It happened a few months after I found my Recreation Planning career had come to an end. I was sitting in my home thinking "if I sat here all day, no one would give a damn". The only person who could do anything about it was me. But what?
I had recorded some of my leisure philosophies in my book "Enjoy Being You". A team leader for a large private company said she loved the book, that she was having real stress problems with her team and could I run a workshop based on my book? 'Why not?' I thought. I said 'yes' and hastily put some material together. The workshop was an outstanding success in every way. I had not re-invented my life, life had begun to re-invent me.
From your mid-life on, any life change is going to be significant, one you will consider with great care. You will be considering not so much what you have done but what you have the potential still to achieve. You will want to be aware of all your talents (known and latent), abilities and passions that creatively express and drive the real you. Only then will you be ready when a new road opens along which you might travel - and perhaps, as I did, 'a road less travelled'.
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