There is so much involved in leaving work behind and living your dream life that we often find ourselves so busy and preoccupied with our new world, we don’t notice some of the menacing undercurrents around us. That is until something unexpected happens and temporarily shatters our happy working cycle.
A few months ago I had an experience like this, and through conversations in the community forums I discovered that I was not alone. There were other people who had encountered difficult situations just like mine. There appear to be lots of people who have friends and family who just don’t ‘get’ this new lifestyle and sometimes are completely unsupportive.
This article is going to take you through that other side of leaving work behind – the darker side.
We have all been there, or may well encounter it, so by sharing this experience and opening up the conversation I want to help prove that you we are not alone, and no matter how rough the waters get, we can weather it together. Because the truth about friends and family is that they are not always there for you as you expect.