As the financial year is drawing to an end it seems an appropriate time to reassess 2014 so far. For me, life and dentistry are good. I am really enjoying my new job and look back on my initial unhappiness as teething problems (sorry!) or adapting to change/settling in. My hardest decision at the moment is whether to plan lots of exciting trips or buy a house. But for many people I am close to it has been a very bad start to the year.
A few recent events have prompted me to question one of my favourite sayings “everything happens for a reason”… at the moment I am struggling to see the reason. But one of my other favourite sayings has been reinforced and that is that “life’s too short”. Life is too short to spend too long working for material goods you neither need nor can afford. Life is too short to put off what you really want to be doing. Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don’t even deserve to be an issue in your life. Life is too short to carry on working in a job that is making you unhappy. And life is too short to neglect the things that really matter like family and holidays.
Even working part-time, in the words of John Burroughs “I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see.”
I would like to dedicate this blog post in loving memory of Anne Fellowes.