Over the last few months, since March, I've been hard at work re-inventing my life. I'm sorry that I haven't been sharing all the ups and downs here, the journey as it unfolded, but I think I have the time now to tell my story.
So let's start at the beginning, rewind to March:
Have you ever been going along in your life, ho-hum, knowing things could be better but content to just carry on, status quo? All wrapped up in the little dramas of your day-to-day? And then all of a sudden your status quo gets turned on end and you find yourself at the cliff's edge? That's where I was, at the cliff's edge wondering what my next move should be as a result of my job going from dull to stripped of anything worthwhile, boring as Hell and physically damaging.
I am not a zombie, and have always disdained those who live like zombies, mindlessly carrying on, indifferent. So I was a bit surprised by life's little slap in the face telling me to wake up, this is not all you are, be what you want to be.
After the initial excitement, I found myself walking in a wasteland of thought, overwhelmed by the need for change and uncertain which direction I should go. Everything was foggy, my greatest possible "job" passion (creating critters) isn't feasible as an income-maker and my other options weren't clear. I kept rubbing that crystal ball but it stayed murky... The help I teased out of "The Passion Test" was certainly great, but no road map came out of it. I was still waiting for my "Aha!" moment.
So, I knew I needed a change, a big career change. I knew I needed to make physical things in order to feel happy. And I knew I had many personal qualities that would make it highly likely for me to succeed in my chosen new life... but what WAS that life? I didn't know... yet.
~~to be continued~~