Are you happy with the path your life has led you? Are you satisfied with your job? Does your personal life work for you? I know, serious and heavy questions. But I suspect we all have to face them in some form or other at some point in our lives. If you had to start over, with a job, relationship or whathaveyou, could you do it? How would you do it?
This question has touched my life recently in that I’ve been watching my husband face those questions. Because of the economy he’s facing some serious life changes. And it’s made me look at him in new ways. Our menfolk are supposed to be the strong ones, the stoic heroes in our lives. They are not soft. They are bold and impeccable. Yet really, we all know they are the ones who fall the hardest and need the most support. He’s facing the tough questions, and I’m asking myself those same questions as he learns the answers, good, bad or ugly.
So what about you? Have you ever thought about the challenges that would go into starting a new career? Starting over in a new relationship after many years in a secure one, either in business or personally? Do you think you could do it, or would you prefer life just remain as it is, steady on course and never changing?
I’ve always thought I liked my life as it is. I have a job I enjoy, my family is well and I’m basically happy. But life has a way of forcing us to meet challenges at any turn. I guess I won’t know if I’m up for it until I’m in the thick of it, but if I’ve learned anything by watching my husband, I do welcome the challenge when it arrives.
Starting over can be scary, but many people do it because they have to, or even because they want to. I’d love to hear your story about starting over, the trials and the rewards. It’s a part of life, isn’t it?