Life’s like a pretzel just made it to my number one quotes of today. Sundays aren’t my days or at least not the one’s where I post articles on the blog. This Sunday afternoon was spent quite untypical and as I’m in preparation mode for my final London move, I sat the last 2 hours in front of my laptop cleaning out my mailbox. 1400 mails doesn’t sound so exciting especially when you know that you’ve kept most of them since 2012, but I knew it had to be done. It happens quite often that I delete my recent mails (having a little backspace button addiction I know) This time I made sure to start on the last page and went through the list one by one. Especially one email caught my attention, as it was from February 2014, the time when I was still in my old job hoping for a change in my life. I wouldn’t say it was the best time of my life and I have never really talked about it to anyone. But as I told you in one of my posts in the past, civil engineering was never my passion. I did what my parents thought was best for me and of course I never had a doubt about it. Nevertheless I remember the day I wrote the mail to Maddie, the blogger girl behind dariadaria.com. I had a bad day at work and I was devastated until I stumbled upon her post on Facebook. Actually a friend of mine liked it and you might know the Facebook mystery, when you get curious about what they just read and so I ended up on this post. I didn’t even remember the mail anymore or what I wrote and I totally forgot that Maddie responded to my mail. Now, 1 year later after all the huge changes that I’ve been through I noticed that her respond inspired me to not give up and to take risks on something new. I was inspired and full of energy again and so I quit my job 3 month later. I took the route of self employment and I wouldn’t say the time after was the easiest but I’m so happy I did.
Quite mysterious that right now and exactly one week before my final departure it I found that email again – bewitched! Somehow it left me with a smile. Sometimes life’s like a pretzel, an infinite loop of events coming back to you that you’ve forgotten sometime ago. Thank you Maddie. Thank you for your honest words and for motivating me with just a few lines. Sometimes it’s the small things in life that bring gratitude and happiness into our lives. Finally let me say this: Never give up on yourself and live life the fullest.
Happy Sunday guys!