Good morning Monday Motivation fans! I hope you’re all well and happy this Monday morning :-). We had a pretty sunny weekend here but I feel kind of frustrated that we did so little! I spent a large portion of Saturday afternoon watching the last 3 episodes of ’13 Reasons Why’ and then the rest of the weekend was spent shopping, cleaning, ironing and walking the dogs. We’ve vowed to make sure we actually have some sort of activity or adventure planned for next weekend. The days fly by so quickly I feel like we’re going to get to the end of 2017 and I’ll have nothing to show for it.
This week is a bit of a weird one for me. It’s my last week in my job and that makes me very sad :-(. It’s not often you have to leave a job when you don’t want to and your employers don’t really want you to either. I started this job a year ago after I had made a big life decision and left my career in leisure. It was just a short term contract covering another lady’s maternity leave and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. When you start a job and there is a year in front of you it feels like such a long time, but it has gone so ridiculously quickly. I don’t think I ever really thought I would have to leave…we hoped there would be another position for me but it’s not the sort of business where they can just make a job to keep me!
Thursday morning will be my last day and I will definitely leave with a heavy heart. It’s been such a great job for me. Not only have the hours been amazing but the job itself has been exactly what I was looking for. I have been able to practice my photography and writing skills as well as keep up to date on my marketing knowledge. To be honest, once I settled into the role, I haven’t been able to fault it. Then, of course, there are the people I have been working with. I have been sharing an office with 3 of the loveliest ladies I could have hoped for. They have put up with my constant nattering and have made me smile every day. I haven’t once thought that I didn’t want to go to work and that’s a first for me! Hopefully we will stay friends and if there’s ever a job there again in the future they’ll have to barricade the door to stop me coming back! Mr C said to me today – ‘so you’re actually going to leave then?’. Unfortunately it’s out of my hands…but I could handcuff myself to my desk lol!
It’s so rare to really enjoy your job and as my quote says I feel how lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. I’m still not sure where I’m off to next. I have another potential job lined up but it’s not confirmed yet so…watch this space. If I’ve learnt anything over the years it’s that job satisfaction is so much more important than money. I will certainly pass this nugget of knowledge on to my children – whatever you decide to do with your life, make sure it makes you happy (and that it pays enough to send your parents on some pretty decent holidays ;-)!)
Thank you so much to all my wonderful colleagues, you know who you are, for making the last year so perfect. I am so very glad I came to work with you all.
Until next time