3,650 days. You know, I celebrated a wedding anniversary recently. That, along with the Thanksgiving weekend obscured another anniversary that I almost forgot about.
One year ago, November 25, 2019 I left the company that I had worked at for almost exactly 3,650 days. I started there November 29, 2009. I am grateful for the opportunity. At the time I started I needed a position with a traditional (9-5 Monday thru Friday) schedule. Got more than expected. I actually was allowed flex time, starting my mornings anytime between 7:30 and 8:30. Great. Had to work a few Saturdays though…..
October 2019 was a pivotal month in my life. It was my time. I had gotten all I would get from from that particular position. I had to face the fact that I had become comfortable with a job that had nothing more to offer. Conversely, I had given all I had. Initially I felt like the company didn’t appreciate my efforts, commitment and accomplishments. As I assessed my situation I came to realize that I needed a new challenge and it was not my employers responsibility to provide it. So I resigned.
3,650 days is ten years. Do you know where you were 3,650 days ago? What have you been doing for 3,650 days? Ten years is a good bit of time in a person’s life. Plenty of time for life lessons. Number one lesson for me: make sure to get a complete return on my time investment for the next ten years. Whether its a career, a relationship or a financial commitment, be sure your efforts are reciprocated.
Ok. Five days in. 3,645 days worth of lessons coming up. God willing…..