This is me right now.
I standing at the crossroads of life. There is so much I want to accomplish; so many places I want to see; so much I want to learn; too many things to possibly experience in one’s lifetime, but I can try!
What are my options? Well, I could go straight ahead down the path I am currently on, which would involve more and more 50+ hour weeks, 12 hour shifts and late nights at work. It would involve perhaps a little bit of a challenge, but not much, and a lot of monotonous mind melting activity. No. I’m pretty much over trying to ‘make the most out of a bad situation’. It’s time to face reality. I just don’t enjoy my job anymore. In fact, I’m pretty miserable. And that takes a lot of courage for me to admit.
After much soul searching and deliberating, I decided that it was time to practice what I preach. So I plucked up the courage, trusted my instincts and I handed in my notice at work! I’ve another 6 weeks left at my company. This means I’ve 6 weeks to decide which direction my life is heading.
To use one of my most hated phrases, the world is my oyster! For the first time in months, I feel liberated. I feel adventurous. I feel nervous. But most of all, I feel happy.
I received the most wonderful email off my friend Jen this afternoon. Jen advised me to write down ‘an unadulterated list’ of everything I love, my passions and my priorities for right NOW. She reminded me that a job or career isn’t ‘for life’ anymore. Her email was a friendly reminder to not let anyone influence my decisions regarding my future. It is all about me.
So here I am, on a Saturday afternoon, crayolas in hand, ready to scribble down my ‘Things I Love’ list. It all starts today. I’m excited, albeit slightly anxious, to discover what I probably should already know about myself, my passions and my dreams. I can’t wait to see where the next 6 weeks will lead me to!
Let’s do this.