Starting Life Anew:
Every Day is Refreshingly Different

and Never Routine

 


A blog chronicling the up's and down's, trials and tribulations, fear and happiness of moving your life from the expected 9-to-5 job to a life of consulting. While it is a big and often scary decision, it is a time of discovery, rejuvenation and introspection that will help you remember who you are and who you were supposed to be. It's a wonderful journey.

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One year.

I opened my doors to consulting one year ago with all the fear, hesitation and hope that all new to the field face. I built my business on the eve of my father’s death, my mother’s accident injuries, my husband’s illness, two of my children in challenging life circumstances. I figured it all out on my own – with assistance from the Internet and generous others who told me the best ways to make it all happen.

One year.

I celebrated that year by toiling over a redesign of my Web site. I am rewriting my business plan, based on what I have learned. I am adding services, based on what I have freshly discovered that I love to do. And, I am stopping some services that caused me the most stress and heartache. I suppose this is all normal, but to me, it is exhilarating. It is wonderful to, at the middle of my career, learn things anew. It is exciting to test my skills differently. It is a larger achievement to finish a project – a sense of satisfaction that I lost in my daily 9-to-5 job. Life is no longer a checklist of things I need to get done. Every day is refreshingly different and never routine.

One year.

My children were once little people in the back seat of my car - my responsibilities for transportation and feeding. Amazing how 365 days has changed how I see them – fascinating, high potential young adults who make me very proud. They espouse my dream for them to be “properly weird” - independent-minded, accepting of difference, curious about their chosen passions and creative and fun.

One year.

I have hobbies again. Free time once consumed by only grocery shopping, paying bills and house cleaning has evolved into hours in the garden, writing and exploring my world afresh. My type A is now an A- - still learning the whole relaxation idea, but a lot closer than ever before.

One year.

I have worked with clients and learned amazing new things. I know more about autism, comparative oncology, how art can unite communities and overcome conflict, how Ivy League universities operate, how technology can equalize education and health care regardless of socio-economic status. It’s an amazing life when the journey creates opportunities to be consistently delighted. The rote is disappearing, and the amazement is being restored.

One year.

I have a long way to go in this consulting challenge I chose. A long way. But after only 12 months, I like the person I am becoming as much as I like the increased fulfillment I am experiencing in trying something new and very different. I hope and pray that in one year, I will be writing a two-year column. Thank you to everyone who has supported me. Please continue to help me flourish.

 

 

 

 

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