The first step I took on my journey

A Journey Of Second Chance:

The coolest thing that I was able to do for myself late 2015 and early 2016, was taking a leap of faith and travel. I traveled to the countries of Peru and Bolivia. The journey to get there was even more longer than expected. I came out of college not knowing if I was in the right career path. I felt something innate in me, that I wasn’t in the right mindset, and that I wasn’t going in my soul direction.
For most of my life, I felt hung up in society’s pressure and the pressure I put upon myself as well (not good at all!), and we all have succumb to this or still are going through this.  I didn’t know what to do next, but I had options. Either go to a very well-respected profile university. Or drop everything and go on a journey to rediscover myself and find something unknown. At this point I had been nonstop going to school, that was my life, I had only known life as a student. I just knew life in school and that’s it.
I had no idea what the life of an individual on its own consisted of. I knew that I would never have another opportunity that will present itself at that age in my life. With the help of mentors, spiritual advisors, and most importantly my family, and of course myself to make that final decision, I took a step that I never knew I would embark on.  At the end, I made the decision to take a year off to work and then travel. I spent the months in the beginning working and saving enough money for the trip (At that time having 2 jobs), and then went from there. ——-> 🌎
I made the decision to travel to Peru and Bolivia for 3 months on my own for that soul searching to begin. Not for study abroad or for a vacation. But for A journey/trip/adventure. I was open to whatever came up my way throughout. It was a crazy thing to think about it now, but that was my mindset. To lead with an open mind and an open heart!
I am half Peruvian from my Mom and half Bolivian from my Dad.The best thing was that those countries were my parents native countries. I went to several cities within those countries and during that time stayed with family and/or friends.
This was the first step I took in my journey towards the beautiful unknown.
xoxo
Nathalie

**Looking forward to sharing more of what I learned, gaining perspective on cultures, in my coming posts**

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