A toast to new beginnings

By 27 May 2016Posts

You never know what can happen

By Kim Browne

I can’t believe we’re already five months into the year and winter isn’t coming… it’s already here! Five years in, we remain busier than ever and have really not had time to catch our breath. The month that’s been was a life-changing one for me personally, as just a few weeks ago David and I were involved in a horror car accident when a truck lost its breaks and rolled back into us. We are lucky to be alive. How we escaped with no injuries was truly a miracle – but the car we were in was written-off!

When something like this happens to a person, I believe it alters you forever. You can’t go back to who you were before. My overwhelming feeling after literally being hit by a truck full of bricks is one of extreme gratitude. I am happy with my life, love my family, enjoy my work and am reminded of just how wonderful people can be. The police, ER services, my dearest family and friends, colleagues, super-special clients and even total strangers who witnessed the accident were just incredible. The post traumatic accident flashbacks have subsided, but I will never willingly drive behind a concrete-brick-bearing truck again if there’s an alternative lane!

Starting a business from scratch after being in the corporate world for 23 years, as we did five years ago was metaphorically speaking similar to being hit by a  truck. Luckily for us, it was the best thing we ever did. That doesn’t mean it’s easy – quite the opposite. But it does provide satisfaction on a whole new level. You make things happen. You may have to answer to clients, but if for whatever reason a business relationship doesn’t work out, you know you can always find new business. It’s all up to you.

That’s pretty liberating and I’ve once again been reminded of just how valuable hard-earned independence really is. We plan to hang on to it with all we have.

If you aren’t happy where you are, get out while you can and try a new lane. Life is too short to be stuck behind a truck.

Stay warm and toasty out there

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