This blog is going to change a bit. Just had to throw it out there right away. While I only focused on my travel experiences so far, I definitely want to include some more topics in this blog. Lately, I have been really interested in self- development and also worked on myself a lot. That’s what I want to share with you guys. Who knows, maybe you can relate.
I’m currently trying to work towards my dreams and to get as much out of life as I possibly can. The first thing being not selling your soul for money. I have never been a money-driven person and I’m so glad about that. Of course, I need money to survive and pay my bills, but I’m still not willing to be trapped in a job I despise just to gain a bit more. After all, money is just paper. Useful if used in the right way, but it can make your life miserable as well.
When I came to Barcelona two weeks ago I knew I had to find a job as soon as possible to have at least enough money to buy food. Already in my first week of living there I was invited to a job interview at Dyson. A quite known company who produces vacuum cleaners, hair dryers and so on. My interview went well, the position could have been mine a few days later. However, I decided to turn the offer down. I would have made quite a fair amount of money, 1500 per month – doesn’t sound bad for a start. However, when I actually saw what my job would consist of, I realized there was no way I would be happy doing this job for five months. Five months is a long time. A time I could invest otherwise, a time I could focus on myself. Working at Dyson I would have dealt with a lot of customer complaints, helping them to find a solution for their problems in offering them discounts on new products. Something that doesn’t sound fun at all. Dealing with people complaining the whole day, draining your energy, leaving you in a bad mood for the whole day. No. There was no way this job was made for me. So I declined and waited for another chance.
In the meantime I went around in the city to drop off some CVs at a lot of vegan food places as I would really love to work in a vegan restaurant for once. No answer so far though. Well, patience, maybe it will work out in the end.
I also dropped some CVs in hostels, hoping to get a job at a hostel reception. Working in hostels is always fun. You meet new people from all over the world every day and get to practice the languages you speak with them. Something I would really love and enjoy doing – and I am actually doing right now.
A few days after my first job interview I was already invited for another interview as a promotor in a hostel. There I had the funniest job interview you could imagine. The woman interviewing me actually had to work and cook pasta for 30 people while I was there, so I jumped in to help her out and already got a good impression about the job in the meantime. There I basically have to make sure everybody has a good time, inform people about the evening program in their hostel which is gathering some people together and leading them to a bar and a club afterwards. Making sure guests are interacting and everybody enjoys their time in the city.
Of course, not as well paid as the other one, but way more fun, way more entertaining and interesting. Fitting better into my time-planning as well as I have to work during the night and get to work on my projects during the day. So far, so good. That way, I’m sure I will enjoy Barcelona to the fullest and not being trapped in a 9 to 5 job I actually hate.
So, I what I can only stress again and again here is you have to realize is that your happiness is the most important thing. If you’re doing what you love and what you’re doing makes you happy, everything will turn out fine in the end.