I’m not desperately unhappy in my job. The people are great and the money is well above average. I could carry on, and with the right level of commitment I would have a very successful career to look back on after retirement.
Something, however, was missing- is missing. My life feels monotone, not full of colour like the flowers in the photograph above. I’d not really noticed it before; for many years I described myself as happy and would not have contemplated a change, but then personal circumstances conspired together to bring me a new sense of clarity. The void that I had been avoiding for so many years came sharply into focus.
What to do with this new found clarity? I buried my head in the sand and pretended the feelings weren’t there for six, maybe even 12 months until I decided that the creative forces I had suppressed since childhood needed to be confronted.
In my next post I will write about the process I went through to start making some serious decisions and provide some tips on how you can do the same. What motivates people to make a career change varies massively. Some people are at the end of their tether, seemingly trapped in a meaningless existence, others are more like me, simply sensing that something is not quite right. Whatever the circumstances, the tips and ideas I set out in my next post should help you massively.
Until next time,