As you may remember in my last post I was saying that I love this time of the year, a fresh start and a new beginning…….and so it has come to pass.
Having had a much-needed and deserved break these past couple of months, following my redundancy last December, I have this week managed to land myself a new job….so for me personally this has been that all new fresh start and new beginning.
I have to be completely honest, there have been times over these past few months ( in fact over a number of years) I have doubted myself about my ability to find a new job. But it seems the only thing holding me back was me! Lacking self-confidence is a very strange thing. Many of my family, friends, old work colleagues and even my GP had more confidence in me and my abilities than I had in myself. Knowing for over two long years I was going to lose my job only fuelled my depressive state, lacking that very important level of confidence I needed in myself, and then taking my early release in December and not having a new job to walk straight into added even more worry and self doubts about myself. Having said all that, I don’t for one single minute regret my decision to go for early release, having that all important breather from the stress it was putting me under, has enabled me to enjoy my life, see things a little differently these last 3 months. This time off gave me a chance to really think about what I wanted to do with my future, make some very important decisions, it gave me the chance to spend time with my friends and pursuing my hobbies…….and in between those times I continued fervently to find that all important new job.
Now I want to share some wonderful news with you all, this is something I rarely have the opportunity to do, but at the moment I want to share the sweet smell of success with all my followers. As of this week I was offered and accepted a new job, initially it was for 3 months as a temp, then a chance of becoming permanent. However on leaving the office tonight I was approached by my new manager who has asked me how I have felt about the last couple of days, which I have to say in all honesty has been so enjoyable in my new role in administration, and an absolutely smashing bunch of people I am working with who have made me feel very welcome, ( and we all enjoy the same type of music…which is an added bonus when you have the radio on in the dept and you feel at ease with the great flow of music and the music is from an era where you can actually understand the lyrics and all sing along!!) Overall although it’s only been a couple of days, it has all ”felt right” it’s as though this was meant to be, but imagine my surprise this evening when I was offered the job permanently effective immediately if I wanted it, rather than wait three months down the line. Of course…..I said yes.
What can I say, but at the moment life feels good, and all this in a year where the number 13 keeps popping up, it may be unlucky for some, but so far this year 2013 has been a good year, oh and today was 13th March….the day I was offered a new contract. All these positive changes have made a big difference, once I have given myself a little bit of time to settle in and get back into a routine, I feel that the next right step forward for me will be to talk to my GP about reducing my medication steadily over the coming months…..because for the first time in a very long time, I do feel my life is heading in the right direction.
And so another new chapter in my life begins, a new and exciting one. Cheers everyone.
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