Don’t mention the ‘B’ word
Posted on September 20, 2015
In my new world without professional borders my day can take me anywhere. Or nowhere. According to my therapist* I am nobody going nowhere doing nothing which is quite a shock to someone on their sixth passport.
Today, my new life has taken me to The Lost and Found Department in the quest to furnish our new place. Here I meet the delightful Silvia. Silvia is a survivor of the corporate world. She radiates happiness and energy.
I have discovered there’s an alumni of ex-executives who’ve decommissioned themselves to dedicate their talent and energy to projects that matter. Projects that matter just to them or to the greater good – it doesn’t matter who they matter to, they just need to matter. It’s sort of Career 2.0: Once More With Meaning.
In a past life Silvia did amazing things with retail spaces in a design-y way. She also has four children, keeps chooks and bees and runs earthy cooking workshops. Today she is a whirlwind of activity, climbing in and out of the back of her workhorse 4WD hoisting bric-a-brac into the space she shares with a paint company. In two days time she will host one her famous Saturday Fleas and she is flat out getting the stock on location and the little shop ready. For all intents and purposes, she is B.U.S.Y.