I quit my 9-5 job in the middle of a pandemic!
How are you doing?
I haven't forgotten about this blog. I just haven't had the motivation to write anything. But I hope that will change from now on! A lot has happened in my life since the last post!
I'm sure a lot of you have struggled this year and are still struggling. I wouldn't think it would take this long to get through this pandemic, but here we are, and we are still not done... Keep going! It will be better soon!
I have struggled a lot with anxiety and depression for the past six months. But I'm doing much better now, thanks to my therapist and the great people in my life. I was lucky enough to take a few solo road trips this summer around in Norway. And that also helped a lot! It's important to do something you enjoy doing, especially these days, because it's actually possible to have a great time even if bad things are happening around us. Focus on controlling the things you can control!
On my last road trip in August, I went spontaneously to Northern Norway and Lofoten for a week. That was actually when I made up mind about quitting my full-time job. I have been working towards that decision for a few years but never got the last push, until now. I realized that my job was causing me a lot of different mental health issues, limited me for personal development, and it was standing in my way to reach my goals. So here I am, working more than ever with my own projects, but feeling great. Now I have the freedom to do what I want whenever I like it, from wherever I am. The only thing I need is my phone, my camera gear, and an Internet connection. I can't wait to be able to travel around the world again! And most importantly, be able to be back in Orlando!!
Dream big, never give up, and stay safe! - Ane