I’ve been extremely lucky in that, throughout my life, people and opportunities have appeared at a time when I needed them most. Today was no exception.
I made a decision a while ago that I was going to take the risk, and it is my mantra and theme for 2015. The concept of risk to me is a rather alien one – I’ve always played it safe and followed the path that I believed to be expected of me rather than seeking out something that I actually wanted. As I look at my life, I am appreciative that I have a wonderful relationship, a supportive family and amazing friends and every evening I return home to be greeted by two little cats, a warm house and a cupboard of food. I’m lucky, and I would say that, in general, I’m happy.
However, as I age I become more conscious of the fact that life is short. With that in mind, I have decided to make an enormous change in my life and how I choose to live it, and I’m currently experiencing lots of feelings of elation and excitement, swiftly followed by anxiety, guilt and self-doubt. It has been an emotional roller coaster.
A random conversation with someone today has led to a huge development and opportunity that I hadn’t previously considered as I didn’t believe it was available to me. I found myself in the right place at the right time and talking to the right person – it has arrived at exactly the right time and has cemented that fact that what I am doing is the right thing.
The feelings of doubt still haven’t left and I’m not expecting them to for a while, but at least I know that I have the support of the ones I care the most about. I might fall flat on my face, but at least I can say that I tried.
After all, isn’t that what life is all about?
What about you guys? Has a chance conversation or meeting changed your direction in life?
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