After handing in my notice I've been through various stages. The happiness and relief of making the decision. The anxiety about what I'm going to do next. Negotiating the reactions of friends and family. The drive to fill the post job gap with activity. Time out for having fun and being quiet. I've cast a few lines into less familiar territory and started to build my post corporate network. So far I've been very pleasantly surprised by the positive responses I've had.
There are two "successes" I'd like to celebrate. Neither have been fully realised yet but I think it's worth celebrating the early signs.
1. Local paper editor agreed to consider hosting my career/life change blog on the paper's website
2. In discussion with a brilliant theatre/performance company to give them support on a day a week basis
Both of these came about because I took action. As the slogan goes - Just do it.