In a few days, I will be going back to my full-time job for a couple of months until the closure. For the past 8 weeks, I’ve been away recovering from major surgery.
Though there aren’t any changes that my coworkers will see, I am definitely different. I have transitioned from someone who had never had a major surgery to someone who has. And even though the procedure was uneventful – no problems, no abnormal recovery issues – the way I think about life and about where my life is going has definitely changed. I question why am I not getting paid for what I love to do. I question what’s the value of stability versus the value of happiness. I question if I can leave my comfort zone. But most of all, I wonder if I would regret my life choices had things not gone so well.
So, I’ve come up with a bare-bones plan for that next stage/transition in life that will be here in the next couple of months. I know that I need to take this time – really take it and use it – as the opportunity and life lesson that it is. But because I have seen my full-time company try to work out their own transitions, I’ve learned that although I am ready for this change, it will still come sooner than I realize. And so, I’m not stopping with a bare-bones plan: I’m creating a plan with details, and levels, and contingencies. And I’ve never been afraid of a beta test. The next couple of months should be interesting.