When I was young, I was always on the go. While I might be slowed from time-to-time, I couldn’t be stopped. Challenges were speed bumps, not walls. My teens were simply a transition to my early twenties. Life was grand.
But time continued to move forward and something changed.
It’s funny that here I sit in the twilight of my thirties wondering why I so callously ignored the advice to hold on to my youth. To stay fit. To enjoy each moment. You see, I guess when you’re invincible you don’t know what it’s like to lose something until it is lost.
Even when my invincibility started to wane, I was oblivious. First there was the broken ankle playing soccer. Then there was the ruptured ACL playing softball. Each was a catastrophic injury that I never quite recovered from. And most recently, something in the “good” leg went while I was jogging (more like a fast walk) down to first base.
And poof. Here I sit, with a bum wheel, and a sudden realization that I’m truly not invincible.
With the proliferation of unauthorized credit card changes over the years, I guess you could say I’ve been relatively lucky. Sure I’ve had my fair share of calls from different financial institutions advising me that their crack team of security specialists have discovered something and therefore I need a new card. And while that’s always been a headache at the time, I’ve always appreciated that added sense of security when it comes to my money.
Unfortunately, today is the day that all changed.
While getting some of my financial house “tidied” this morning, I did my usual check of banking and credit card statements online to ensure I knew where I not only stood money wise, but to ensure that the charges were all legit. That’s right, even though I’d never had an issue, I’ve always tried to stay on top of everything to ensure I was always above water.
When I discovered I was transitioning into the world of funemployment (or #funemployment as I’ve been apt to call it on social media), I set myself a timeline to ensure I gave my soul some time to heal and ensure I didn’t fritter away all my severance before finding the next big thing.
I wanted to travel, and travel I did. I went on a cruise, I rode a train, I spent time in Toronto and I just got back from England. Heck, I’ll be off to Calgary in a couple of weeks too.
I wanted to learn, so I signed up for Hootsuite University to help soothe my passion for social media and diligently set myself forward to better understanding the medium. And I can proudly say that I’m now a Hootsuite Certified Professional. And as I want to further my knowledge of the adult learning function, I’m starting to explore the world of design & development to supplement my understanding of facilitation & delivery.
Yet now it’s time to start that next transition. It’s time to look for that new opportunity. It’s time for me to commit to finding that next great opportunity and transition back into the world of being happily employed. (there’s more to read below)