I Resigned, Bought a Ticket, and I’m Packing a Bag for Italy

I have incredible news! I have officially given notice to my employers that I will resign from my position of manager and English teacher. My last day of work is very quickly approaching, and I have so much to do in the next three weeks. Luckily I have already done the most important thing, which was to buy my plane ticket to Italy. Like I stated in my previous blog post, I am feeling an incredibly strong “Push” to take a leap of faith, and I trust that I will eventually be lead to exactly where I am supposed to be and to what I am supposed to do.
Over the past six and a half years working as a teacher, I have quite literally burnt myself out, lost my inner fire, and have had to give up so much of my own power to write my own story. I recently came to the conclusion that too many other people have had the power to pick up my pen and write my life for me. My life was being dictated to me from how I should teach, act, feel, think, respond, dress, spend my money, and even how much time I should spend with different people in my life. How and why did I allow this to happen? Perhaps most people are content with giving so much power to others, but I am not like most people. The time is now for me to pick up my own pen and write my life the way I want it to be.
This is the beginning of my new chapter in my life, and I am determined to find my place in this world, my purpose, and people and opportunities that nourish my soul. For once, I am putting myself first, and not letting anything or anyone hinder me from achieving whatever it is that I want to achieve. It is an exciting feeling for me. I love, no I thrive off of a challenge! Of course I am nervous as hell, but I know myself. Once I land somewhere and give myself a moment to breathe, I am perfectly fine.
Creativity has always been my secret solace and source of a lot of my joy. I am not formally trained in anything “Artistic,” but I have been able to produce things that I never knew I was capable of, and during my creative process all the voices in my head quiet down to a low murmur instead of the usual ceaseless clamor. I am hoping I can discover different ways to harness my unique talents not only to make money, but to hopefully make a positive impact in the lives of others. This blog is a start, but perhaps I will attempt to write a book or two while I am wandering the planet.
Now you may be wondering why I am going to Italy. Well, I can only say that I have been there once before, and I found it to be a place that inspired me. I immediately felt the fires of creativity start to bubble up inside me like a raging volcano as I quickly did a two week tour from fashionable Milan, to the labyrinth of Venice, to the artistic grandeur of Florence, then to the hustle and bustle of Rome, to the ruins of ancient Pompeii, and finally the crown jewel of Italy, the luxurious cliffs and beaches of CAPRI. I am attempting to create the ideal environment for myself to let the inspiration flow in, allow the ideas to form and grow, and devise plans to execute these new ideas.
So far the only thing I have done is buy a one-way ticket to Milan, where I will begin my journey. In the next three weeks, I still have to box up my stuff and send it back to America, shoot a commercial for a friend’s new product he designed, attend the Loin King musical performance, plan and attend at least one going away event, minimize my life, pack my suitcase, book some places to stay, and I can’t fail to mention that I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Boracay, Philippines with some friends. On top of all this, I will continue to work five days a week until the end of the month. I am not sure exactly how I will get everything done, but I am certain that I will be able to get everything pulled together and board that plane on March 3rd.

Sforza Castle in Milan.
Duomo di Milano
Statue of David by Michelangelo

4 Comments Add yours

  1. MusicalSeoul says:

    A creative place is definitely where you should be. You are so naturally gifted and I loved seeing all of the projects you have done over the years. I am thrilled for your new adventure and I hope I will be able to see you before you go.

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  2. MusicalSeoul says:

    A creative place is definitely where you should be. You are so naturally gifted and I loved seeing all of the projects you have done over the years. I am thrilled for your new adventure and I hope I will be able to see you before you go.

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    1. Thank you Ren! I hope I get to see you before I go as well.

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  3. Helenlee says:

    Awesome

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