Most people who know me, know I have spent the last 3 years working hard in various projects for my employer. This has been a wonderful experience where I learnt a lot, made heaps of new friends and achieved some great things. I spent time working in the USA, and got to explore some great landmarks on both the east and west coasts! It has been a good ride.
However, as they say, all good things must come to an end and for me, the good times dried up over a year ago. I have persisted in trying to rekindle that spark, but the reality became my work/life balance was more a "work=life" equation. I was spending progressively less time with my wonderful family, and even less time with my friends or indulging in activities I value and derive a lot of pleasure from, such as SCUBA diving. So I made a tough decision and resigned.
My original plan was to use the time between work commitments to fulfil a long-term goal (some might say "dream") to become a SCUBA instructor. The course was booked, arrangements made, travel planned and paid for. We were going to Port Vila, Vanuatu! Note all this is past tense. Less than one week from signing off at my last job I had an accident and badly broke my shoulder. All plans cancelled.
So now there is this void between what I had planned, and the reality of the current situation. I can't even tie my own shoelaces or drive a car at the moment, let alone engage in anything as onerous as diving. Consequently I have entered a bit of a holding pattern whilst I wait for my body to heal. I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to do with all this free time, but overhauling my personal website has been on my to-do list for a while. Mind you, typing with one hand for short periods has meant it has taken the better part of 2 weeks to do what should've been possible in a few hours!
The next chapter in my life has been hidden behind a veil of injury at the moment and I eagerly look forward to seeing what, and more interestingly, how that chapter unfolds!