There is a natural release of energy every seven years which encourages you to move forward and make changes.
Every seven years there is, within the system, a total change. It is a soul’s demand to be seen as an individual, not as a collective. http://www.innerself.com/Channelings/Cycles_of_Seven.htm
And so things change. For the past seven years I’ve managed a steady stream of work from the comfort zone of my little office, working to my own inner-clock. I’ve had Skype conferences with besuited gentlemen, they quite unaware that I am wearing my pyjamas with a smelly dog snoring at my feet. I’ve been able to break from editing a manuscript and dash to the kitchen to stick a chicken in the oven. I’ve been distracted by an clump of weeds and left the strategy document I was writing, because I could be confident of meeting my deadline by getting up at 2am to finish it and submit it to my client on time.
But, lately, I’ve found a niggling regret; a feeling of being insular, removed from the pulse of the world. And so, when I was made aware of a short-term contract to manage a new advertising campaign, I took a deep breath and jumped at it. I learned yesterday that I got the contract and – today – I begin, after all these years, Going To The Office.
This seemingly small change involves no end of logistical planning and my list is growing at a rapid rate:
Make sure meetings are scheduled to accommodate Original Bunn’s extra-mural activities;
Put together a list of slow-cooker meals that can be switched on in the morning to be ready for suppertime;
Ditto list of night-before meals that can be left in the fridge for O Bunn to microwave for after-school lunch;
Three parcels of school-lunch-parcels now (note to buy lettuce and wraps);
The ‘new office crowd’ are all very dressy; must dust off my heels and get some suits to the dry cleaner;
I’m peeing frequently (my sciatica playing up or nerves?); will this freak the new office crowd out?
Will the internet be banned at the new office? Can I check blogs and Facebook sporadically? (Eeeek!);
What if my MIL has a fall while I’m at work and Our Alice can’t reach me because I’m in a meeting?
Nevermind; it pays not to panic and – as they say – a change is as good as a holiday.
I have a good feeling about this; my exterior landscape will most certainly be different, I hope that the change in my interior landscape is enriching.