I had it all.
An amazing loving boyfriend.
An exciting and challenging job.
Great salary and perks.
A penthouse apartment in a fabulous city.
Evenings and weekends filled with exciting activities.
I had achieved everything I had been looking for.
But despite all that, something was missing and I didn't know what. I felt empty inside.
It was the 5th time I was moving to a new place, taking a new job, recreating a social life, hoping to find that missing piece.
I used to blame it on the weather. On other people. On anything that would take over my responsibility.
Mark Twain once said:
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
And then I understood.
I had not answered the most crucial question:" why am I here"?
So I started to reflect.
And two words kept popping in my head: People & Places.
Those are always the first things I do when I get some free time: meeting people and exploring places.
So I started my side hustles:
Learning everything I can on digital businesses.
Writing about people's stories and posting about cool spots around the world.
Inspiring others to be stronger, more adventurous, more open-minded.
I don't know where is it leading and I do not have a 5-years business plan quite yet.
But I'm working on it.
And I wake up every morning feeling a flush of happiness and excitement for the day to come, because I have a purpose.
And for me, that's the definition of happiness.