I went to bed with career and woke up with lifestyle. Can this actually happen? For me I believe it did. I literally went to bed all about my career and woke up wanting a different life at the age of 45.
Not sure if you are the same but, up until the birth of my daughter (2014), my life was all about career. I loved to work and educate myself (I still do). I completed my Masters in Management while working full time in 2012 and was always looking for the next challenge and ways to continue to grow in my professional career and as a person.
I decided to have my first child rather late and it took me over 3 years and 8 cycles of IVF to fall pregnant (a whole other story). During this journey, my Step-Father of 35 years died from a severe head injury and this event rocked my family to the core. It has affected us all in different ways and as a result, has changed the way I look at not only the meaning of life but how fragile life is. No doubt this event as the years have passed is shaping the direction I am traveling. I now want to create a lifestyle that is flexible so I can “smell the roses” so to speak, as life is just too short to be bogged down working long hours.
Returning to Work
Since returning to full-time work early 2016, I have felt my life has been one big blur!!! It’s probably been the most difficult time, as I started to realize through many stories from other people I know, that there is a better way to live life to ensure that I can spend more quality time with my daughter before she goes off to school.
As a full-time working mum I had this overwhelming feeling of guilt about sending my daughter to childcare for a good portion of the week. There is obviously nothing wrong with sending your child to childcare, but for me, I have had this constant niggling feeling in the pit of my stomach that I wanted something different. I wanted to do this differently as she will be the only child I will have the opportunity to do this with.
For me, this is extremely important and I personally want to be present in these very formative years. Not only that, but I want to have choices and options moving forward into her school days. I don’t want to miss any of the important milestones along the way because I have to be at work. How many of you have thought about that too?
So I started looking at my Plan B. What I mean by that is, I started asking myself the question, is there something I can do to escape the traditional 9 to 5 working day? Is there a way that I could spend quality time and enjoy the zero to five years with my daughter while earning an equally good income? So I decided to look at starting up a home-based business or being able to do something that gives me more flexibility and more options.
The reason why I am looking these home-based business solutions is so that I have no regrets. I know that I will never get this time back with her. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to create a life they want. The hardest part of that statement is knowing how to do it. I am now committed more than ever to ensuring that happens. In order for this to work, I have gone back and started to re-educate myself on how to do that.
With over 20 years experience in teaching, management, leadership, mentoring, sports administration and coaching. I know the importance of investing in my education to ensure that I continue to grow personally. I am constantly wanting to be inspired and make a difference, even if it is just for one person. If I can just help change one person's life, I will be satisfied.
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