At the end I had to add a 2nd baggage, otherwise I would have never made it. And I have already brought back 3 suitcases in the past weeks! It’s impressive how many useless things I carried with me! “Maybe I need this, and this, and this..” = almost 100 kg of stuff and clothes I used maaaybe once!
Lesson #2: Less is more!
This morning I went out to sort out a couple of things, like sending the postcards I bought the first days in Madrid, closing the bank account and take my last salary and writing a goodbye card to the lady with whom I shared the flat that is still in New York.
While I was walking, I felt weird. I never walked in Madrid during a weekday in the morning, after 8.30…it’s different! I was in the same street I took every day for one year to go to the office and I noticed some shops I’ve never seen before..Will they be brand new? Or maybe they have always been there, but I was too involved in my daily routine to see them? I don’ t know..
Exactly one year go, It was my first day at work..one year later I’m unemployed ready to go back. It has been an amazing experience, above my expectations. I arrived in Madrid thinking that it would have been a great opportunity to enrich my CV and a good starting point for my career.
I’m leaving without knowing what I will do, but knowing what I don’ t want, i.e. a work in an office, big step forward! Reading all the messages, emails and cards that my friends wrote make me feel happy. I haven’ t built my professional career, but I built human relationships. That is why we are here at the end of the day…
The only baggage you can bring is all that you can’ t leave behind