Embracing Change

With the start of a new decade for many people the usual New Year’s resolutions and reflections extend beyond just the last year and into the last ten. 

Like everyone, for me, the last 10 years have seen ups and downs. Positives have included me leave teaching to do a post graduate qualification in coaching and mentoring, followed by me setting up a successful education consultancy business, which half way through the decade Paul joined me in. 

Other positives are our house move back to my home town of Nottingham, a house and town we have really enjoyed living in for the last 7 years. We’ve also welcomed several new family members during that time adding to our collection of nephews and nieces, as well as a brother-in-law, along the way! 

Our negatives have mainly been around health issues, mostly in the second half of the decade, and some of which have been quite serious. Infact, they prompted us to start reflecting on things long before the decade ended, something which led to a rather sudden decision to move house and area. When we began 2019 moving house was not even on the radar so it’s a strange feeling to think this is likely to be our final Christmas and New Year where we currently live. 

We’ve been extremely happy where we currently live and logically it seems crazy that we are moving as in many ways there’s no real reason to. Our home and business lives work well where we are so there’s a bit of a ‘if it ain't broke don’t fix it’ pondering going on at times but sometimes you just have to go with where life seems to be taking you.  

For us 2020 signals the start of a new adventure (well hopefully, assuming all the house sale stuff goes through smoothly!). We didn’t plan for such a drastic change, and I can’t deny it is more than a little scary, but it’s also exciting at the same time. Sometimes change is what we need, whether it’s at the beginning of a new year, decade or at any other time. Change is a risk but without risk we don’t know what we might be able to experience or achieve. I will let you know how we get on!

What changes does 2020 bring for you?

This month's free download to prompt reflection

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What do you see?

How can the clip be used as a metaphor for something that is happening in your life (good or bad)? 

What does it spark inside you in terms of seeing a new way forward you had not previously considered?

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