Mainly kayaking photographs taken on the Isle of Man and beyond.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Isle of Man Kayaking - Gone!

It's Wednesday the 6th of May 2009. For me this date will stick in my mind for a long time to come. It's one of those days that changes your life. Things will never be the same for me again. Life could get allot better, but it could easily go the other way. In a couple of years I may look back on this day and regret what I have done. On the other hand it could be a chance to start over and enjoy a much happier existence. So what have I done? I've resigned from my job as a Consultant Anaesthetist in the Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man! For the very first time since leaving school 26 years ago I am unemployed.
So why would I throw all that away? I was put in an impossible position at work which I could not resolve. Of course, I could just go and get another anaesthetic job somewhere else. Who knows it may come to that, but I'd like to try my hand at something else. I don't know what yet, but I can put together reasonable web sites, and I can paddle. I'll keep you posted.


COBBER said...

Well when i look back at my 26 years. I can say i make a carrier in hospital beds, the one that your served. So sometimes we all have to make changes, nothing wrong with that.

New possibilities may arise, maybe in your old (working) field, maybe complete new things.
We will just wait a year and see where the current did take you.

Good luck,
Regards J├Ârgen

Redline said...

You will probably look back and think "Why didn't I do this sooner?".

I was in the same situation and have now been self employed for 15 years.

You have a ton of valuable experience in your field that can be applied to any consulting business or adapted to a different industry.

You will figure it all out, even though it seems a little difficult right now.

Go paddle...

All the best, Mark B. (Dallas, TX)

Lisa said...

You are very brave , I wish you all the luck in the world .
X Mrs Riley

Douglas Wilcox said...

Hello John, I wish you good fortune with your career change!

Just think no more performance indicators, measurable outcomes, quality assurance frameworks, appraisals, validation, revalidation....


John said...

Thanks Douglas,
There's allot more than that I've got away from,