I’ve tried writing this post in many ways, but I can’t seem to find the right words. So I’ll just put it here plain and simple:
I’m quitting my job and leaving Sweden.
My job has been a huge part of my life for more than four years. But I have always wanted to live somewhere else, somewhere that isn’t Sweden, a feeling that just will not go away. And being in Asia for four months without missing nothing more than a good burger was like getting a message from the universe, loud and clear. It’s time to move on and stop playing it safe.
And now what?
This is the part which makes my entrepreneurial friends give me high fives and my family members cringe with horror. I don’t really know.
This is what I have figured out so far: I will be going freelance for a while. I’m looking for different opportunities, both assignments, and employment. I want to work with great people and do awesome things. Hopefully things which have some positive impact on the world, however small. And I want to keep exploring and travel slowly.
On April 4, I’m going to San Francisco. I’ll be spending some time meeting old and new friends in the U.S. Then I’ll probably head back to Asia for a while. I honestly have no idea how this will all turn out. It makes me bounce between crazy excited and scared to death every other hour (which is how you should feel when entering your thirties, right?).
If you want to meet for coffee or have any suggestion on what I should do, where I should go or who I should meet, I’m all ears!