Wednesday, January 12, 2011

the dreamer finally gets her time

I decided that 2011 is going to be the year that I live a little more fearlessly. And I don't mean that in an Evil Kenevil kind of way. I'm not out to jump off a bridge with nothing but a bungee to keep me from splattering all over the concrete below. By fearless I mean, I'm going to finally muster the courage to heed the creative rumblings that have been percolating in my heart. I'm going to muffle my inner-naysayer and listen much more closely to my inner-optimist, the dreamer that's been lurking patiently inside me. This means finally ditching the 9-to-5 gig (though the past several years, it's been more of an every-waking-hour-subsist-on-caffeine kind of gig). Most importantly however, this means finally and very actively pursuing my passions -- pastry making, travel, spending quality time with little Miss Mia, entrepreneurship and writing this blog.

And so this past Monday, I resigned. While I've certainly resigned from other places before, this time was different. I resigned without having another full-time gig lined up. It was scary, exhilirating, nerve-wracking and liberating all at the same time. While I certainly worry about what this means for us financially (and trust me, I know it's going to be a HUGE lifestyle adjustment), somehow I'm confident that the benefits will outweigh the costs.

So first thing on my all of a sudden stress-less to-do list? Thailand! See, you knew I was going to tie in the above photo collage sooner or later. No more worrying about production timelines and strategy deadlines means I have an open schedule. I can take three weeks to wander southeast Asia. Or at the very least, go island hopping in the country with the cuisine I consider one of my favorites. Of course, right now I'm merely researching vacation package options on the internet; but in the process, I'm really coming to the realization that I really DO have all this free time now! I CAN explore Thailand! And I CAN volunteer to assist in Mia's field trips. And yes, I CAN sign up for that pastry program at the nearby culinary school. I can finally listen to those creative yearnings. I'm quite literally giddy with anticipation...


  1. are you taking MIa to Thai Land? Tell me if you come across any surf destinations there

  2. Having made a similar decision to respond to my heart I can say - yea (big sigh) and yea again. Your adventure is just that. And, yea!