oh I haven’t been here for a while…because for the last 8 weeks I have been concentrating all my energy on developing a new business: DP Wellbeing, that I share with Philip McIntosh, my partner in crime and life. Every now and then life stops us from running blankly ahead and forces us to make some serious decisions. Two months ago I was forced to sit down and answer some of the questions that have been bothering me for a while: do I want to jump of the cliff, take a leap of faith and open my own business or do I want to play safe and work for other people? What are my true passions? Where do I want to be: Dundee, Asia, Oz, US, somewhere where 100mph wind doesn’t blow in your face every day? How the hell should I do it? Where to start? OMG it's so expensive! When? Now?! Well, I've just spent 3 months in Asia, spent all my savings on diving, yoga, boxing and a hell of a lot of other stuff, haven’t got a job, I may as well JUST DO IT! (I may also have a lawsuit from Nike coming my way for using their marketing strategy)
Making this decision was as hard as putting it into practice, two months later and this is the first Friday afternoon when I can genuinely admit that I am sitting on my sofa, with a cup of tea and home made raw, gf brownie and I am not worrying, stressing, doing ‘to do’ lists or terrorising Phil that ‘we have so much to do!'. It’s been as hard as rewarding time and there is much more to come!
Sometimes you just need to sit down, create and then achieve your own unique, and very bold personal vision of your life and your career. And yes, you can turn something that used to be your hobby and passion into a business. Here’s to another adventure!