I mean … there is really no better way to kick off this blog than with this wise words from Tom Hiddleston!
We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.
This is what happened to me. I worked in corporate jobs for 20 years. And I loved it. Designated working hours, insurance, 5 weeks holidays and so on. It was a safe space to live. But then things started to change. I don’t know why (maybe because I turned 40 this January – who knows?) but everything I’ve appreciated in the corporate world started to feel like a big rock on my chest. Sometimes I had the feeling that I couldn’t breathe anymore. I was unhappy and exhausted.
I started to think about if I want to spend the rest of my life this way and the answer was clearly NO! There must be a way to earn a living which doesn’t make me feel sick and exhausted all the time.
And so I quit and started my second life.
A life where I …
- can work under my own terms and conditions.
- am excited to get up in the morning.
- feel energized and happy.
- can explore new opportunities.
- feel alive.
I still have no idea what I’ll be doing, but I wholeheartedly believe that I’ll find my way.
What about you? Do you love your life? Do you feel alive?
Comment below and and let me know!