As I start this next chapter of my life, I am finding that it is really all up to me what my life looks like.
I have worked ever since I was old enough to babysit and have not stopped since. For the most part I have been lucky and have had some pretty good employers and jobs. I have been been blessed to not only have a great career but one that has allowed me to have a great life and experience the changes of the world of technology. I have had the opportunity to be a rising star and a be a leader in different business settings. I thrived in that environment, thought at times it was all consuming. There were sacrifices made by not just me, but my friends and family as well. At times I became my career and it became me.
Now that I am am unemployed and of a certain age, I am looking at the idea of moving back to a work in role of a worker bee rather than a leader. I suspect that it will be hard after years of being a leader, but it is now someone else’s time to shine. I want to leave at the end of the work day, knowing I did the best job possible for that time, but the work day is over and I get to leave. I no longer wish to be at my desk at 6:00 in the morning and still be there at 6:30 at night. More importantly, I don’t want my mind to race at night mulling over business problems and wondering how I can improve the situation. It is now my time to make a contribution in ways with my talents outside of my job. Those extra hours at work have a new place to go. I have in the given past, but my heart tells me it is now time to look at more and different ways to give back to my community. My creative muse is screaming to get out and play. The impulsive person in me, who has been under lock and key is just clawing to get out, and do something spur of the moment.
So as I celebrate five years blogging here at LookingOutTheWindow, I invite you to ride along on the next chapter as I explore life looking out a new window and what I find along the way.