After seventeen years of working as a reluctant accountant at Storey & Tawle, Raffsburgh, I have today handed in my notice ...
I'm going to be an entrepreneur!
Maureen and I have been talking for quite some time about setting up a family business. It's just been a case of timing and coming up with the right idea.
(I'd actually come up with lots of ideas, but the family all called them 'eccentric schemes' or 'wild & wacky', and generally tied their necks in knots laughing).
This idea, however, is unanimously approved. We've decided to set up a small tours company, and we're calling it Giraffe World Tours.
I can't wait. No more sitting in a stuffy office all day, adding up other peoples' numbers. No more stooping over files and shuffling around musty old corridors. I'll be able to straighten my neck and look at the horizon ... gaze up at the stars! (Maureen'll be by my side to keep my feet on the ground).
Doesn't it feel fantastic when you know it's the right time to stick your neck out for something you've always wanted!