Well, I did it!! I've set the ball rolling to retire from my day job after thirty years! If all goes well, I'll walk out the door for the last time ninety days from today. And I've got to be honest…even though I'm looking forward to it, it is a little scary. What will I do with all my free time? Will I spend too much of it alone? Without the pressure of managing two careers, will my natural tendency to procrastinate come to the forefront and I'll get less done? What will my life be like? Will I be bored? This is one of the biggest changes I've ever faced!
And as such, it started me thinking about changes. We face them every day in one way or the other, yet what is it about them that cause them to be so frightening? Is it the uncertainty of not knowing the end result? Is it a case of we'd rather live with the devil we know than the one we don't…that we'd rather stay in our own little comfort zone no matter what the cost?
There have been times in my life when a change has simply forced me to regroup and approach a situation from a different angle. At other times, it's forced me to totally revamp my life and reinvent myself. And I have to admit, each one, even the ones I could've lived without, have caused some kind of growth in my life. Many have brought rewards that I'd not contemplated. And that's a good thing.
So as I prepare to sail into an unknown future, I'm trying to set my fears aside and hang on to that thought. I'm going to look at this latest change as a beginning, not an ending, and one that will bring unexpected benefits! (I hope!!!*g*) Wish me luck!!
That's it for this week!! Have a good one!