To say it’s been an interesting week would be an understatement.
On Wednesday, I was offered a writing gig that could potentially change the face of my business. It was full-time, on-site, with a client that could unlock numerous doors for the future.
On Thursday, my grandfather passed away. We were very close: He loved adventure and was gambler and moonshiner. So that should give you an idea of the kind of character he was. He taught me to play poker and chess.
And today (Friday), is my birthday. My 35th, if you’re wondering.
These events have compelled me to pause and think about my life. What am I doing? Where am I headed? What should I do more and what should I discard in my life? That kind of thing.
While the things I’ve been reflecting on aren’t new to me or to anyone who knows me, it’s nice to revisit them from time to time to make sure that what you believe still holds true.
I love what I do. My clients are awesome. The topics I get to write about are compelling. And the freedom and fulfillment I get from this work is unbelievable. I can’t see myself trading it for an on-site, year-long project. Although the project offered was certainly compelling, I would be giving up too much. I needed to think seriously about it, since it had the potential to be a significant opportunity, but I would be giving up too much.
And thinking beyond my career, I have a very fortunate life. It hasn’t always been easy, and I’ve worked insanely hard to get where I am today, but I’ve been rewarded with great family and friends and good health. Every day I have plenty of reasons to smile.
What more could anyone ask for?