2 years ago I was in a rut, in my hometown, at a job.. with an ex that reallllyyyy did me wrong, I was a mess, I was not happy, I was in a bad routine, and totally just stuck in a bad place: mentally, emotionally, physically. After I tried everything to move on and be ok with myself I really felt in my gut that I needed to move, I needed a fresh start, I needed new goals and new surroundings. I moved out of my Park Ave apartment, and I took a chef job with a cruise line.
At that point - it was the B E S T thing I could have ever done for myself. I reevaluated my life, goals, wants, things I liked, literally everything. And I saved to take a trip to Paris. I went for a month- by myself & I had the time of my life. I walked E V E R Y W H E R E. I saw everything, I ate terrine & croissants in every market. Foccacia pizza and pate of all kinds. I @airbnb in 4 different arrosdonments, I saw different cultures & areas of Paris. I saw the rich & luxurious side, the Latin neighborhoods, so so many falafel stands, & the architecture & pastries B L E W me away 🌬
The point of this story is Point B. From Point A: destroyed, I was literally destroyed from heart break & disappointment, I hated myself & the situation that I was tricked into.
Point B: saying no more od this b.s, I'm done settling, done being surrounded by things that don't inspire me, done with everything mediocre, done working at a job I don't love anymore, I'm just done and moving.
I learned SO much when I learned to expect more for myself. I started putting myself in situations outside of my comfort zone in order to G R O W. I pushed myself, I moved to Manhattan, started a business, I now focus on my fitness & photography career. I focus on things I ACTUALLY enjoy doing & love.
It took a LOT of work. So So much emotional work, figuring out what I actually wanted, what I deserved, learning to say NO to things that weren't for me without feeling guilty, learning that the people that hurt me do not deserve even the mental space they were taking up in my brain, learning that I just deserve more.
My final note to you is to MAKE THE MOVE you need to in order to GROW ❤ You Deserve More.