Happy New Year everyone, welcome to 2019 & my very first blog of the year… well actually it’s the only blog I’ve ever done so please bear with me!!
The 1stof January always brings with it a fresh opportunity to start again. Honestly, who doesn’t take 5 minutes on Hogmanay to think about the year gone by? What did I experience? What did I learn? How do I feel? What am I going to do differently this year?
YOU have a choice. In the time it takes YOU to read this sentence – yes, right now –YOU can MAKE the most important resolution for 2019 for YOU. Look, I’ve even written it down for you. IT IS VERY SIMPLE.
🧡MAKE time for YOU 🧡
I’m hoping to share with you the ups & downs of my own personal journey as I ‘maketime4me’ this year. I’ve decided to set up my own social enterprise business after 24 years in the financial services industry & to make some pretty significant lifestyle changes. This was NOT in the career or life plan but as we all know too well, life doesn’t always go to plan.
This new career direction has created itself and evolved naturally after pressing pause on the ‘autopilot’ of life just 3 months ago! I am a great believer in the saying that ‘things happen for a reason’ so who am I not to take heed of where my instincts want to take me, even if it is just for a while?
In my mind, if I am sitting on Hogmanay at the end of 2019 knowing that a single person has related to my story and if by resonating with it, it has helped or supported them in some way & even inspired them to be just a little bit braver than they have ever been before, I will have succeeded.
Of course, I have no idea what the year ahead holds but what I do know is that I am expecting the unexpected & I’m just going to let my heart & soul lead the way!
So before I close my first ever blog (my teenage kids are going to be mortified) what I will share from the outset is:
I’ve NEVER been self employed,
I’ve NEVER been so brave – BUT,
I’ve NEVER been more determined & passionate to SUCCEED!!
I’m a self-confessed control freak,
I’m definitely a little scared – BUT,
I may never get the same chance to make a difference to people’s lives ever again so I’m going to give it my very best shot anyway.
Founder of ‘mytime4me’
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