When The World Stopped, I Moved.
One year ago, I found myself living the life that I had dreamed I would. I was in Sydney, practicing yoga by the beach and having fancy Sunday brunches. I had good friends and was working for a successful startup.
By all accounts of what I had imagined for myself — by all accounts of what society told me I should have — I had made it. Except, I hadn’t. Because half of it was a show. And a part of me knew it.
Although I love Sydney, I no longer wanted to live there, neither spend one hour at traffic every morning to get to work and leave when it was dark. I felt SO weird. While everyone seemed to be coping, I was spending my lunch break releasing my anxiety — lying on the grass of Hyde Park, meditating. And that was the highlight of my day.
I kept smiling while feeling confused. The life I thought I was supposed to have was getting less and less manageable, and I knew that to see things clearly, I had to remove myself from that scenario.
So I did.
I traveled to India and remembered that the world is bigger than Australia; I did a Yoga training in Portugal that showed me how I had neglected my body and mind; and after, I felt called to spend Christmas back home. I bought a last-minute flight to Brazil, where I had important, healing conversations and hugged all the people I love, whom I won’t be able to see that soon.
The person who landed back in Sydney this year was a whole new one. Still, there I went again — trying to fit into my old life. But from all of the things I had learned, the most obvious one was that I needed to be honest with myself.
So when all went crazy and the world stopped, I moved. From Sydney to Byron Bay, out of my safe job at Insight Timer into the unknown. “What?! Why?”, they said.
Because I insist to believe that everyone has a unique life vision and that we are in such a time where more and more individuals are coming to realize it, and hopefully, pursue it.
If you agree, let me say: we’re not weirdos. We are simply the ones who know that life is supposed to be more beautiful, unpredictable, and meaningful.
And now is the time to make it so.