Is it possible to die happily? Well, relatively few people find the prospect of death a happy thing, but as death is coming to us all at some point it’s worth pointing out that we have it within our gift to die with some level of contentment.
I needed to get unstuck. A few years ago I was the head of a small but busy university department. Today, I work for myself. At first, the transition was financially costly, but it was planned well in advance so there were no surprises. I can’t say I went through a midlife crisis so much as sensing there were other things I wanted to do, at a time and in a way I wanted to do them. The thought took hold, developed, and the rest as they say, is history.
We’ve got a dog. In fact we’ve had it for three years and it’s our first. Not content with starting small, we jumped straight in and acquired a greyhound – an ex-racer. He’s big! It started with my partner looking over a website for dogs needing homes. She spotted one, contacted the person in charge of things and we started planning.