My "new life" one week in…

books-2560206_1920So, it’s October – the 6th of October to be exact – and here I am, a week into my “new life”, the one where end up healthy, wealthy, wise and happy, or at least that’s the plan.  So how am I feeling?  If you’d have asked me that Monday the answer would have been panicked.  I woke up with no job to go to, no emails that had to be answered, no one I needed to call or tell what to do.
It was the strangest feeling.   I was convinced I’d made the wrong decision and that I needed to start looking for a job, any job, before my life was over.  Seconds later, I decided that no one would ever hire me after they realised I’d quit my job without having another to go to willingly – what type of person would do that? – and just wanted to hide. Continue reading “My "new life" one week in…”

Healthy, Wealthy, Wise = Happy?

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As well as sharing the every day things I love and love doing, one of my reasons for starting this blog was to chart my journey from employee to self-employed person with a better work life balance and more control over my day to day living.  You can read more about why I made the decision here.
With the new month rolling around tomorrow, I am now on the final month’s countdown to this new life, which I hope will not just be about the work I do but also about how I live my life.  I want what I’ve heard others call a sea change, a way to live differently.  A way that will make me truly happy.    Continue reading “Healthy, Wealthy, Wise = Happy?”

Decisions, decisions

32Just over a year ago, I took a new job – a promotion with my current company.  It was a strange time, making the decision to accept the role as I wasn’t sure it was right for me but it seemed like too good an opportunity to turn down.
Why not for me?  It meant managing staff for one, something I hadn’t done much of before and hadn’t really enjoyed when I had.  Then there was the volume of work and the amount of potential travel involved.  I talked all these through with my manager (who I would be replacing as she’d also been promoted), family and friends.
My manager reassured me the support would be there and the amount of travel would be down to me.  My family and friends said if I didn’t try, I wouldn’t know….one person in a similar position had taken the “no” route and regretted it ever since, convinced she could do a better job than the person who eventually got it.   Continue reading “Decisions, decisions”