drop Everything, Follow Those Dreams: One Year Later

  1. It seems interesting that I read this part of your blog now after you have thrown the whole thing in and gone home. Saying that, we do have to try these things to see what happens. Too often we sit at home and just dream and are too scared to try. But we need to remember if we try, it doesn’t necessarily mean we will be successful. Success comes from not just taking a leap of faith, but from persistence. Don’t give up…keep reaching for what you want, and you will get there.

    I’m following you because I want to see what you do next!

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