Have you ever seen your ‘dream job’ in an ad and get really excited about it. Well I have…I saw that ‘dream job’ this week and at first I didn’t fully appreciate the impact it would have on me. Nor did I ever imagine that I would be able to simply let it pass.
You see the ‘dream job’, the one I saw advertised this week, the one that made my heart go giddy up, the one that made me stop and think…think about where I currently am and what it is that I really want out of life. It’s the ‘dream job’ for a different me and part of me mourns the loss of that her, because it means letting go of something that was so important to me and recognising that I have moved on. Its as though I am looking across at a parallel me…
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I kept the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.
~ The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
I took the road less travelled and I am in fact living my dream, I am my own boss and I am able to create frameworks that enable people to be closer to where it is that they want to be, closer than they were yesterday. I love seeing my clients succeed!
So yes my heart skipped a beat and I got excited about a whole different set of possibilities and then I stopped, I paused and looked at all that I had and all that I have accomplished and I looked careful at who I am and you know what…I am living my dream.