Or rather Carillion has made me redundant, so I am now a free human.
I will miss my boss and colleagues terribly as not only were they great to work with but they believed in me at a time when I didn’t believe in myself and their confidence enabled me to find my self-confidence and grow both personally and professionally in ways that I don’t think would otherwise have been possible. I will not, however, miss the volume of work that the whole team were consistently overwhelmed with, nor will I miss the mess of a building that was laughingly called our Head Office. I might even be able to stop taking pills I’ve been consuming daily for the past eighteen months to manage the headaches the place induced!
I don’t have a new job lined up yet. My brushed and polished CV is out with several recruitment agencies but I am looking for the right job, not just a job and will not be jumping into anything hastily. Having worked since I was sixteen and been in full time employment since I finished Uni I’m going to treat the next few months as a short version of the gap year I never had, using the time to consider what I really want my life to look like and figure out exactly what I need to do in order to create that.
So whilst I’m sad that I’ll be leaving some lovely people behind, I’m excited to be moving on to the next part of the great adventure that is life.
PS Dog is very happy that I will be at home much more. She’s become a very cuddly pupster recently and I’m more than happy to oblige.