I used to often find myself questioning if I was truly happy where I was, or if I was just… well, comfortable. Sure I had graduated from university, and I was also advancing through my career. I was also surrounded by amazing family and friends, but I almost always felt a certain void in my life; like something was missing. While conversing with my friends one afternoon, the conversation got me thinking about the last time I did something I truly enjoyed, purely for my own enjoyment. When was the last time I actually did something for myself? I was living a textbook kind of life; going with the flow, and never really taking a moment to pause, slow down, and enjoy the endless possibilities and experiences around me. I found myself caught up with work, the growing responsibilities, and the fast-paced lifestyle that I forgot to enjoy life.
In January 2014—not long after my sudden realization, opportunity knocked and I opened the door. An opportunity to work for Deloitte in London, UK! It was a chance to travel and experience something new; two things I genuinely loved to do. How could I possibly say no?