As of last week, I have been living in Italy for two
This realization caused others to form. Yes, I have had some good times since I have
been here, but I’ve been too focused on worrying about my future that I haven’t
given myself the time to really enjoy this experience.
The first step is always to admit that you have a problem,
so that is what this post is for. I am
now acutely aware that I need to take a breath and let myself have fun and not
be a wallflower while I’m here. This
does not mean that I will stop worrying about my future, but I will start
trying to do something about it. I
probably wouldn’t worry as much if I didn’t have school loans to pay off, but
there’s nothing I can do to change that.
All I want is a CAREER that allows me to live in Italy and that is
willing to deal with the paperwork that is required for me to live here. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK??? Sometimes I think it is, but then I remember that
anything worth having is rarely easy. This
is where my innately lazy habits need to come to an end. Or at least be worked through.
I have the opportunities to get out of my apartment and have
fun, but I don’t take as many of them as I should, because I’m too busy
worrying about money. Yes, money is
important, but the experience I have here is far more vital to my life. Who knows if I will get my wish to live here
forever? I need to take advantage of
life while I know that I can.
There are many decisions that I have to make,
but that doesn’t give me an excuse to isolate myself. I don’t want anyone to think that I am
ungrateful for this opportunity that some other person could have had. I know that I am extremely lucky to be where
I am and to have family and friends that support me as much as they do. From now on, I will make a conscious effort
to not let my introvert tendencies and chronic worrying to get in my way.