Show Notes: Ep #15 Choosing Life’s Course
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Saying screw it to my life!
(From SailingBritican.com) Have you ever had a situation when things get so bad that you just can’t handle them anymore? You’ve toyed with making a change for years, but never did anything and then one day you feel as if you’re going to burst if something doesn’t change?
Well, I’ve been living like that for years. And ironically, I’ve made massive changes to my life, yet they haven’t been enough. Let me give you a very quick update on where I was, where I am now and how I’m finally saying screw-it. (You’ll eventually discover how my decision to sell all my possessions, buy a 56′ Oyster and take my hubby and daughter on a sailing trip of a lifetime happened.)
If the journey isn’t good then the destination won’t be rewarding either
Thankfully I woke up and realized that if the journey isn’t good then the destination won’t be rewarding either. This whole idea of working hard until your 65 and then you can relax is a total joke. Everyone I’ve met that worked hard either dies once they retire or loses their sense of purpose and falls into deep depression. And then they wonder why they spent years being miserable!
Not for me. No way. I took a jump off the end of the rat race pier. Are you wondering what happened once I did?
I quit the rat race and then found true happiness – errrrr, not really!
Well, I’d love to say that my life become fun, enjoyable and full of great experiences but it didn’t. Just because you change the scenery YOU don’t change. I thought that if I removed the thing that made me so miserable, my job, that I’d instantly be happy. Not the case.
It took a while, but I eventually realised that I had to change me. I had to change what I thought about me, my life, the world and my relationship with me, my life and the world. What a growth spurt. An emotional journey that lead to some low lows and some high highs. That’s another story too.