Change: Moving On

Change is inevitable yet it’s something that scares us. Makes us feel uncomfortable. It can unlock our natural defensive mechanisms, namely resistance & fear. It’s fear of uncertainty. Fear of failure. This fear drives us to seek refuge within our comfort zone. The comfort zone is a nice place to be. It’s comfortable. Stay too long however, and it starts eating away at you. Habits become doctrine. Mindsets become fixed. It reinforces your fear of uncertainty. It’s a vicious cycle.

Regularly stepping out of your comfort zone is essential to professional growth. By stepping out you can explore what the world has to offer. You can feel the excitement of a new start.

After three and a half years being involved in the establishment of Quantum Victoria I’m moving on.

Being able to work on something that you are passionate about and then having the opportunity to bring that vision to life has been a rewarding experience both personally & professionally. Having the ability to employ and work with a creative and incredibly diverse staff made it one extraordinary learning journey filled with memorable experiences. A special shout out to my colleague Paul Taylor, possibly the most gifted technically-minded person I know who just makes stuff happen; and Soula Bennett the Director who allowed me freedom to think outside the box in terms of curriculum development and our work with students & teachers.

To say i’m excited about what lies ahead is an understatement. In 2014 I will be taking on the position of Head of Teaching & Learning at The Geelong College. Heading into the new year, I am really looking forward to meeting, learning and working with the students, staff and wider community as I embark on the next stage of my career.

No Way As Way

Your life is a story. Your story.

It’s never too late or too early to do or be who you want to be. There’s no time limit. Life is what you make it – self-imposed & unconscious limitations included.

In 2011, I adopted the slogan “Don’t be lame.” 2012 was “Do Something” whilst 2013 was “Consolidation.” Whilst these mantra’s may be seen as trivial, I find it useful in the sense of having a focus when energy levels wane or you start questioning why you do what you do.

Whilst wandering the Hong Kong Heritage Museum recently a quote from the Bruce Lee exhibition resonated – “Use no way as way; Have no limitation as limitation.”

I’m taking that with me into 2014.