First, I would like to apologize for the sporadic posts lately. I have been preoccupied with creating and gathering all the necessary stuff I need in reference to my future career. I can tell you that the preparation is a lot of work, but in the end will be worth every minute I have dedicated to the plan. I am hoping to get back to a regular blogging schedule in the upcoming weeks.
I can’t wait to share the news with all of you. However, I don’t want to make any announcements until everything is in order and official. Yes, I am one of those Type A personalities that likes everything just so and gets impatient when obstacles get in my way. And trust me, this process has been like a marathon and I have hit the wall several times on this course. I would say that at this point I am at mile 20 and in the final stretch of the race with a 10k to go.
There’s so much truth in the saying that nothing in life that’s worth having comes easy. I just have to keep reading the following excerpt from Steve Job’s 2005 Stanford commencement speech to remind me that I will be making this career change for me and my family. The opinions of others do not matter and I need to learn how to diffuse the negative editorials.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
I am really excited about the next chapter in my life. It seems so close but yet so far away.
On a side note: I hope you have your internal clocks have adjusted to daylight savings. I can’t wait until Winter Solstice on December 21st passes and the daylight minutes start to add up again.
Have a wonderful day! Feel free to add your stories about the trials and tribulations of going for something you believe in and want – when others doubted your decisions or gave you pushback.