It’s a time of great change in my life again.
In short, I’m leaving full-time employment, and going freelance.
There are several reasons for this change, but the primary one is that I’m now in a position whereby this is a feasible option – it’s a model I’ve wanted to embrace for some time. I’ve had numerous requests to take my skills to various projects over the past few months (notably since the Tokyo Marathon, and then TEDxTokyo), and I feel it would be a waste to not embrace the opportunities being presented.
I must say, I’m delighted to be able to take this step, and thank all of those who are making this possible.
I’ll be blogging more about this in due course.
In other news, I’m happy to be running again, managing to get out several times over the past week. The knee that was giving me grief has been behaving itself – just have to take it slow and do adequate stretching.
Finally, I should soon have the footage from my BS-TBS TV appearance, broadcast on May 30th on that network, and subsequently on several other satellite channels. I’ve seen a short section of it, made me laugh! Hope it’ll make you laugh too.
Finally finally, I received an interview request from a weekly magazine last night – I think that’ll be my first appearance in print media in Japan.
I’l be making some changes to my site shortly. The legacy elements of TGW (including the top page) are an embarrassment, and the excuse that I just don’t have time to update it no longer holds water.
Watch this space!
I recall saying a few things about jobs and attitudes (particularly “honeymooning”) when you were over at our place awhile ago, and your response at that time was, shall we say, “awkward” at that time (like you were disbelieving or displeased with what I said). I can’t help but note that the job you were so excited and positive about lasted a very short time. I realize that you’re moving on to something which suits you better, but I have to imagine you wouldn’t be doing that if the honeymoon had lasted. I offer this not as an “I told you so,” (though it may sound that way), but merely as a matter of perspective about the ebb and flow of experience.
Good luck with our new endeavors. I hope they help you find your place in the world helping people and delivering something of value to those around you.
Great to hear from you .
Thanks for that, and I don’t take it as an ‘I told you so’, that wouldn’t be your style! These past 6 months have made for a really interesting, educational, and inspirational time. I really have learnt a lot through my work at WRP, and I’m very grateful for having had the opportunity to be a part of the company.
It’s been extraordinary how multiple happenings have converged on this one short period of time (as in a period of a couple of weeks). I mean, truly amazing, like when an job-offer email arrived half-way through a phonecall to a friend when I was talking about how ideally I needed one more source of income to allow me to go freelance. There’s been so much synchronicity it’s almost overwhelming.
Whilst of course this new work pattern brings with it some concerns, I’m really looking forward to being able to direct my energy in ways that are more in align with my personal interests – I believe that by doing this I can really make the most of life.
It’s a shame that I haven’t felt able to share more of the process behind this decision, as it’s been a hell of a rollercoaster!
Hope your plans are all coming together too, often think of you both .