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It's My Two Year Island Anniversary!!

Two years ago today I hopped on a plane and left the United States to live a life abroad.  I had a backpack and two suitcases.  The rest of my life was put into storage.  Stuff that I didn't think I could live without, but I didn't need right now.  And I'm sure it was stuff that if I pulled it out of the containers now, I'd laugh.  "Ha!!!  I thought I'd need this again one day?  Really?"  And then I'd toss the pile of black work clothes that I kept, just in case this whole island gig didn't work out and I needed something to wear in the salon.  Buh bye.

I've had a lot of people tell me that I was brave, fearless even.  I just have to laugh.  I certainly didn't feel brave.  I felt careless, stupid, irresponsible, like I was running from a life that I had created for myself.  Twelve years in Seattle, cultivating my support network and friends that ended up as family, building my clientele as a hairstylist.  I didn't feel brave.  And FEARLESS??!!!  Noooooo.  

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