…what I might be.

...what I might be.

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
― Lao Tzu

Today I signed a voluntary redundancy. Given the workplace restructure I found underway when I returned from my holiday abroad, it really was my best option. But it scared me.

On the train coming home I was reading the Pearseus series written by blogger Nicholas C Rossis. The very first thing I read as I fired up my kindle was that particular Lao Tzu quote. It sits between two chapters in Rossis’s novel.

Wow! Was that timely or what?

So there is no travel post today. I have much to think about.

This said, I have ramped up my Instagram posting and made a link/gallery to my Instagram account on the front page of this site. I love writing, art, computing, history, and social media. Perhaps someone out there will read this and say “We have to have this man!”. But then, perhaps not. Whatever happens, I have enough to live frugally for a couple of years and maybe work on my novels and art. We’ll see.

Should I let go of my background in business reporting, database and IT Security management? Not sure. They are integral parts of me too. And a good bit of SQL always impresses me.

Much to think about.

Thanks for reading. :)

Greg

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11 Comments


  1. Wow. That’s scary, but it’s awesome that you’re also able to see it as a challenge and opportunity.Good luck becoming what you might be!)

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    1. Thanks. :) Yep, a challenge but an opportunity :) Well, something like this only comes along once in a lifetime :)

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  2. Wishing you good luck in whatever you might fancy taking up at the moment =)

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    1. Thanks my friend :)

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  3. Sorry to hear about the redundancy albeit voluntary. But, good luck to you and… who knows, it may well be the means to your ‘bigger’ development.

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    1. Thanks. I think the universe knew that “it was time”. It’s been the longest I have ever stayed in a workplace, liking to move and experience different places all the time. But yes, I think that I will grow from it :)

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  4. Wow. Timely indeed. I included that quote some three years ago, when one of my business endeavors had failed, and I had turned to my books for solace. Now, you’re in a similar situation. If it’s any consolation, things have turned out for the best for me. I’m sure they will for you, too :)

    Many thanks for reading Pearseus!

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    1. Thanks Nicholas. :) It’s a good read. And lots of philosophical ideas too :) Obviously I was meant to be reading it at the time that I did :)

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  5. Today is the first day of your new life that I hope will bring you excitement and happiness in the future. You have many interests and skills and someone out there will recognize that. I think this is a real opportunity for you. Good luck, Greg.

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  6. Dear Greg,

    Thank you for emailing me and for your interest in ‘torso’. Much appreciate your kind words.

    Ian Thomson

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  7. Hi Ian,

    all I did was click “like” on the picture of your sculpture. It has qualities that I really liked. This said, at the time I didn’t send any email or write any comment. Also, yuou probably need to update the link on your gravitar :)

    Greg

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