This past June, I found myself transitioning out of a role that I’d joined less than 10 months prior. Following a successful and fruitful 30+ year career in previous roles, this was a bitter sweet event, and I experienced various resulting emotions. However, as with all change, God was – and is – in control, and had a message for me to share with others: Love the life you live, before you lose the life you love. On one’s death bed, they are not wishing they had more time to finish the work on their desk. They are not wishing they could attend one more meeting, make one more presentation, travel to one more conference, or even receive one more paycheck. At that moment, many simply wish for LIFE. For more time to spend with family and friends; more time to hug their children and/or grandchildren; more time to spend living the life they love.
My career has been a blessing to me, and I am confident that it will continue to be as I find my next opportunity. God has taken His time bringing this next place to me, providing me with more time to consider this message to Love the life you live, before you lose the life you love. He’s given me the vision of how to live life to the fullest, and gift of time to love this life I live, and to sustain that going forward. My career is very much a part of this life I live and love. However, if I ever find myself sacrificing my love for this life given to me, I know that I’ve tripped the alarm.
During this period of transition, I’ve been blessed to spend time with friends and family, be of service to others, witness unions, grieve with and for loved ones, become health conscious, be present when present, and renew my spirit. I am the best me I can be at this very moment in time! I realize that this time has, indeed, been gifted to me. I am thankful. I am now preparing to continue my career, and finish the race (Acts 20:24). I am ready! Life is short and unpredictable. I will love this life I live – through the good, bad, wins and losses. Carpe Diem!