On this day 5 years ago I woke up much as I would on any other day, much as I had pretty much every day for the previous 91/2years, same time, same place, except this time something was different – I didn’t have a job to go to. After a career in housing building my way up from a part-time Project Worker, to a Senior Management role I was made redundant due to funding cuts at the time when many Local Authorities were carrying out huge budget slashing exercises to many housing services. I had been supporting my teams through the consultation and redundancy process too, knowing that I didn’t have a job at the end of the proceedings, it was a hugely stressful time.
A ‘little’ paddle related blog from Laura – just in case you’ve forgotten what it was like to be a newbie (I had…) If you want to follow more of Laura’s ramblings on life, paddling and horses please see her blog at: http://ljmonelife.blogspot.co.uk/
In the last week or so the preparation has started for the summer trip to the Alps. After I decided to go and got my deposit paid, I’ve got some kit sorted and I’m set up with the basics to get out and practice.