It was time to get away, have a break, reflect on the past 6 months.
In December I left the career I loved, having to deal with the fall out from a rather unpleasant experience, 6 months down the line, I’d managed, incredibly, to survive.
I sit now, ready for the next adventure, the next step in life. I’m at the point in my mid 30s that I’m wondering what I want to do next. Teaching has sprang to mind, so has lecturing, maybe working in Sales, but the creative part of me always makes a strong presence.
I spent a week in Dubai recently, I traveled on my own, which for many people who know me, is a huge deal. It took me years to get over my fear of flying and sometimes, it does rear its ugly head, but the 7 hour flight to Dubai was fine, enjoyable in fact.
I spent a week with friends, having plenty of “me” time to reflect and think about the past 6 months and the next. As you get older you realise that life is too short, too short for back stabbers, and friends who, don’t actually bring anything to the table. The other side of the coin is that you are the only one that can change your life, make your life, make your career.
On my return I was dubious about going back to work, but I’ve set myself a target that at the end of summer, by September this year, I want to be back in a career. I miss my weekends, I miss my evenings, I’m constantly tired, although I realise being on my feet is good for me.
I want to really get my teeth into my house and by winter install a log burning stove.
I would always suggest if people are on their own and considering going away to just do it. It’s a great way of relaxing, being by yourself, making your own decisions, not having to please everyone and having that time to reflect on your own issues and dreams.
I don’t want to be out of the creative game for so long, I’ve kept my hand in with Digital and Marketing but love to use the mind to create, especially when it comes to advertising and radio.
Watch this space….