Every morning, I would sit at my desk, turn the computer on and wait for the day to end. Every evening, I would look at the clock, turn the computer off and run towards the front door. The clock was both my prison guard and my rescuer…
That was until I discovered the Holstee Manifesto and all these amazing people living their lives according to their dreams and beliefs. For so long, I felt like a fool for believing that there was something else to the life I was living, and right there, just in front my eyes, there was these words directly speaking to my heart and soul. For the first time in a very long time, I felt free. Free to pursue my dreams, free to try the impossible, free to quit my job, free from what others might think, free from the rules, I was free to be me.
At that point, I had no other choice but to follow my heart.
So, I quit my job, gave my stuff, left my flat, waved goodbye to England and went back home. I’m now working on a shoe brand for women with bunions (Caroline Macaron) with my mum in France. I would have never imagined in a million years that I would do what I’m doing right now, but I simply love it.
This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often.
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