Isn’t ‘timing’ something? Good/ Bad Timing gets a lot of credit for things that happen in our lives – and I’m not sure that I buy into that. Sometimes, timing is just timing.
If you’re a reader of our blog, you know that we are both still working full time in the Oil & Gas corporate world. We plan on staying here as long as we can before we leave [we have to accomplish several things on the Champagne List before we go!].
However, this week – both of us have been presented with excellent career building opportunities. These are not flash-in-a-pan things, but rather the results of growing companies and time and work invested*. The shifts in our employment clearly open up our Calgary career paths in positive and unexpected ways. The path in front of us is clear, comfortable and stereotypically successful.
Honest Moment: This idea is attractive. We thought about it.
We allowed imagination to wander 2, 5, 10 years down the road that was opening up in front of us. Good jobs, great money, stability, big house, babies, yearly vacations…
But just for a moment.
Then we realized that lack of potential success was NOT what was driving us out of this city, this lifestyle. It was a desire for different adventures. So we called our realtor to come over: We’re dropping the price of our house AGAIN.
I’m glad that we have the occasional moments of wavering – because I think it forces us to keep on track for a reason. It keeps us motivated to continue pushing for the life we want.
Have you wavered in your decision to leave the familiar behind? Have you turned down opportunities for success because you wanted something different?
*Sorry for being vague – these are our actual jobs and we want to keep them private.