Life: Version 2.0

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Foggy with limited visibility

It’s been a really long time since my last thoughtful post. I am feeling extremely scattered and totally not on top of things. Between my new gig, the holidays, and RL in general, I am having trouble getting grounded. Everything is foggy and unclear – and I have limited or no visibility in my life right now.  The leap of faith I recently took seems more like a headfirst dive into an icy lake. My prescription for myself is to walk for an hour per day – preferably at dawn and to be thankful for the opportunity to do better each day.

Wish me luck.

Life Choices – all mixed up in overthink

Dear Mom –

It has been so long since you and I had a chance to talk about things. I miss your insights, humor – but most of all, Love.

I am standing at a major crossroads in my life and I am SO confused. The more I think about it, the more confused I get. I am one who usually trusts my instincts but now they are all mixed up in the “overthink” that I have been doing. I wish I had someone to talk to about this. What am I supposed to do?

Don’t get me wrong, I am very grateful for everything that life has given me, and I continue to prosper. I just can’t seem to find what it is that I passionately want to do. Have I supressed who I am for so long that I am unrecoverable? How come so many people know what it is that they should be doing, yet I don’t? I am not stupid – as a matter of fact I am pretty darn smart.

If you can, please send me some inspration, a sign, or even some clear direction on what I should do with my life. I could really use the guidance.

I miss you an love you always.

Love, Susan

Zen and the art of change

This has been a tough week for me. Making a major lifestyle transition is not easy, there are so many unknowns and that really makes me uncomfortable. Resigning from a very stable job with excellent benefits to this is a major gamble. I have been nervous and worried all week and I am trying to simply take it one day at a time – taking things as they come. The good news is that I have resumed my morning walks (at 4:30 am) and that seems to be helping.

My challenge right now is to not chicken out and give this a little more time.

Thankful for Thirty: Day 15: Courage

After 20 successful years of working for non-profit organizations, I have decided to leave the Association world and try my hand at consulting. I have joined a very small, women-owned company to head up their Internet and new media strategy efforts.
I am scared and excited at the same time – this is a huge change for me, both professionally and personally. I am climbing off the corporate ladder, giving up my CIO title and all that goes with it in the name of creativity, flexibility, and the ability to innovate.

Today I am thankful for having the courage to make such a significant change in my life – and I hope this leads to many more.

Hard to transition from ‘do’ to ‘write’ mode

the past few weeks have been insane. A series of medical tests, my daughter was sick, I quit my job…

Did I just say I quit my job? Yeah, I did.

After 20 years of working in traditional office, I walked away from my big executive CIO and VP title to work with a very small consulting group. I am more excited (and scared) than I have ever been. But I know in my heart that I made the right choice.

Oh yeah, I even changed my hair (all women know that all major life changes must come along with new hair styles).

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