My current to do list is mental! In fact my head is so swimming with things I need to do, ideas and people to contact I haven’t even made my list yet. BUT… I am not stressed and best of all… I am really really happy!
Almost three months ago now I left my job to try it out in the big wide world on my own and so far I haven’t looked back. I had thought about it so many times, in past jobs and once even taken the plunge to travel around Asia for 9 months, but somehow I always ended up back in an office, working away on really exciting projects but still so far from my dream and what I have always wanted to do… work for myself.
NOW… I have more work to do than ever but every bit of it is just really exciting, I smile at the thought of the things I need to do, rather than wondering which bits I can get over and done with quickly. I wonder how I can find the time to savour every last bit of enjoyment from my job. OK maybe I am slightly exaggerating, there are things that have to be done that aren’t always the most fun, you worry about money when you don’t have that regular monthly pay check slotting nicely into your bank account and the future is scary and daunting, but I wouldn’t change it for anything right now.
So how did I get to this point… I made a decision and I stuck to it. We think we are making decisions all the time, but are we REALLY making decisions, decisions true to ourselves and only us, decisions to lead a life that is unique to us, our loves, our dreams and not just following the crowds, the norm, the status quo!
I was planning to quit my job, I kept waiting for the right time, when I had saved a bit, when it seemed a good point to move on, when I had more readers for my blog, more freelance work offers… but you could be waiting a lifetime.
Just make a decision and DO IT!
Now every day is different, my office changes depending where the nearest wifi is and flowing cups of tea (or champagne) and the work changes depending what is on offer, what I feel like and where my head is at.
Yes I have things I HAVE to do, but only because I have chosen to make them that way. Right now I HAVE to prepare for a conference at the weekend and I HAVE to write some blogs about a recent trip aboard a luxury cruise… but I am soo excited about both. I can barely contain my fingers on the keyboard to tap away and share my recent adventures, and the conference in the Isle of Skye this weekend is one step closer towards my ideas for a small business. I can’t wait!
So go on, stop wishing, thinking, wondering and just do it! Make that decision that could change your life for the better…
‘Rather than worrying about making the right decision, make a decision and make it the right one’
I dare you… and I bet everything will work out just fine. 🙂 x
I would love to hear your stories about what decisions you made and how it changed your life for the better.
This post was inspired by a book I am currently reading by Escape the City (READ IT!) and my moments of happiness when driving, typing, walking… when I just feel the need to stop and do this…