Fear and uncertainty are not bad things. Fear and uncertainty do not hold us back. Fear and uncertainty elevate us to a world we could never go on our own.
Today was my last day of being employed by one singular institution. It was a remarkably grey depressing day. February showing us the worst she has to offer. And I am all the stronger for it. It was comforting though coming home. So that’s one good sign, the new place is providing some comfort to my weary soul.
I had the honor of personally thanking my colleagues for my fortune in having worked with them through the years. I had one last lunch with my team. And I was delighted to catch up with an acquaintance I hadn’t seen in five years over coffee. In addition to all this were gifts, a card and even donuts. As good a last day as any one person could hope for and I store it in my memory happily for future reflection.
Starting tomorrow I work for myself. Well actually eventually if all goes well I’ll work for a limitless pool of people but at least tomorrow I work for myself. I believe in myself and I actually have a pretty extensive tool box of skills, experience and imagination that will allow me to be successful.
Fear and uncertainty are there. But I gladly put those in my tool box as well. For both will assure that I do the best that I possibly can. Dealing with them will make me stronger, more resilient, more capable. I will be methodical and act with great purpose. And have fun doing it.
I am definitely looking forward to being my own boss. It will be a lot of work but I will learn a lot and frankly, having worked for “big business” it will be a refreshing dose of freedom and reward that comes with being self employed.
On the home front the constant rain has turned the yard into a swamp. Nothing bad but not much to look at. Bee day is Saturday so I should have more to share on Sunday – let you know how that goes.
Stay warm folks. Talk to you later.