Reblogged this on nextlevelnancy and commented:
I rushed into quite a few things just because ‘I’ve always wanted to do them’.
The biggest one was motherhood, I was in my last year of training as a GP, my husband had just found a job and we had no idea where we’d end up, but we knew we wanted children one day, so we decided not to delay, and haven’t regretted that choice.
I also started at my current job against advice of sooo many people. I had a good job as a GP in a private practice (a bit upper class, good income) but thought that one day I’d like to work in a free clinic, to do something more ‘real’ (I’ve been out with Medecin sans frontières) and a private practice with fussy clients instead of real patients was a big adaption for me). Suddenly I realized there would always be reasons to choose the prudent path (mortgage, kids’ school, just plain financial security, …) My husband could see I wasn’t happy in my job, we didn’t have a mortgage yet, just one child and my husband had a job which he loved that would help us bridge periods of lower of no income, so we went for it! I make a lot less money now, but I make a much bigger difference, in my patients lives, but also for my family (my husband I are both able to work part-time to be with our family more, and I am a much happier person).
The next thing I’ve always wanted to do is move abroad, with the family, at least for a few years. With the bad economic climate in Europe, now might be the ideal time… or maybe I should wait until after I’ve had my fourth baby (another of those, ‘let’s just do it’ decisions…).
I love your blog, by the way. I’m new here, but intend to visit more often.
Wow! You are my “you should go do them” inspiration!! Love that you did all that you wanted to do on your own terms, on your own time. Hope you have a fabulous New Year! Thank you for visiting my blog too!
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