Today, I said a big no. I said no to an interesting job from a potentially great client. I said no to something that my old self at another moment of her life would have said yes in a blink of an eye. It required skills I have honed through years of practice, would mean meeting new people, be in a prestigious environment, it would probably add one more interesting little stone to my CV and I would likely have fun. So, why did I say no? Because my CV does not lack interesting and rich experiences as it is. Because taking this job would require extensive travelling and a complicated agenda reorganisation of the whole family. And because I trust my own capacity to provide good value service to other clients in circumstances less trying for me and my family. I've learned to juggle with all the elements of my life and make the right choices to keep a healthy balance between what makes me happy as a professional, what brings income, what keeps me grounded, what keeps me healthy physically and the people who matter to me and need me as much as I need them. Where I would have said yes when I lacked self-assurance in my own skills and was afraid of the bad consequences to letting go of what seems to be a prestigious opportunity, I have now the serenity to say no. And it feels liberating and full of possibilities. Try it, you'll be surprised.