The following is a post I wrote on Tuesday morning at 4am.
I couldn’t sleep and was inspired to write.
Today I left my job.
After 10 years with the same company in the same job, it was time to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.
I had set a goal to leave my job by the end of 2015, but back in August the company announced a restructure of our department and I was given the option of a new job with unfavourable conditions, or a redundancy package. I took the latter.
So here I am at 4am, unable to sleep because of mixed emotions: excitement that I have finally left work and will not return to the workforce for a while, and also disbelief that this has actually happened! For the first time in my life I do not have a job! I’m unemployed!
If my redundancy had occurred five years ago, I would have been a complete mess.
But today, there is so much excitement about what lies ahead. Although I have a few exciting plans for 2015, largely my life is in the hands of the universe.
Universe, it’s time to show me what you’ve got!
What I am looking forward to the most is the different turn that my unbusy journey may take.
When we experience a life changing event it’s a good time to look deep within ourselves, and also at what is going on around us, to decide which path we will now take. It’s also a good time to let go of any tendency to control the next stage of our lives- if we don’t know what we want to do, let the universe do its thing and give us some guidance.
By taking the time to pay attention to what is going on in the present moment, we can uncover lots of information about what we should be doing next.
Paying attention, instead of keeping busy, means there is no room for distractions and noise that might try to convince us to stray from our journeys.
There is no room for regret of the past or fear of the future, or else we will miss what is going on in the here and now.
There is no room for second guessing ourselves.
For me, my life will be at its least busiest!
There will be more time for lingering, more time for pausing, more time for celebrating and more time for resting.
Now that I won’t be in paid work, I am peeling back the layers of busyness even more. What lies beneath the layers? Only time will tell!
Have you recently experienced a recent life changing event? Have you reached the crossroads of your unbusy, or even busy, journey? I’d love to know!
REMINDER: Don’t forget my upcoming December Challenge: 31 Days of Random Acts of Kindness. Contribute your suggestion for a random act, and look out for my upcoming PDF printouts to use for the challenge, starting December 1.