💌 My 5-week trip taught me this one important thing
On embracing uncertainty, signs you're on the right path, and being yourself online
Hi friends & new subscribers,
How are you doing?
I'm writing this on my last day here in Punta Cana, and I can't even begin to describe how full my heart feels.
I came here with so much uncertainty, self-doubt, and many other negative feelings I wasn't sure how to process.
I had quit my nursing job, I dropped my freelancing clients, and I wanted to get some answers about the next steps in my life.
And even though I didn't know if I'll get the answers when I booked this trip, I'm confident to say that I got exactly what I needed from this 5-week trip.
Why Embracing Uncertainty is Crucial
I'm the type of person who plans everything in her life.
When I was a kid, I had a plan to get married at 24. I got married at 25. After graduating from nursing school, I wanted to buy a house. I managed to erase my student loans and buy a 2-bedroom condo in one of the most expensive cities to live in the world (i.e., Toronto) in less than 2 years. When I go on trips, I know exactly what I'll be doing when I step out of the plane. I plan my itinerary by the hour.
So letting go of my nursing job really affected me more than I expected. And on top of that, I decided to stop freelance writing since I wasn't particularly in love with the journey either.
So going on this trip, where I didn't plan anything was nerve-wracking. But I knew that it was going to help me. And it did. More than I could imagine.
The first couple of weeks were painful. I constantly thought of regrets about quitting my nursing job, fighting myself about whether I should look for more writing clients even though I knew I wanted to do something else.
I just didn't know what that was.
I felt like I was being entitled as I avoided doing things the old way.
Until one day, I finally decided to let go. I let go of my worries, my concerns and give myself the permission to be lost, sad, happy, excited and overwhelmed.
I decided to embrace uncertainty than fight it.
I used physical exercise to remove the anxiety I felt. Every day, I woke up at 7 am and went for a 3 km run or walk. I journaled whenever anxiety crept in.
Slowly, I felt better.
I could reframe my negative thoughts into either neutral or positive thoughts.
As I decided to live day by day, things slowly fell into place. I found a nursing contract that suits my current mental needs. It's different from the nursing job that I quit because it requires less physical work, and the pay is so much better. It’s in a city that I've never been to, which means I'll be able to explore new places.
More importantly, I'll have more time to build my YouTube channel and my writing ventures.
And during this trip, I visited a city that I absolutely fell in love with. It made me excited to earn money to buy an investment property there one day.
Before, I didn't know why I wanted to make so much money, but now, one main reason is achieving financial freedom through real estate.
Life feels bright again as I have things to look forward to.
By embracing uncertainty, you learn to trust in yourself. You open yourself up to opportunities that are better than you imagined. You stop settling in life and start to live an extraordinary life.
It's amazing what having a little trust in the universe can do even if you don't know where you're going.
✨ Latest Work on The Internet
In case you're curious, here is my most recent work in the last two weeks.
🤔 A question for you this week:
What's something you're uncertain about but feel that it will work out for the best?
With online love 💌 ,