Last Friday was a big milestone for me: I said farewell to my first job, a position in one of the top PR agencies in Manila.
It was hard to pack up and say goodbye, but it had to be done. I know there are a lot of people curious why I decided to quit when it seemed like I was at the peak of my three and a half year PR career. Trust me, I asked myself the same thing. I knew I had to be adult and practical about it, to let my brain override my heart, but ultimately I ended up choosing the latter.
My decision to leave, at the core of it all, is driven by the desire to define who else I can be outside of who I used to be. I may not have one solid answer to the question of what comes next but in many ways I feel sure that I’m going the right direction.
And so the adventure begins, as this new chapter of my life starts to unfold.
For starters, I’m picking up the pen again and restarting with my writing class, the one I gave up on mid-February when life got too hectic. I’m also doing some groundwork to achieve that digital nomad lifestyle I hope to have by the end of the year, so I can work and travel at the same time. And it’s not just the “big” things I’m looking forward to – sometimes it’s as simple as having the time to curate my Spotify playlist or getting to eat dinner at home with my family on a weeknight.
For the first time in a long time, my arms are stretched wide open to a world full of opportunities and I’m eager to explore.