Wednesday, 27 July 2016

You Only Live Once






Today my youngest daughter, Kat, is taking the first steps towards a daunting new career.  After a decade of working as a business systems analyst she has decided she wants to do something completely different.

Eight years ago my eldest daughter, Sarah, left the British shores with her partner for a new life on the other side of the world in Australia.

I applaud them both.  I think everyone, to the best of their ability, should grab every opportunity that comes their way.  Sometimes it may seem selfish but at the end of the day you only live once.

I may not be the most outgoing, gregarious type of person but I do like to think that I have made the most of any challenges or opportunities that came my way.  I tried to be true to myself and if I was unhappy in a role I would do something to change the situation.  Life is too short to be miserable. My weakness was not really knowing what I wanted to do career wise and so I ended up doing lots of different things.  But I do know that if you really want something and have a goal in sight then why not go all out to achieve it?

Don't worry, normal service will resume tomorrow when I shall no doubt be blogging about cycling, the garden or food. 

16 comments:

  1. They both look happy smart and beautiful, they must be brave too, i know you are.

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  2. Your daughter is absolutely correct. There is no point in staying in a position when your desire is to be elsewhere and doing something different.

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    1. Life is too short and precious to be unhappy. She wants to have an adventure.

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  3. What beautiful little girls they were!

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    1. I agree but then I'm biased!

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  4. Last night I was talking to a young man who's just graduated with a Law Degree. He has no idea what he wants to do in life, but does know that he doesn't want to become a Lawyer. The world is his huitre.

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    1. A law degree should stand him in good stead. I envy those people who know exactly what they want to do in life.

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    2. I got a Law Degree and knew by the end of the first year I didn't want to be a lawyer, but it is no bad thing to have.

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  5. I love Nancy Sinatra's version of the song.

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    1. I'm not familiar with that one, I shall look it up.

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  6. I'll just say that again.

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  7. Yes absolutely. Life's too short spending time doing things you dont want to do. Move on and grab the nettle.

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    1. I'm glad I did, even if I got stung a few times.

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  8. "Carpe diem"
    You have beautiful girls!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Thank you Maria. They will always be my 'little girls'.

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