A week ago, I mentioned that I’d recently made a big decision about my future. I’ve been putting off writing about it, but it’s time to bite the bullet. Big deep breath in. Here goes…
I’m quitting my job.
I can’t believe how hard my heart was thudding as I typed those words! It seems so official now it’s in black and white!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reflecting on how much my life has changed since I took a sabbatical from my paid job. The change has been so extensive that I feel like I’ve transformed into a different person!
Pre-sabbatical, I was running a successful research consultancy but basically had no time for anything but work. I spent very little time with Lil’ L. I had no time to exercise and had no interest whatsoever in cooking. To me, cooking was simply an inconvenient interruption to my work.
Wow, haven’t I changed?
It’s not just my lifestyle that’s changed, but my values and priorities. I haven’t worked out exactly what I’m going to do yet, but I do know that I want my life to reflect the advice given by Gandhi
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”
I haven’t got the power to change the world, but I do have the power to change myself, so that’s where I’m going to start!
I haven’t worked out how I’m going to manage financially yet, and I definitely don’t want to have to rely on M for money but, for now, I’m cutting back on my spending as much as I possibly can.
I’ve got a few ideas of projects that I’d like to embark on, however I’m going to make sure that I focus on one project at a time. Better to emark on one project and get it finished, then start five and finish none (you can tell I’m talking from experience here 😉 )
I’ve read a lot of great books that have inspired me on making this change in my life. One such book is:
Based on interviews conducted by Trenna Cormack, this book is a collection of first hand accounts of 28 amazing people who have made positive changes at global, national, local and grassroots levels. The book is filled with passion. It’s thought-provoking, uplifting and, above all, inspiring.
Would you like a chance to read it yourselves? I don’t want my copy to sit on a bookshelf gathering dust. It deserves more than that. So, to commemorate the start of a new chapter in my life, I’m going to give away my copy to one of you lovely people 🙂
There are two ways to enter the giveaway:
1. Leave me a comment below
2. Tweet the giveaway, and leave a comment below to let me know that you did so.
A winner will be chosen at random next Friday, 4th May at 5pm GMT. The giveaway is open to everyone, no matter where you live.
Good luck everyone! x