I Could be Sitting at an Office Right Now.....
I COULD be sitting at an office right now….. but I’m not!
Two nights ago, whilst trekking down the white calcified springs of Pamukkale, Turkey in the middle of the night with Vin at my side, I thought to myself, “Ha! I could be sitting in an office right now…. But I’m not!”
Freedom is an amazing thing as such. It seems like another lifetime ago that I was working in the corporate world. Pointless reporting, busy work, and silly “that’s just the way it is” rules are a few of the things I do not miss.
Instead of being trapped by the walls of an office, I am freely exploring positively alien surroundings, in awe of this amazingly weird and beautiful landscape.
I’m not worrying about deadlines. Instead, I am plotting out my next destination and adventure.
My brain is not exhausted due to calculations that help someone make money other than myself. Instead, my brain is thriving, bursting with creativity and inspired by what I see and what I am doing.
I don’t wake up and put on a business suit like I did for 11 years. Instead, I wake up and wear what feels comfortable to me. My feet love me for this.
I am not dreading getting out of bed every weekday to make money for someone else. I am excited to get out of bed (to get coffee!) and to discover what adventure life holds for me today.
I choose to no longer spend my time with people that suck away at my energy, wanting me to be a specific type of person or employee. Instead, I spend it with someone who understands me, thrives with me, and likes me just the way I weirdly am.
I am not PRETENDING to be happy everyday, because I actually AM happy everyday.
We wade into the now black pool, in this chalky white landscape. There is no one here but Vin and I. It is a little known secret that the site is actually open for 24 hours. But don’t tell anyone, because it feels like we are deliciously breaking some sort of rule.
I like the feel of the white silt under my feet. It MUST be good for my skin as it feels like silk. Tiny lights twinkle in the town of Pumakkale below, and we can see actual stars above. Humans have been drawn to this place, and have soaked in these springs since ancient times and we totally get why.
I could be sitting in an office right now. I could be typing a report. I could be stressing out. I could be depressed.
But I’m not. I’m SO not. This is so much better than that.