Opportunity Knocks

This time last week, I wrote about trying to keep the faith at a time when life isn’t working out quite how you want it to. It turns out that someone out there was listening and suddenly I have a whole host of opportunities and some serious decisions to make.

This is the first time in my career that I really have a free choice about what I do next and that is, in equal parts, exhilarating and terrifying. But I suppose that’s not strictly true; I made one of the hardest choices I was ever going to have to make a year ago when I decided to resign my commission and leave the military. That was such a massive leap of faith – I had no idea how things would work out but I knew I needed to leave and do something else.

So here I am, with choices. When I started to think about what I was going to do, I really quickly felt overwhelmed by all the different considerations – how do you start to weigh up all the different costs and benefits and think about how different opportunities might work out? So I took a deep breath and tried to think about what drives me, what really motivates me. And I remembered a conversation I had with a friend when I first decided to leave the military: I wanted experiences. I wanted to be old and to have stories to tell…of adventures and excitement and a life well-lived.

Well, then, suddenly it was easy. I knew exactly what I needed to do – well, not exactly, I still need to work out a few details – but I am going to take a risk and do something amazing!

6 comments

  1. This is great! I wrote an article on pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone and all the amazing things that come from it and it seems like that’s exactly what you did. “I am going to take a risk and do something amazing!” Brilliant!

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  2. Woohoo, this is exactly what this time is for Vix, can’t wait to hear all about it! You enjoy the freedom to be able to do this 😀 xx

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