Gardening Mad

Well I was mad about gardening until I bought a shop, cafe, Post Office...one day I'll get back to it though

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    • How do we keep body strength/muscle mass? Great to communicate
      Gardening Mad 15th October 2021 at 11:20 am

      All these comments are really helpful to someone who’s previous job had them sat in a chair for years. Now I’m free and have my own business I realise I’m moving around more so getting the steps in but I need to be stronger especially in my core and upper body.

      However I work a shift pattern (2 days on 3 off 2 days on 2 off 3 days on two off then repeat) which involves working from 530am to 8pm so how do I fit in a good exercise routine on work days because TBH I’m worn out by the time I get home or sometimes still have to complete online orders etc?

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    • Change of Direction @ 56
      Gardening Mad 15th October 2021 at 11:53 am

      Hey Thomo,
      I changed career at 56 and haven’t looked back. It’s been harder work than I expected both physically and mentally but I feel more alive than ever.

      I would be cautious about leaving a steady job for something I wasn’t really passionate about though so you may have to tune in to what you really want to do.

      Also at 56 some younger employers may look at you as too old in both a physical sense and/or in mental outlook. They may also view you as a threat so I’d be careful about applying for jobs if what you really want to break away from is working for someone else.

      You may benefit from some life coaching as it is always possible that what you yearn for is something that is actually missing from another area of your life altogether and your IT job could be the thing that funds it.

      Good luck with the transformation, whatever you decide will be right for you.

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    • First time on a plane, where did you fly to?
      Gardening Mad 16th February 2022 at 9:12 am

      1981 Edinburgh to Malaga on DanAir. Our seats were right at the back in the Smoking section. Only time I’ve felt sick on a plane – from being smoked at for 3 hours!

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