Life Changing Decision To Follow My Dream.
Throwback a few years ago, I had always been dreaming about living in a European country and marrying a European guy who would be the love of my life. I had tried everything that I could do to reach that dream but God had another plan for me at that time. I got a new job and started to get busy with my life, my new boyfriend and my new job until I forgot about those dreams.
Earlier this year, things were falling apart in my life. My relationship was broken, my best friend moved to another country for study, and there was a big lay off in my company that caused half of my colleagues on my team to have to leave the company. I was so sad and depressed and I had no idea about my future at all. I felt like I was completely lost.
After coming back from two weeks vacation in some of the cities in Europe, I suddenly felt something telling me to follow my dreams. The dreams that I had let go of few years ago. I never thought about these dreams anymore but suddenly they came back again and they were much stronger this time.
Following my dreams meant that I would have to leave my comfort zone, leave my family and friends in Indonesia, leave my job that was now already stable and secure and finding a new job and starting my life in a new city all over again, alone. But just thinking about that decision gave me a strong passion for life again, I knew what I wanted in my life, I knew what my life goals were. This time, I would not give up easily. I would try my best to follow my dreams.
I visited Paris 3 times and I always fall in love with that city each time. I could imagine my future self living there and so I made the decision that I want to live and work in Paris. I knew finding a job in Paris as a foreigner who comes from Indonesia would not be an easy thing to do. But I kept my faith believing that I would be there soon to work and live because if the Universe told me to follow my dreams, it would have a way for me to get there.
I knew about The Secret a few years ago after I broke up with my boyfriend and it helped me a lot. It brought so much energy and positivity into my life. After I reread it again and also read Hero, I truly believed that I made the right decision to follow my dream and that I all my dreams would coming true, no matter what the situation was.
I tried my best to apply for jobs in Paris. A few companies sent me a rejection emails. It was hard and made me feel sad but I would not give up. I kept sending job applications to companies. I tried my best to stay positive and imagined my future self living there. I also prepared all the things that I needed for my move to Paris, such as browsing for an apartment, preparing the visa forms, preparing my clothes to bring there, browsing for a French course in Paris, browsing flight tickets and much more. I didn’t let any negativity enter my mind and I kept believing that I would start living and working in Paris in October. I tried to keep myself relaxed and enjoying my life.
Then one day when I was so happy after hanging out with my friends, I received an email from a company saying that I got the job and I can start it in October!! It is a job in a company that I really wanted and with the salary that I expected. I also got a working visa for more than a year in France. I am so excited and really grateful for this!
Now I am preparing my relocation to Paris for my new job. The decision to follow my dreams was a life changing decision in my life. It might be the biggest and the bravest decision that I have ever made in my life but I am so thankful and grateful that I took that decision. Thank you to The Secret for always inspiring me to follow my dreams. And for all of you who struggle in following your dreams, just keep believing that the Universe always has a way to make your dreams comes true. Thank you, thank you, thank you!