Prior to departure for my OE back in May 2019, I was sure I would be heading back to work when I returned to NZ. Many people enquired whether I would actually be returning and I quite confidently confirmed that I would be.
What I didn’t expect is that the experiences I had while travelling would change the way I thought about things as well as changing the very things I thought about. It’s terribly cliche but travelling had an incredible way of encouraging me to reflect and reorganise my priorities.
At the time of writing, it has been six weeks since we touched back down in New Zealand and I can quite honestly say they’ve been some of the best six weeks of my life. These weeks have been busy – I think I’m currently busier than I have ever been before – but they have also been incredibly fulfilling (and it’s only early days in my search for meaning and fulfilment!).
But why am I writing this?
A couple of weeks back, I caught up with Chris Desmond (shout out to Chris!) and he encouraged me to put myself outside my comfort zone – Chris has a saying that ‘uncomfortable is okay!’ (also the name of his podcast) and challenged me to write a weekly blog about my journey.
So, here I am, writing my first ever blog post to hold myself accountable and, some day down the road (when I’ve hopefully achieved some good stuff in the world of Good), to give myself the opportunity to reflect on the journey through the words in these blog posts.
So, how’s the journey going so far? That’s next weeks post!