In this post I want to thank Julia, a co-worker and professor. She unknowingly helped propel me to my future path.
Julia graciously let me audit her grant writing course last semester. The first assignment was to write a grant narrative for a theoretical personal grant of $50,000. It had to be used to fund your dream career. I wrote about travel. I outlined exactly how I’d become a travel writer & photographer. I created a budget, the steps I’d take, and all of my qualifications for the job. I spent hours perfecting my narrative. It filled me with such joy that it didn’t feel like work.
I turned in this assignment a few weeks before I flew to India to visit my sister. Once I went off on my own and started traveling solo, I had a number of breakthroughs. I came back to the states knowing I couldn’t just sit around waiting for another job in a different museum.
That wasn’t what I wanted in life. I wanted a life where I had the flexibility and freedom to work anywhere in the world. So how was I going to do that? I needed to take action.
Fast forward 7 months. Today I’m embarking the journey towards my dream. I’m leaving my job in pursuit of a life as a digital nomad.
And I have to thank Julia for that.