I have done something interesting and applied for a job in Europe 🙂
I have not thought about it, I have not overly thought about my cover letter, I just did it.
If I had waited, I would probably not have done this application. I am proud of myself because this excites me in so many ways.
First, it is a completely different but related career path that I have been interested in for many years. I have done some volunteer work in that area and it is one of my favorite activities.
Second, it is in Europe, which is closer to my family! It was almost impossible for me to move there for a similar career to what I have right now. With this application, I am feeling free! I just saw that I have had other options in life, which I was not aware of just yesterday….
Third, this is a significant step for me. I believe this is the 4th time I made an application for a job in the last 10 years (since I have got my job here). The last two applications happened in the last 11 months…. I am not surprised considering the toxicity around my job and job place. But I am quite excited to see that I am taking steps… This is so interesting… And exciting!
The truth is I do not know if I could leave here so soon and move to another place: I have a house, work-place commitments to my team members, and I love Canada. I feel a part of it, safe, and well cared for here. It would be difficult to leave Canada. Oh, Canada!
Yet, if my life and my mental health will be better, and if it is going to be close to my family, I will take it!
Hope is a magnificent thing.
Also magnificent is the people and circumstances that piss and under-appreciate me. Thanks to them, I come to realize other opportunities.
Hardships grows and extends us – that is for sure.