Last week I confirmed my _SocialStarters place for February 2016. I am so excited. I can’t believe that in 6 months time I will be starting a new phase of my life.
Looking back to when I started to get this ball rolling, I was surprised to find it wasn’t really that long ago. It was early June that I thought a career change was an option and totally possible. Going to the The Escape the City taster session turned my internal light back on. Thanks to the talk by Matt Trinetti and The Escape Manifesto I am on course for major lifestyle changes. All of this happened only a mere 7 weeks ago.
This isn’t to say that I have made spur of the moment decisions. I haven’t. The last 6 weeks have allowed me to take practical small steps in the right direction and thus provide me with the confidence to aspire for something much bigger, yet unknown. More importantly for me, I am okay with the idea of not knowing. This is a massive step change for me as I am someone who has previously been more comfortable with black and white.
I have done a hell of a lot of research and planning to get me to where I am, and I am feeling the benefits of the effort I have already put in. I feel more confident in my own ability and I am optimistic about what the future may bring.
My biggest concern revolves around not having the right people around me, so I have actively been taking steps to connect with different people. I have signed up for events and talks but the biggest benefit to date has been offering my skills on a pro bono basis. People are approaching me.
I have engaged with really interesting and inspiring people who have set up and run organisations I would never have come across. It’s been a fantastic opportunity and a great learning experience and I’m really excited about a project I have just been discussing with a potential new client.
Right now, the opportunities appear endless. For me, anything is possible. No problem is unsolvable, you just have to work out how to approach it and be determined to make change happen.