Since I was younger, I always liked to get involved and take on a lot of responsibility. Maybe it’s just who I am or what I feel like I need to prove, but I always have to be working towards something big – I’m a dreamer.
When there’s not enough to do, I get bored and lose motivation quickly. If I’m still for too long, I have a hard time getting back into my work, so I always keep moving forward.
In fact, I used to joke about being a workaholic – until it started to become a reality.
Even when I wasn’t at work, I would still be thinking about work and what needed to be done, or I would pursue personal work affairs. I found that my mind never really left “work mode”.
This really wasn’t an issue though. I absolutely love what I do, so why cut back on a good thing?
Well, I came to find out that too much of a good thing can turn into a not-so-good thing.
I was not making time for myself. I gave so much of me to everything and everyone around me that I forgot to recharge and give back to myself.
I was gasping for air. I needed freedom, clarity, and rejuvenation. I craved time to be myself without commitment.
So, I decided to do something BIG…
I booked a flight to San Francisco!
Nothing seems more liberating than a first-time solo trip to a place I’ve never been before. I will finally have the chance to recharge myself and take in my surroundings without spiraling thoughts.
It is my hope that this trip helps me find the balance that I’ve been seeking.
Take care of yourselves!