I Quit My Job and I’m Going to Greece!

I did it. I quit my job. Today is the last day I set foot in this office that I’m writing you from. And tomorrow, I am off to beautiful Greece! Can you think of a better way to spend your summer? Okay, so technically I have to go back to work. Someone’s gotta pay for the dog’s food you know.

Today is my last day with a company I’ve been with for a long time, and it’s crazy to think I’ll be starting a new adventure next month. This blog has been a key ingredient in me perusing other ventures. Had I not started this blog, I wouldn’t have noticed how much I truly love creating and consuming content. It was eye opening. Until now, I didn’t think I’d ever be in a creative space. My new role is going to help me grow, and eventually prepare me for larger goals to come.

I Quit My Job and I'm Going to Greece!

But hey, this is a travel blog! So here’s the scoop on Greece…

We leave tomorrow morning and I am over-the-moon excited. This is my first time going to Greece, and we have quite the schedule. I even had to make a spreadsheet just to keep track of all the flights.

Santorini – July 23-26

Larissa – July 27-30

Mykonos – July 31- August 4

Our main reason for heading to Greece is to attend a wedding in Larissa. But we also wanted to make a little trip out of it. So we are staying for two weeks and seeing Santorini and Mykonos.

This is one of those trips that isn’t really planned to a tee. Typically I like to plan out my solo trips because I can get a lot of content creation done that way.Β Since this is a trip with a wedding party, it’s completely in the air. However, I hope to have some stunning Instagram content for you guys!

I will also be doing the weekly travel diaries that I do when I am abroad. Β Hopefully one entry Β to recap each place. Regular content might be a little sparse, but I have been working hard to pre-write some additional editorials this week.

I Quit My Job and I'm Going to Greece!

Do you have any tips for me for Santorini or Mykonos? I’ve heard they are drastically different from each other! Food, coffee, fun, etc? Let me know!

Summer is calling me now. Until next time!

53 Comments

  • 1 month ago

    My boss just came back from Greece and she said Santorini is a must to visit however if you stay too long then the environment will get to you. LOL! Congratulations on pursuing your dreams, Emily! I wish you all the best!

    • Emily
      4 weeks ago

      Haha I wonder what she meant by that? Just like the heat? Or the fact that you won’t want to come home!! Hahaha. Thank you Shireen! I am really excited for my new adventure.

  • Splendid photos! Love it!!!
    xoxo, Hadasah
    http://www.styletolove.com

  • 1 month ago

    I am so excited for you! I never made it to Greece but everything about it looks like something out of a movie. What are your plans after the 2 week trip is over? I hope to see you Cali next month!!
    http://www.lacasabloga.com

    • Emily
      4 weeks ago

      Thanks Estrella! When I think of Greece I think of Mama Mia haha. I am soooo excited to go! I will definitely let you know about Cali. You’ll love it there eee!

      • 4 weeks ago

        Yes! I already do. This is my 4th or 5th time there

        • Emily
          2 weeks ago

          Oh awesome! For some reason I thought you’d never been.

  • 1 month ago

    How exciting! I hope you love your new job & look forward to seeing your Greece photos!

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

    • Emily
      4 weeks ago

      Thank you so much Kara! I cannot wait to start my new gig. But first… Greece! πŸ˜‰

  • 1 month ago

    Oh Wow Emily…this is a new venture for you…a new beginning. πŸ™‚
    Good luck with it all and I am sure you will have many new adventures to write about. Greece….amazing, never been there but would so love to visit one day. I look forward to reading about your upcoming experiences.
    Lorelle XX

    • Emily
      4 weeks ago

      Aw thanks lady! I am so looking forward to Greece. I’ve only heard great things! Ready to take on new adventures. πŸ˜‰

  • 1 month ago

    Wow, that’s sounds fun and grand! I’m wishing you well in your adventure in life in your blog content!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Emily
      4 weeks ago

      Thank you Mercy!

  • 1 month ago

    Have fun in Greece! Can’t wait to see the pictures of the places you are going to. I heard Santorini is really beautiful! Also, good luck in your next role.

    yanrula x

    • Emily
      4 weeks ago

      Thank you so much!

  • Gabrielle
    1 month ago

    That is SO exciting! I’m really happy for you, and mostly because I’ve just seen you’ll be heading to Mykonos as part of your Greek adventure. Eek! SO looking forward to seeing your photos/posts from your time there!!!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Emily
      4 weeks ago

      Aw, thank you Gabrielle! I will definitely be posting lots and lots of photos!

  • Velvet Blush
    1 month ago

    I hope you enjoy your time in Greece, and I can’t wait to read all about it! Also, well done on taking that leap, it can’t have been easy xx

    Velvet Blush

    • Emily
      4 weeks ago

      Thank you so much!!

  • 4 weeks ago

    Ah this is beautiful – I love Greece, there’s so many beautiful places to visit! You won’t get bored as there’s always something new to see!!!! Can’t wait to see your posts from Greece! πŸ™‚

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thank you so much! I definitely haven’t been bored here at all. There are so many cute little alleyways to discover. πŸ™‚

  • 4 weeks ago

    I am sooo jealous of you! I absolutely love Greece but I’ve only ever visiting Zakynthos and Rhodes, both very touristy!

    Lauren x Huggled

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thanks Lauren! Santorini was definitely touristy, and so is Mykonos. Larissa, not so much. Either way, it’s all been awesome!

  • Emily
    4 weeks ago

    Leaving work and getting on that plane is going to be the BEST feeling! I’m not sure how I feel about you making me utterly jealous with you gorgeous photography of Greece though! πŸ˜› I’m especially looking forward to seeing your adventures on Mykonos! Have the BEST time!

    Musings & More

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Haha you made me laugh! Honestly, leaving the parking lot of my old job was the most amazing feeling. Then boarding the plane was second. πŸ˜‰

  • 4 weeks ago

    First of all, congratulations on starting a new chapter in your career. Wishing you all the best! Your trip to Greece sounds so exciting, have a great time. And I can’t wait to read your travel diaries! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thank you so much lady! I am super excited about it all. πŸ™‚

  • 4 weeks ago

    Good for you! People should set you as an example and just go with it! I hope you have an amazing time in Greece!

    xx, rebecca
    rbcmrm.blogspot.de

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thanks Rebecca! It can be scary, but totally worth the jump!

  • 4 weeks ago

    Sounds like it will be an amazing time! =o) Can’t wait to follow along on instagram and see your adventures =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thanks lady!

  • 4 weeks ago

    Enjoy your trip to Greece, Emily! And congrats on the next chapter in your life. Quitting a job where you’ve been already quite comfortable in isn’t an easy decision especially if, like in my case, it’s your main source of income. I’m hoping to slowly transition to being a full-time entrepreneur with my skin care business. Cheers to us and the great future ahead of us! πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thank you so much Gellie! It’s great to hear your kind words. I am so happy and excited for your business! I totally agree that it can be scary leaving something so secure. But there comes a point where it’s just not worth it anymore, and your fear sort of takes a back seat to your potential future. Yay for us!! #letsdothis

  • 4 weeks ago

    Congrats. Wishing you everything of the very best on your new adventure. Have fun in Greece. I’ve heard so many awesome thing about Santorini. You should check out my friend’s Thenia’s blog http://www.pearlsandbrandy.com She is currently in Greece and has been to Santorini. You will have some great tips on her page. Hope this helps.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thanks Nikki! I will definitely check her out! Always on the hunt for tips. πŸ™‚

  • 4 weeks ago

    Whoaaa how exciting! Congrats on this new chapter of your life! Can’t wait to hear more about your Greece adventures. Dan and I were looking into having our honeymoon in Greece!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      You should definitely do it! Greece is so romantic and magical. Do it do it do it. πŸ˜‰

  • 4 weeks ago

    I’ve went to Zante in Greece and it was amazing, I loved it! Looking forward to your Santorini posts, it’s been on my travel wishlist for a long time!

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thanks Maya! I haven’t heard of Zante. I need to look that up!

  • 4 weeks ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting!!! I hope you’re having an amazing time!!

    I have yet to go to Greece but it’s on my top 10..!! Can’t wait to see your blogposts to jot down some ideas!

    http://www.elleisforlove.com

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thank you! Hopefully I’ll have some posts up shortly. It’s such a beautiful place!

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yay for quitting your job and having the summer off! That makes me miss being in college so much. Greece has always been a place I really wanted to visit, it’s so beautiful. I hope you have an awesome time πŸ™‚

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thank you so much Kasi!

  • 4 weeks ago

    Congratulations on the job switch and I wish you the best in your career, and your summer adventures! The locations you picked are amazing and I’ll follow along on instagram!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thanks Joyce! It’s a nice change for me, and I couldn’t ask for anything better than a summer in Greece!

  • 4 weeks ago

    Wow how exciting!! I’ve heard that Greece is beautiful and it certainly looks that way from the pictures. Wishing you all the best and I hope you have a fantastic time there!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thank you so much Jenny! It’s more gorgeous than I imagined.

  • 3 weeks ago

    This is a beautiful post. I know how it feels to quit your day job to do something you love and all I can say to you is “You Go Girl!”
    Have fun in Greece πŸ™‚
    Greetings from Accra, Ghana.

    http://beeinstylish.blogspot.com

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thank you so much Belinda! Definitely the best feeling. πŸ™‚

  • 3 weeks ago

    Ah amazing! I just read your Santorini post before checking out this one and it sounds like a great trip you have planned. Greece is such a fabulous place, you’re going to have so much fun! And good luck in your new role and reaching your future goals too! πŸ˜€

    Samio
    http://www.samio.co.uk/

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thanks so much Samio! It’s going to be an amazing new adventure (hopefully haha). πŸ˜‰

  • 3 weeks ago

    Wow, congratz! I’m currently in that before-quitting phase. Seeing you all happy makes me feel a little encouraged! Can’t wait to read all your upcoming stories πŸ˜€

    • Emily
      2 weeks ago

      Thank you so much Carol! It’s a big step for sure.

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