Baggage Check

We all have complicated histories. When was the last time your past experiences informed a major decision you’ve made?

The last time? I don’t remember. I use to consider past experiences before taking major decisions. It’s a question of prudence.

When I decided to move to the States, it was certainly a jump to the unknown. I had no previous experience. But I weighted carefully the circumstances of the previous years of my life, the difficulties at my work place that had lead to my lack of health and I decided I couldn’t stand it any more and I needed a complete change. So I left everything and I moved. It was a good decision I don’t regret. I found a job and was happy over there.

Two years later I decided to return back to Spain because my father was sick and my family needed me.  Again my experience from the past had a lot to do with my decision.  First of all the experience of my father’s love. I wanted to be with him and help him. Second, the experience of my later job made me negotiate with my employer better working conditions to protect my health.

 Baggage Check.


Author: Olga Brajnović

Journalist and writer. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Author of a biography. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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