I spent 40 years on the corporate treadmill, immersed in work for most of the day, with stress as a constant companion and little mental space or time for most things that I would love to do. The funny thing about the corporate treadmill is that it becomes a part of you and you worry at the thought of getting off it one day.
I have enduring memories of the people I worked with and the many battles we fought together. We won many and lost a few. My fondest memories are of the many people who so willing marched with me into these battles and of us fighting together as one.
Well before the day I turned my back on the corporate yoke, I knew how I would spend my days and so it was that as I walked into the setting sun it was with anticipation of a new day and a new beginning.
The outdoors beckoned and the company of good friends took me into cycling and hiking and a life of adventure and challenge. There was finally much more time for the family. The very first word my little grandson uttered was “Achachan” (grandfather) – can you believe it!
I took to writing books for a lark and the sheer joy of it.
I immersed myself into spiritual activities.
I take care of my health and physical fitness.
I plan to do the many things I never dared too.
Funnily, I am on a different kind of treadmill. This too is now a part of me and yes one day I will have to get off this one as well. The thought doesn’t worry me.
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