Today I am noticing a significant change in my attitude recently.
Generally feeling slightly more confident and like I’m taking a bit better care of myself. Simple things like doing my make up everyday instead of just going to work with no make up on, and actually taking time and investing in my make up.
Today I also spent the day in a very intense day of training to become a Dementia Friends Champion. As intense and hard work as the training was I loved it and cannot wait to go out and spread the word and I’m actually really proud. I might not take part in all these 5k and 10k runs or jump out of planes at any given opportunity to help charities but I do like to know that I’m doing something for the causes that I feel for.
I also am now getting excited to start my new job. The fact that it is so many different jobs all rolled into one and created just for me makes me one incredibly proud girl, and I feel good to know that all of my hard work has paid off to come to this point. I left school at 16 having to prove a point to my parents, that if I were to leave school I had to make my own way through life earning a living. That’s when I started full time work. I then went on to spend the best 2 years of my life at art college doing what I love. From then on I experienced uni and left after a couple of years because the course didn’t have as much academia as I liked. I worked in an area I was interested in, then I tried something new and then by stroke of luck ended up where I am now again in an area that interests me. I started self employed work and became partners with a colleague and we were receiving excellent feedback. We might have been tired and working until 2am most mornings but it was worth it. Our work dried up though and my gut told me that something wasnt right T my current job and so I started looking elsewhere. I got a few interview invites then told that my job was approved. The day after I was approached by a colleague who’s partner owns a civil engineering business who wanted a chat with me as he’d heard good things. We met and instantly clicked and talked over some exciting ideas…and within a week a job offer was on the table. The job offer I declined initially. Within 2 hours a new offer was put forward and before I could answer I had an email with a further offer in my inbox. I decided that was it, with my gut feelings that something still wasn’t right in my current workplace I jumped. I handed my notice in and accepted the job. 2 weeks after accepting the job I found out my role at my current workplace hadn’t been approved and I’d just been told that it had….so my gut was right. I’m now incredibly glad I took the job and I am so excited to be getting back to doing something where I can learn and be interested and have responsibilities all while doing admin.