There was once a show on television called “The Good Life”. It was about a couple who tried desperately to simplify their lives through doing all the things they had always said they would. In the end, their lives were possibly more hectic than before – if not calamitous. I have been (in no particular order) a journalist, an IT software/hardware engineer, a project manager, a bar owner, a business manager, a company director, a regional manager, a petrol station attendant and a menswear sales person. I have lived in Australia, The Philippines, Singapore, and very briefly in Thailand.
I now find myself in an exciting situation of being a generalist in a world of specialists. But that is good. I work from home where we have chickens, ducks, snakes and assorted transient wildlife. I am slowly finishing a kit home which we have been building forever and trying to find things which will keep me away from the much-needed painting (I hate painting). Every now and then I do some business either mentoring, working in the communications field, training or just general business advisory.
I am truly living the good life – and have never been as busy.