This year has been full of surprising, complex situations: the restructuring of my company, the problems of a growing daughter together with my increasingly demanding son, legal entangelments, the death of my best friend who I had known for twenty years. And there are still two months to the end of the year so who knows what might happen?
These things taken combined and separately have made me think where I am going in life. Looking back there are few things I regret because they brought me to where I am now, I don’t think I want to live in such a rush. I want to have time to go for a walk, to drink a coffee while reading, enjoy the sunrise. I want to plan something and be sure there won’t be any unpleasant surprises at work that mean I won’t be able to do it.
I don’t want to say I didn’t try to change something but ended up back at the starting point frustrated at having failed.
This time I have decided to draw up a plan of what I want to change and what my life would look look like in 5-10 or more years. What forced me to do this? For a few months I witnessed changes taking place in my company, I saw people my age fighting to keep their positions or even worse successful people being fired and replaced by unscrupulous people who didn’t care about others. I asked the question; is that me in 15 years? if I would be fighting tooth and nail to keep my position? I can’t imagine this!
I can’t imagine leaving the office on a whim and going globetrotting around the world as I have two kids attending school and I couldn’t leave them or take them with me. So what now?
It took a while to prepare a plan I could follow and I would like to share it with you. And I want to share it for two reasons: first of all I would be more likely to implement it when I have support, secondly I hope to inspire you to get to know yourself and realise your own dreams and ambitions.