I am at a crossroads. Recent job applications have been unsuccessful, thoughts about the future and what it will bring are common and a desire to set up a new business is fraught with what if’s and but’s. However a new year has led to a new spirit and a desire to ‘get stuff done’ both personally and professionally. There are plans in the pipeline to be realised so watch this space. Here I talk about maintaining an equilibrium in life and work and, from researching, talking to people and reading other people’s thoughts on this, it is a process that most people of a certain age go through and whether you come out the other side still smiling and carefree depends on what path you take.