I have accepted a job offer. Scary. I had started planning for being my own and start my own company. And then this morning my future boss sold the position to me. Just like that. And I said – yes, I´d like to take on this challenge and journey.
Who knows today if it it the right choice in the end. But I feel that this chance was there for me to take. My own company? That can still be made on the side. Nothing that will keep me from being my own in the future.
Wish me luck!
and to decide which is the right thing. To define. To be prepared to make a mistake and learn from it. A ritual and working progress every day. 365.
Yes, it is that day – my first day of no work at Skolporten where I have spent the last 7yrs and 9 months. They say it takes 7 yrs for all the cells in your body to be renewed/replaced by a new cell, so this is a good time to leave and meet a new future. A very undiscovered future – as I quit without having a new job yet.
It has been an awesome trip and I wrote a little something about it here. I started out as a project coordinator and finished off as a co owner and CEO. So many colleagues that I will miss not working with – you guys are amazing! Keep it up!
What to do next? Well I don´t really know. Apart from the fact that I have received a few phone calls and booked a few lunches with possible business partners/employers in November. And I have also booked a beginners course for pottery which I am looking forward to. And in March I will take a course to be a certified coach.
Life cannot be better than it is today!
A mini weekend in Amsterdam with the hubbie in October. It is a beautiful town and we liked it a lot both of us. We stayed at Sandton Hotel de Filosof. Which is very close to Vondelpark! Not to be missed! And the bed – so nice with duvet mattresses – it was awesome!
We had a great meal on Friday evening with Linda and Theo at R.E.M. Eiland. Definitely worth a visit at least for a drink in the summertime.
On Saturday we just walked around in the city centre enjoying the little stores and the bustle with all people on bikes, the canal boats, the fumes from the “coffee-shops”. Not to be missed is the nine streets with its small boutiques. As the rain lured down in the evening we were lucky to get a table at a nearby family restaurant, Zout and Pepper.
Sunday was a busy day in Amsterdam as it was the marathon. The race went through the Rijksmuseum so we decided on a late breakfast and check-out before heading to the museums. Both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh was on our list! Both a re well worth a visit and if you are planning to go to the Rijksmuseum – be sure to download their audio-app to your smartphone so you don´t have to rent one.
And after lunch on the Sunday…we fell in love with a lounge chair. Which is now on the wish list for Christmas. Vitra Repos by Antonio Citterio!
And these words will follow me in my path forward, especially as I do my last days of work at Skolporten.