donderdag 10 november 2011

Sheer happiness

It's been a while since I last blogged here. Nothing but good news though. Actually: the best. Upon our return from our fateful journey through the east we threw a lot of balls up in the air. EthicsEnterprise together with my mate Elisa Dijkhuis, Picnic in the Park and also I reopened MK5060. And all are taking off now it seems. Which is slightly miraculous to me. But above all a confirmation that I made the right choice somehow.

At the start of this year I was in doubt as to what I wanted to do. I seriously thought and even acted upon an urge to find colleagues and a steady job. Mainly because of personal development reasons. I had a couple of chats and made a U-turn back to being self employed. Wholeheartedly. As that is the form that seems to allow me to follow the paths that feel right to me even though they do not seem to make any sense to the outside world. And come to think of it: usually they don't make any sense to me:-) I just tend to take a road that opens itself as it feels right. Of course I make plenty of mistakes, but hey: I get to apologise and mend them as well.

That U-turn back to self employment for now seems to be the true path. Really. And that is what I so much want to share. EthicsEnterprise has brought me the colleague I longed for and the opportunity to explore and expand my background in ethics. Discovering new roads. Finding our way in voicing our very own Ethics Enterprise sound. Which is a wonderful road of personal development as well as a development in partnership. MK5060 is well and truly reopened. I cannot express enough thanks to those who helped me to do so: science centers, library organisations....well: you know who you are. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. How cool (or rather: WARM) is it when you decide to re-open and people call you with the message that they would like to help you get back on your feet. When people continue to do so. Offering warm surrounding to work with truly wonderful people.

Yes, a pause here. Because that is what happened. I am in awe.

Picnic in the park is my (and our, as in my and my husbands) most recent undertaking. For now we're seriously but simply exploring where that road will lead us. Letting it grow organically, planning ahead a bit but not to much and mainly being focussed on maintaining the quality of our products. With step by step professionalisation. Focussing on our dreams of connecting preservering recipes through the ages and throught cultures.

Believe me: for the life of me at the start of 2011 I had not dared to dream that this year would turn out this way. Is it bussy? Heck, yes. And sure, it has it's ups and downs. Time is short with so many things needing attention. When the pressure gets on I can become truly very Dutch, very straight. At times loosing the precious balance between quality, time and cost. But somehow with all people with whom I have the pleasure to work together, it seems to work out just fine.

Jeez, this is almost an evangelical post. But I just had to share it with you: I am so truly right where I want to be with all the balls up in the air. I really hope that we can keep it up for years to come this way. With everything growing in its own right direction.

Maybe this simply is a premature Christmas-thank-you feeling I realised when riding home on my bike. Maybe. Maybe not. What the heck. The beauty of happiness is that you multiply it when you share it right? So here's my two cents worth!

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