While at first, this seems to be a really unrelated topic, I need to write down and share my thoughts on a current decision I have to make: Moving to Berlin or staying in Dublin.
5 years ago I moved to Dublin and started working for PayPal. So much has happened in those 5 years, that I am hardly the person that I was when I came here. Never have I regreted the decision to move to Dublin. But more recently I have been wondering if it is time to move on - open a new chapter in my life. At the same time I do not feel ready to close this one.
So why move to Berlin? I have a job offer in Berlin, starting in August. This in itself is great as I would be able to work with a new team, build it up and guide through an interesting growth phase. Berlin is also a great fashion city, which would allow me to network and get closer to realising my plan of becoming a full time fashion designer :) I have only been in Berlin twice, but both times I really enjoyed the contrasts in the city and I can imagine a life in Berlin.
But am I really willing to give up my life here? My heart beats for Ireland. I have learned so much and I have had so many great experiances here. I don't believe that I am really ready to leave that feeling behind.
I know, that from a fashion and PayPal - even a social point of view, Berlin is the right decision. and yet my gut feeling is telling me to stay in Dublin.
I don't want to make the wrong decision. However, I believe regardless of how I decide, I will end up with some regret. This is possibly why I can't decide.... I will need a devine (and palpable) sign to make up my mind...
pennyless fashion designer working towards London