Sunday Column (229)

I learned a lot the last week. Since I got a lot of time to reflect, I think a lot about life, what is important to me and what I have learned so far. Where do I want to go, who do I want to be?

I am free falling. I am going to work on a few projects in August to see what I enjoy, to earn money and to keep going. There is no need to pretend to do something that isn’t or to be someone you are not. You are you and it is time to move on, to make a life!

Focus is very important. Eliminating noise. Showing and receiving love from your family. I spent a lot of time with my boys over the last week and I would like to continue to do that in the future. I am not sure if that is feasible and possible. I’d like to have more flexibility in doing what I do. And, I like to be choosy in who I am working with, eliminating the people that are not nice. I would like to be happier, more content and more me. Actually very simple. And I don’t believe this is asking for too much.

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No, this doesn’t exclude a career or full time position. This mustn’t mean I go freelance. It means I am free falling. I feel like a cliff diver in the first third of his fall, realising he needs to use the moment to fully focus on the enjoyment he has. Because there is one thing he already knows: he will hit the water very shortly! So let’s eliminate the certainty for a moment and focus on the task at hand.

We attended a wedding this weekend. For the first time in many years, my wife and I stayed at a hotel without the kids, could enjoy a party and a good one it was. Friends of ours who met at our wedding almost six years ago got married. I love a good get-together, ceilidh, fun, and catch up with friends. What a laugh.

It is interesting to compare interests, life style and opinions pending people’s age, whether they are married, have children, are retired, etc. Focus changes in life, as above mentioned, you focus on things that are important for you in your life, and at your stage of life, pending your circumstances. Simple really.

Life is about enjoying those moments, no matter how long they are. It is like free falling and knowing it all comes to an end eventually.

Lets get on it!
Volker