Alice comes to a fork in the road and does not know which way to proceed. She sees the Cheshire Cat and asks:
`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ `That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.
`I don’t much care where–‘ said Alice.
`Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.
`–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,’ Alice added as an explanation. `Oh, you’re sure to do that,’ said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.’
(Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, 1866)
What are my goals? What am I passionate about? If money wasn’t a factor, what would I want to do with my time? What is my definition of success? What will excite me?
I am hoping to find the answers to these questions. I know I cannot continue in the 8-5 senseless monotonous rush of life without knowing why I’m doing it. I want to explore my other options.
I have officially left the financial comfort and security of my government post. Feels a bit like I just escaped prison. Marc has 8 working days left in his office job.
Its exciting but also scary. I feel a bit like Alice… Not knowing exactly where I want to go…
I know a few places I don’t want to be- One of them is being at a place where I am chronically exhausted and see no point in what I am doing.
I’m excited for a new chapter (or preferably a new book) and a bit of adventure!