never stop moving is my new mantra. This past January I was forced to “given the opportunity” to decide whether or not I was going to continue my career within a company that I had given 11 years to or to move along with my severance package and look for something new. I chose to look for something new take an extended vacation. After about three months I started to get bored and thought I should decide on what my next career step would be. I decided to go back to school and upgrade my education. So six courses later (and a practicum left to do) I’m now in the middle of August. Now what? I find that when I take too much time to start thinking about the next step I being to find ways of procrastinating. Not good!
Never Stop Moving! I need to find another corporate ladder to climb and soon. So my goals for the next two months are to complete my practicum so I can graduate by November and apply for a gazillion jobs (one of which will be what I’ve been looking for all my life…or so I’m hoping). My commitment to myself is to keep moving forward. I listened to a success cd recently where the interviewee talked about the Principle of Five. Basically it means doing five things everyday that will help you achieve your goals. If you have an axe and take five whacks a day to cut down a tree, even the largest tree in the forest will eventually fall. I like the analogy and hence I’m incorporating the principle into my life.
Not only am I changing careers, I’m moving to change my status from eternal bachelor to happy married guy. It’s been a long journey to marriage and I’m almost there! I’ve got the awesome girl that I’m in love with; I know her bad and good habits; my family loves her; she’s smart, sexy, and good to my friends. You’d think it’d be easy to take the next step with someone like that. But not for me! Nope, I’ve had a fear of commitment some issues in the past but I’m ready to move forward and seal the deal.
First obstacle, the ring. She said she likes “simple” but simple is not as simple as simple sounds! Lucky we went around to a few places and finally found something close to what she liked. Then, of course, we went to more places where she eventually found what she really liked. But not totally. In my opinion, it’s all about the customization for girls. Can’t just take something off the rack so to speak. That’s what a guy would do though. I’m supposed to pick it up this week. Made from scratch. Hopefully it’s exactly what she wants (or heads will roll…maybe mine?).
The first step in overcoming life’s obstacles is to, well, take a first step. I’ll let you know how the ring thing goes. Next obstacle is the proposal. She wants nothing that draws attention to her. I want something that will rain down attention. I’m going to win this one.