My daughter has recently had a major career change. Having obtained at 2:1 degree in Business and Marketing and finding a job at one of the major advertising/media companies in London, she has now changed direction completely. She had worked a year doing what should have been her ideal job, using her degree and working in the busy environment of advertising, in the heart of Covent Garden. However, the commuting was wearing her down, the job was not all it had seemed to be at first, rumours of redundancy kept grumbling away and she was one very unhappy bunny.
A chance comment whilst having her hair done in a local salon resulted in a job offer and retraining at college and she is now starting a new career in ... hairdressing! It was a huge decision to make, obviously a very big cut in salary and the initial feeling of "4 years at Uni ...and now I'm a hairdresser?" but you know what - she is a changed person. She is back to being happy and actually looks forward to going to work. She's enjoying learning new things and being creative and I think that it was the best thing she could have done.
So yesterday I was her 'model' for a lesson in colouring - picture above - I'm really pleased with it and I think this is a huge lesson. Money is not the be all and end all. Health and Happiness are what matters in this life.