Many of you might have guessed this, but I'm typically pretty well organised; running around after two boys and a baby as well as running my business means that to get anything done, I need to have a multitude of lists and to make the most out of every minute. Therefore it would come as no surprise that when it came to the arch nemesis of all parents of school aged children - the School Holidays - that I had a plan. It involved a delicate balance of travel, work, time with the kids, time to study and occasionally, time for me. I should have known better.
Twelve months ago I was cruising; I had worked out what my ideal life looked like, down to the how the day felt. I could smell the grass and the dew on my morning run.
Little did I know three weeks later I would be facing a very different reality.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They already somehow know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs, Stanford University Commencement Speech 2005
That was my AH-HA moment.