It’s nearing the end of the year, and just like the end of 2018, I find myself jobless and clientless.
My wife and I moved to San Diego this year for a number of reasons. We’ve been visiting La Jolla, CA for years and fell in love with the calm atmosphere and ocean waves. We were married in La Jolla this year. An amazing opportunity came up at the best consulting firm in the country, so we moved to San Diego. But that opportunity didn’t work out.
My wife and I realized that for the last three holiday seasons, one of us was without a job or clients or any steady work to keep us busy. For a lot of people, this would be alarming. It would scare them or make them worried for the future. But not us. Our careers have never been linear and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Each time we had space (or free time) in our lives – whether chosen, forced or otherwise – something new and special has happened. Why would this time be any different?
The space we had at the end of 2018 lead us to planning a beautiful wedding in La Jolla Shores and an exciting adventure moving to San Diego.
What will the space I have at the end of this decade bring me?
I have no idea. I’ve given up most of my goals and plans earlier this year to create space for something new and maybe even surprising. Now, I have all the space in the world. And I’m passionately optimistic about whatever comes next.