Why I Finally Listened to the Music in My Mind
When to Jump is a curated community featuring the ideas and stories of people who have made the decision to leave something comfortable and chase a passion. "Thank you for an opportunity to work in this department. This is my resignation letter." I handed my boss an envelope with a simple smile and bold conviction. I did it. I left the cubicle lifestyle, propelled by an urgency to take the leap, to leave the routine and explore the unknown. I kept the plan secret for a few weeks. I grew up in a tightly-knit, traditional immigrant community; jumping from a set path isn't exactly the norm. It took me a while to tell my parents. When I did, they were terrified about what they'd tell their friends. As I began sharing my decision with others, I got more of the same: "How could you leave a stable, prestigious position? You don't have a concrete track to follow!" "Are you out of your mind?" No. Finally, my heart leads my mind. My intuition guided me onto a new journey to spent one month hosteling solo through four countries, with a small carry on. Upon arrival in Heathrow London, I discovered pianos welcoming me as well as street musicians in random walkways and metro stops. I felt a sense of relief, to witness an effort and awareness of the value of music and art apparent in everyday life. My experience in Europe inspired me to continue Mindful Music, a side project I developed at the UCLA utilizing elements of music therapy and performance for wellness, with the guidance a...
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