Over the last couple of weeks a lot of people told me that it’s a brave move to quit my job and take a downtime. But for me it was just the logical consequence since I hadn’t had the opportunity neither after secondary school nor after my studies. I mean yes I had a well paid job and yes I had tasks I really liked and lots of moments where I hadn’t had the feeling to even been working but at the end of our lives we only regret the chances we didn’t take, so I don’t see the point in waiting until I retire.
My only concern is that I will see things and meet people along the way I am not ready to leave behind and will miss deeply once being back in Hamburg. I already had that after Guatemala and I already feel the same way about Hamburg and the people here but as a friend of mine said with the words of Miriam Adeney (author of the Kingdom without borders):
You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.
But even if I already know the feeling I wouldn’t trade a single day of that chapter in Guatemala…so I am not afraid to start a new one.