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  • Have you ever made a huge life change, just because it seemed like a good idea? Then got half way down that road and wondered 'maybe i should have taken the other path'. This happened to me.

    As a kid we use to go to the big city. I was a country boy and loved nothing more than going swimming in the river, pulling practical jokes on my mates by example lighting the tree house up the bush on fire (nearly causing a few bush fires and definitely a few headaches, sorry mum) and just living in a relaxed and carefree environment. I would point at the huge skyscrapers in the city and say 'one day mum, i'll work in a skyscraper like that'. I believed I would too. Who wouldn't I thought to myself, if you work in these huge buildings you must be really important, driving fast cars and living a brilliant and exciting life.

    I grew up. I never really entended to end up where I did, but I did end up in the large skyscrapers I had yearned to be apart of as a young teenager. Except it was quite different to what I thought it would be. I was a young Network Engineer, working on all the latest and greatest problems, working for an exciting and innovative company. But I was bored. I really liked my co-workers, but their was no get out of bed enthusiasm, especially on cold mornings.

    So I plodded along. I became sad, wallowed in my own self pity. Then thanks to my partner we decided to make a change.

    I jumped. I jumped from Network engineering, working on specific problems and errors, to journalism, a field I had no interest in and couldn't possibly even begin to understand why I had chosen it. But it seemed like a good idea at the time. And it was awesome. I had found something that catered to my interests and abilities, something that fostered my curious nature, something I could dig into a topic to understand how it worked, just for the sake of it.

    It wasn't what I chose that was important, it was that I had made a change in my life. A change to better myself, to challenge myself. For if I hadn't I would still be sitting in that cubicle watching the dreary weather roll in, wondering why I didn't ever do anything exciting. I found the unexpected was exciting.
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