I decided to be brave.

When you are scared you don’t move. The bravery, I read, was in moving forward. I decided to be brave.

I quit my job. Yes, I finally did it. I still can’t believe I had the courage to do something I was so afraid to do years ago. I got a job just to get a job, in something I never really liked but it wasn’t difficult to do. I met new amazing friends, it was a steady job, good pay. I saved money, I wasted money… Can you ask for more? Yes. I want to feel happy.

I wasn’t feeling happy, I was consumed by hatred and sadness because I felt I was inside a comfort zone. I wasn’t doing the things I wanted to do. I was afraid to quit and run out of my savings. I was afraid that people didn’t support my dreams, or laugh at them. I have a lot of dreams and I was doing nothing, thinking and longing for a change. Sometimes we have to make and be the change. Nobody will come to us and say “hey I have a job for you”, sometimes it happens, but if we don’t see anything happening we have to make the first move. It’s no easy to leave a comfort zone and step into the unknown. It’s not easy for anyone, but if you feel that it’s the right thing to do, do it.

I read a lot of books that talk about bravery, hope and doing what you are meant to do. I heard songs, I read quotes. Signs where everywhere. I know everything is going to be okay, and that I will find my way to make my dreams because we only live once and we have to cherish every moment of it.

I gave my letter and I told my boss and I didn’t liked the job and I wanted to look for something that makes me happy. He understood. I felt so relieved after that. I feel really happy now because I always thought that my fears would control my life. Now I took a small step, I controlled my fears, and I found something in me I was looking for long ago.

I want you to do the same.

-Melanie

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