Guarantee of income & new challenges

Over my 13 years or so of working life and having been through a few rounds of redundancies, it feels like the only way of guaranteeing an income while employed by someone else is by deliberately disrupting your ability to have a steady income.

This doesn't have to be in the form of quitting and moving on to other organisations, it could also be by accepting new roles and challenges with the existing employer, forcing yourself to do more and be better at it.

Personally, it's of no interest – and feels rather self defeating – to be in the same job for the next 20 years. I'd much rather step out of that comfort zone, force myself to learn new things, and to try and prove myself again.

Today is one such day.

I've leaving a good but comfortable job and the known comforts of a team that know what I can do, and taking the plunge into something that will test different aspects of my work.

While it is exciting, it's also a time of anxiety.