One year later

One year later…

It is Friday night again, and I am settling back into my European routine…

Paris Friday to Sunday. London, Geneva during the week and soon to be throwing Milan into the mix as a promise of Dolce Vita…

I am almost reaching the first year anniversary of my leaving the well-oiled ranks of corporate machinery to embark on a more personal journey.

In the last 9 months I have moved East, started testing my 15 year-old corporate skillset by joining the ranks of the entrepreneurs and finally given in to a long time repressed passion for writing….

Months have come and gone.

They were composed of some of the greatest professional highs of my working life.

Every small success, contact made, contract signed, door opened, mind boggling interview, every word written, compliment received became a reason to celebrate and a moment to cherish.

This precious inventory compensated for some of the darkest moments – born from frustration, disappointment, tiredness and, surprisingly, betrayal from the least expected places.

Back in Europe, reconnecting with old friends and colleagues, reflecting and pondering during my now familiar Eurostar ride…  What is to be remembered from this first year of transformation?

Choice is a luxury that only a few seem to have.

Find your inner truth, follow your heart, rock the boat, jump, they say.

Reality then strikes… you have to pay your mortgage, raise your kids, beware of the economic environment, survive.

Entrepreneurship is supersized work experience – it brings more work, more stress, more doubts, more loneliness.…

And more passion, more energy, more purpose… more testing of your real strengths and overall more rewards.

So what is to be said after just one short year? One thing only:

Just do it !