At the end of this year I will be officially unemployed, another victim of Obama's patriot act, my employer is moving back to the US - and Thailand. After 28 years I am forced into early retirement, but I am far too young to retire. Although I did enjoy my work career, when I started woodworking I realized I had followed the wrong path and felt I was doomed to have my true passion be nothing more than an occasional hobby. But by some mysterious divine intervention I am now offered the chance to follow the path I hope I was destined for. There is no real niche in woodworking that I intend to follow, it will be a laissez-faire path where I can hone my skills as necessary. I will allow myself 12 months to see if I can eke out a living in woodworking, and failing that I will simply look for work elsewhere.
There is no fear of failure right now. Just a wonderful sense of freedom and hope. See you in 2015!