I know I’ve been MIA for the past couple of months. But I’m back. Let me fill you in on what’s going on. I left my job as a producer in one of the Middle East’s biggest TV networks. I moved from Dubai and became a resident of the world. I now work as a writer from any computer in any location. A dream of mine since…well forever.
How did this happen? When my grandmother passed away in March, I saw my life as clear as crystal in the week of her wake. There is something about a loved one’s passing that activates your inner voice, your inner heart, and you understand where your soul wants to be. I guess I always knew that corporate lifestyle made of steel walls was not tailored for me. But it was only after I lost my grandmother that I realized I needed to make a brave step and release my job to someone more suited for it.
It was hard. It took me months of depression to bring myself to the precipice of courage. I came back from work one day with a spectacular headache that made me nauseous. I knew it was emotional. I felt like my crown chakra was about to explode in pain. It took me all afternoon and all evening to calm it down but I was not able to heal it entirely. I knew a decision must be made. But I wasn’t ready yet! Could I? Could I just leave? A couple of weeks later, after a thorough bashing from my boss about my performance, I internally thank her. Sincerely. Thank you. You just showed me that I don’t belong here. I don’t need to wait for an “alternative” option to this job. In that moment, in the editorial meeting, I made the leap from fear and mistrust, to complete surrender in the Divine Power. The alternative will come. I decided then and there to always listen to what my soul wants no matter how unsure it seems.
I quit my job. I moved out. In a matter of two months, my life has changed radically. I made a short film. I’m writing a TV drama series. I’m a copywriter and…I’m bringing this blog to you because I love it and I love you. And soon…I will travel somewhere beautiful to more deeply explore the human soul, to learn more about the healing arts. More insights, more exploration, and so much joy!
One thing I've always believed in - and at times forgotten how to believe in- is that in order to receive in life, you need to make room. To make room, you need to let go of the thing you're terrified to let go of or the thing that is no longer serving your authentic life or your soul's happiness. A job. A relationship. A belief. A fear. A way of doing things. A way of using your brushes. Your old clothes. Your money. Your current lifestyle.
If you’re ever in this position, wanting to make a dive into the life your soul is crying for, but you can’t seem to find the courage or the ability to surrender, please know that I am here for you. Please reach out.
I will listen. And hold you up. That’s how we do this. Accumulatively. Hand in hand. To create a more beautiful world, we need to be operating every day from joy, where the soul lives.
I’d like to send a shout out to all those who have been there for me during this transition. I could not have felt so supported without you.
So to answer this post's title: I am in the world.
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