Walking through Waterloo early this morning I reflected on the last two years and a bit of my life. As I crossed the bridge on the South Bank I thought back to all those decisions I made.
In January 2018 I resigned from my very safe and quite boring job to start at a small start up construction company. I was so excited. Within weeks I realised the job and the people were not what was sold to me. Within a month I was stressed out, anxious and on top of that my boss was emailing me endless demands even though he was sitting next to me! I was working 12 hour days and still not coping. Suffice to say after three months we parted company.
I was turning 50 in a few weeks, had parties planned, a long paid trip to Africa booked in a month and no job! It was pretty bleak. My anxiety level was high and I had lost confidence. When things get hard you really do know who your friends are. I received a lot of love and kindness from friends and family during those months.
June 2018 arrived and I was off to meet my friend Joanna in Namibia. I was not sure my driving skills were up to the tricky Namibian roads and on top of that I had not really done much research on our trip. I need not have worried as Joanna had it all under control!
The Namibian trip was balm for my soul. I tried blogging for the first time, laughed so hard, saw some amazing sights and had a truly amazing time.
Coming back to London I was blessed to pick up a temp assignment at London Zoo. It was a good job although not paid very well and gave me confidence. I also made some good friends. Not the otters below but real human friends.
I left the Zoo in November 2018 after six months and started temping in the City at a Bank. It was good to be back in the City but my search for a permanent better paid job was elusive. My confidence has returned and I was feeling a bit better about things. February 2019 things changed; the recruitment company I had registered with wanted to know if I wanted to work for them as Office Manager.
I have now been in the job for a year and six months and as I walked through the streets of London today I reflected that even in this troubling times the journey is sometimes worth it.
Stay safe and sane my lovelies!