Sunday, 3 April 2011

change is good

Monday morning 10am and I am back in the real world.
New job begins.

Not entirely sure how I feel about that.
A mixture of emotions really, because I am really looking forward to getting back into the real world and I know I’m going to love this job but it will be strange after so long.
Has to be done though and I know that I am very lucky to be given this opportunity.

I’ve always believed in Karma and it was definitely smiling on me for this one.

It’s going to be strange too going from all my time pretty much being free time to just having week-ends off. Was thinking about this yesterday and found myself wondering when I’m gonna find the time to get my legs waxed.
Good to know I have my priorities in order.
Not Saturdays that’s for sure - if there’s only two days a week I can have a lie in don’t be expecting me to surface before at least 3pm.

It’s not like my last job which involved being out in the community a lot of the time going from one meeting to another or promoting the service. It was quite easy with travel time to arrange 45 mins here and there if I needed to do something for myself. Or book an hour and a half to meet with one of the kids that I knew would only stay with me for half an hour then leave.
Sometimes my boss and I told the manager we were going on outreach then went to Asda and did our shopping.

Good job he can't see this, I might need a reference.

Working from home was always good too.
We were allowed to do this if we had admin work to do, writing up reports and the like as our office was always busy and sometimes not the best place to concentrate. Every couple of weeks I’d book myself out for Friday when in fact I had already done all the write ups.
Then have a long lie in and spend an hour in the afternoon putting the work on the database.
Yeah those were the days.

Change is good though.

It’s much needed in my case, and there’s other areas of my life that could do with a re-vamp and I think sorting one might just spur me on with the others too.

People do seem to be scared of change.
Sometimes it can be a bad thing but certainly not always, and even when it seems bad it can work out for the better in the long run.

I guess it's fine if you're the one deciding to do it, but when it's imposed upon you by someone else there's that whole thing about losing control to deal with as well.
Everyone has an element of the control freak.

It always amuses me to see how people react to change - even to small things, for instance every time facebook alter their layout you get 3455 groups saying the old one was better, then six months later they update it again and those same people don’t like that.

It’s not really the end result of the change they don’t like it’s the act of changing itself.

I’m old enough to remember the public outrage when it was decided that the UK was switching to decimal currency, the same thing happens when ever it’s suggested that we adopt the Euro now.
But I bet these same people that worry about it and how they would cope if we did get by perfectly well when they go on holiday and have to use a different currency - and probably a lot of times it’s the very same Euro they're so scared of having to manage at home.

So anyways as of next week it’s out with the old and in with the new for me.

If nothing else not being able to sit up all night on the computer is probably going to save on the electricity bills.

Bring it on.
I'm not scared.


  1. Good luck on your new job! :)

  2. Hey, embrace this. Always a great time to tread into a new path, even an old path you have not passed for long. You have my vote of confidence. Do me proud!

  3. You have inspired a blog post, thanks!

  4. o my dear ... you and i both ... good luck with your lack of sleep ... i'll be thinking of you on my first day tomorrow too xo

    although you begin before me over there in your country!

  5. Good luck. I find that change seems to make time flow less quickly. A week seems much longer when you're doing something different.

  6. Change is good. I could use some. Congrats on the new job!


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