Sunday morning, I've been awake in since 3:00am. Eyes wide open, heart's beating so hard I'm not sure how my chest has managed to contain it yet I lie perfectly still. The ticking sound of the clock on my wall has made the passing time feel like an eternity. Thoughts going a million miles per minute and the big question; what's next ?
Remember when I told you I'm not one for boring ? By the time 7:00am rolled around, I could have done what I did every other day. Take my shower, make my coffee, open up my laptop and apply to jobs. Have you ever looked for a job in January ? Don't ! It is the slowest, worst possible time to do so. I was well aware of this before and normally in the past I would have planned it all differently. I wouldn't have even left my current job without another lined up. However a series of events threw off my usual planning so I've been winging it.
I would be lying if I told you the thought of moving to another country never crossed my mind. The truth is I've always dreamed of moving away from Montreal, somewhere warm with a beach and mountains and trees. Don't get me wrong, I love my home, my friends and family, the diverse cultures, all the hipster cafes and restaurants.
But I'm at a crossroad with nothing to loose, nothing holding me back ... Do I enjoy the view from the mountain top of all the possibilities or do I jump and see how high and far I can fly? All the things I love about Montreal will always be here when I get back.
Amelia Earheart once said;
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity".
Well friends tenacity I most certainly have so now it was time to make a decision. I abandoned my quest to find a job and in that moment decided I was moving to Greece. I called my travel agent and just like that, within a few moments everything was booked. Crazy? Perhaps ... but no reason to turn back now.
I don't have a long detailed pros and cons list about whether or not this is will be the right decision in a year from now or five or even ten. All I know through past experiences is that we create our own happiness and sometimes to do that we need to take chances. Which brings me to this scary and exciting moment right here.
If you are reading this I hope it inspires you to take that chance you've been on the fence about. Work towards your dreams even if it means you will be uncomfortable sometimes. Do not let your fears control you, just take a deep breath. Ready. Set. Jump