Have you ever said "NO!" to an opportunity? It can rattle you a little. At least it rattled me. I recently said no to an opportunity that would have challenged me professionally in a way that I've not been challenged in my entire 24 year career. It was exhilarating to consider what might be possible in this new role. As I contemplated taking this leap and as I weighed the options, I felt very alive and sort of nauseous at the same time. And then I said no. I said no for some good reasons. I'm okay with having said no.
Or maybe not. Maybe not because there is this relentless voice in my head that keeps saying, "Fine. It is fine that you said no. But what is next? Because you can't just keep going along as if..."
I have no idea what is next. There is a long list of things that should be next or could be next. I'll likely share some of these ideas as we go. For now, I have decided to start this blog. I have decided to be reflective and make my reflection visible.
Here are some of the things I'm thinking: