So I quit my job today and booked a one-way ticket to Bali...
I just wanna type that one more time: I quit my job today and booked a one-way ticket to Bali.
I did it. I'm doing it. It's happening. I'm in the process of selling everything I own, from furniture to clothing to my car. As of 08/01 I am officially and intentionally unemployed (or rather, I'm self-employed). As of 08/25 I am officially and intentionally homeless (a friend and her partner will rent my condo). As of September I'll be visiting family + friends in California before venturing to LAX...with only my backpack and a one-way ticket to Indonesia.
Longterm travel has been an abstract goal, an obsession (albeit ethereal), for many years now. This conclusive announcement is one I've been intentionally chipping away at for two and a half years now. I haven't blogged much about the specifics because I wanted to give notice at work. I've worked at my company for 13 years, so it's not a simple matter of sticking my desk plant in a box, stealing a few post-it pads, and walking to the front door in slow mo as people pat me on the back. You've seen the movies. Cinematic exit or not, that fearful caution is all behind me now.
In this moment, freedom becomes...wild.
I've finally let myself admit that at my core, I'm wild. I was never going to feel free in my 9-5 career. I was never going to feel free with mortgage payments and a few vacations a year. I was never going to feel free as long as I owned. and. consumed. so. much. crap. I initially thought I wanted to feel freedom. However, as I worked toward feeling free, something became very clear to me: Even free is too constrained a word to describe who I really am. I've designed a life that is intentionally untethered, sensual and feminine, fierce but flexible, guided by intuition and lunar cycles (I purposefully quit my job on a full moon in Capricorn, with Venus retrograde and Pluto uniting masculine and feminine in the brightest blaze possible). I'm a gypsy and I always have been. I'm finally letting her out to play.
In honor of this quit-my-job occasion, the first item of business post-announcement is to change one of my core desired feelings from FREE to WILD. I use The Desire Map to build a life I love, little permission slips to make feel-good choices without apology. It's the reason I quit my job. As of now - finally now - my core desired feelings are: MAGICAL, WILD, SUPPLE, LUMINOUS. Mmmmmm, yeah, that wild addition feels so good.
Where can you add a little WILD to your own life? Whatever that word means to you, use the full moon today to infuse a bit of WILD. Enjoy it!
Here we go! Cheers to adventure!