It’s been a while since the last update, over 2 months in fact (note to self – must try harder!) It’s been a quiet couple of months in many ways, hence not feeling the need to write much.
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.
The start of a new journey…. into the virtual world. I have recently taken a step into the online world by creating and running websites and e-commerce, I am definitely feeling around in the dark with this and trying to find my way with very little knowledge or experience however, it is very interesting and I’m certainly expanding my skill-set.
On a more personal level, I am also in the early stages of a new relationship which is all very exciting in itself. However she has also surprised me by agreeing to join our annual kayaking/climbing/biking trip to the Alps in Summer – so preparations have begun…. Luckily she has some experience of paddling so it’s not a completely fresh start however it has been a while, so there are some nerves to overcome.