30 Days Later

It’s hard to believe it’s been a month since I wrote in my public blog. I was keeping with it so regularly just a few months ago but I know that I’ve been feeling like there hasn’t been a lot of really going on. But some of my plans have changed and I have been busy working on a number of things.

I left Seattle on June 25th and spent two days driving back to Sacramento. It took me a good week or so before I felt really comfortable being back here since I had been gone for more than two months. But I did eventually feel completely at home again.

I turned in my notice to not renew the lease of what has been my corporate apartment here for the past three years but two weeks later decided to extend it one more month until the end of August since my future plans are still a bit up in the air and unfolding.

What has been truly wonderful for the past month is how happy I’ve been. I’ve just been really pleased with life and truly enjoying each and every day. Of course, not every day is great. I certainly have days where I am grumpy and irritable but they are far and few between. And there are days where I am bored and uninspired. But overall, I have been in a creative flow, inspired, and very productive.

I have a number of trips coming up that I am looking forward to. I plan to spend some time in Los Angeles next month and I also will be taking a trip to Las Vegas to meet up with a number of my closest friends from college who I haven’t seen in years. In September, I will be going to Palm Springs. I would like to spend some more time in Seattle and NYC soon but I am not quite sure when that will fit into the schedule.

The biggest thing on my mind right now is work. Since I finished my project in Sacramento several months ago I have been experimenting with a number of new business ideas, one of which I have been seriously working on for more than a year. They haven’t worked out yet like I have hoped they would so I have also begun working on my backup plan which is to take another consulting gig while I continue to build my new ventures.

I suppose the greatest fear I have at this moment is not knowing where I might be working next if I end up taking an out-of-town project. If it’s in a desirable location that I’ve been wanting to go such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York then I’ll definitely be excited about it, but I do worry a bit that it might end up being somewhere I’m not really interested in going.

So I continue to work every day on the new business ventures with the hope that something will come together soon.

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Chad Ryan is a management consultant and success coach with more than 20 years of experience helping to transform people and organizations. He's worked with some of the largest and most well-known companies and organizations in the world, along with numerous startups and small businesses. Developing creative ideas and implementing technology solutions that help people build, grow, and operate their business, is what Chad does best. He has guided many companies through massive changes with their workforce and has implemented new systems that enable them to work smarter, operate better, and increase their bottom line.

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  1. Kathy O. says:

    You never know, really. The place where you may not be excited to go could have just the thing that will crystalize all of your dreams into reality! But I know … not so likely! I hope you do get a contract in one of the many places you have found that you do like and where you would be happy to go again. Love following your journey …

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