Mic test. 1, 2, 3.
So quite a lot has happened in the past few weeks. I quit my job, found out one of my loved ones has cancer, decided to move back to the Philippines for a few months, revamped my blog, settled my plans with my fiance, sold a bunch of my clothes, and started a gofundme campaign to help me pay for cosmetology school. It's been one hell of a ride.
It started with my fiance and sister convincing me to quit the job I had long wanted to leave. The week after my 24th birthday, I resigned. I had been searching for job opportunities already and was confident I would have a new one lined up within a few weeks. But a few days after I resigned, I found out someone very close to me back in the Philippines had cancer that was beginning to spread. My focus immediately shifted. I wanted nothing more than to be home, to be with my family. So I spoke to my fiance and we decided it would be best if I moved back home for a few months. About a week after deciding to move back, I happened upon a social media post about makeup classes and decided that while I was home, I would go to cosmetology school and take a few courses. And so the GoFundMe campaign was born.
I am now sorting through all my belongings and slowly but surely packing up the life I've built in Chicago. Part of me is sad to leave so soon bit another part of me is excited, looking forward to new beginnings and adventures.