Another Catch-up

Plans have continued to be made and ideas thrown about… I think we are starting to get somewhere now!

My current career is not long term viable so we have had to really start turning over some stones to get an idea of what and where firmed up. The basic core idea has always remained pretty much true, but how we get from a to b has always been the question. I am working less and less due to injury though (and hence earning less and less… particularly when inflation comes into the equation), then the rug was very much pulled from under me in two directions at once - the first was that the whole premise of why I came to this career (to take over the company) has no with at happened and is looking like it isn’t going to anytime in any reasonable time frame, meaning I can’t mould it into something new and exciting to take it in the direction which interests me. The second became clear when it was decided that if and when it did happen it would be split between myself and my siblings. This was never part of the plan, and whilst I don’t resent them gaining from it all… I would kinda hope that if I was working without any safety net that I would be reaping the rewards rather than paying silent shareholders constantly!

So… what do we do?

My skill set has become increasingly specialist over the last decade and a half into an area which I am not really wanting to work in long term due to injury and an immune system that has been through the wars and is now not really coping so well with a daily exposure to pathogens. I still have some diverse talents though which we want to capitalise on - a mix of eco design/construction and living, historical knowledge and photography. Eclectic… yes… but I can make that work together to offer a unique experience including accommodation, guided tours and photography workshops.

The next question is where?

This one is considerably less clear cut. We need to relocate to cut outgoings in order to make this all work. It also lets me to move part time working in a more traditional environment which is another plus. But where…. Well, just now we don’t actually know! We have a few ideas spread over a pretty wide geographical area so I don’t really want to say anything more as yet on that front as where we eventually choose may be wildly different from anywhere we are considering right now! It will be on Planet Earth though!

This isn’t really about getting rich - it is about a change in lifestyle, a shift in work/life balance and becoming a happier, healthier family. There are so many more linked ideas, so many possibilities that we aren’t quite sure where this is all going to wind up as yet. Everything really hinges on deciding the where now!

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