I was born by the river in a little tent / Oh, just like the river I've been running ever since
That freed up a lot of my life. I felt like a weight had been removed from my chest and that everything else would fall into line.
And it pretty much has.
I'm with people that I work well with and that understand my vision. I have freedom to experience the world as other managers do. I can hit the streets and do outreach and attend meetings without eyeballing my dreaded enemy: The Clock.
There been times that I thought I couldn't last for long / But now I think I'm able to carry on
But more than that, it has freed my personal life. I know that I spent an unhealthy amount of time internally hating those who hated on me. I was unhappy because of them and because I had allowed myself to grow to hate them so. I also discovered the magic of carving out my own time. I no longer feel as though I have to report to those that I supervise. The people that I left felt as though I needed to explain the inner workings of my life so they could validate my rationales. No more.
Then the cherry on top of it all is that I got the opportunity to do something I've wanted to do forever and because my career has right-sided itself, I am able to embark upon another journey. How exciting. More on that later...
I am thankful for the opportunity that I have been given to recharge and reshape my focus!
It's been a long, a long time coming / But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will