And I’m back! It’s been a while since my last blog and things since then have changed. I spent a lot of the back end of last year really questioning and reflecting what I wanted from my life.
2017 was a challenging year. Things in my life happened that were completely beyond my control and took over my life – some in a quite dramatic way. As a result, I couldn’t concentrate on one specific thing and it honestly felt like things were too much. Nothing seemed to be going my way and by the end of September last year -I had already had enough of the year – and was ready for the new year to start!!
I knew that something had to change. It took a conversation with a close friend (she knows who she is) to really make me think about what I needed to do to make myself happy. I realised that the only person who could change the path my life was taking was me. I had gotten into a rut with everything – however I was given fresh perspective and after some other difficult conversations (some of which were quite scary) I made some positive steps to change my life for the better.
The biggest change I decided to make was to quit my job and find a new one. The more I thought about it, the more I realised that I felt under-utilised and demotivated in the role I was doing. I wasn’t challenged enough and this in turn made me frustrated. You spend so much of your time at work every week and you need to enjoy what you are doing. I had gotten to the point where I was no longer enjoying the job like I used to. I had lost my buzz. So, I set myself the challenge of looking and applying for new roles – and credit to people who do this – as it’s not always easy trying to sell yourself to try and get a new job. I applied for quite a few – and the day after my birthday I went for an interview – and was offered the job. I was thrilled as you can imagine – and handed my notice in the week before Christmas. I instantly knew I had done the right thing and I felt like a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Don’t get me wrong – when I first started in the role I was doing I did love my job – but I always knew it was never going to be permanent. I knew that one day I would want more. The hardest thing about leaving was leaving the people -they are all such a good bunch of people and I have never met a board of directors who were so caring and approachable – so full credit to them for that. I had a great last day and received some lovely presents from my team -career wise its onwards and upwards.
Some of the lovely gifts and flowers I received from work
There have been some other small changes that I have made that have helped me come into 2018 more positive and motivated that I have been for a while (some of which I won’t disclose as they are quite personal and some that will come to light over the course of the next 12 months – fingers crossed!!)
I have come out of 2017 stronger and braver than I ever thought I could be. I am determined that 2018 is going to be the year of happiness and I am going to bring you along for the ride. I have re-launched the blog and will now ensure that I upload twice weekly – on a Wednesday and a Sunday – and the posts will be on what’s happening in my life, health, beauty, lifestyle, food, travel/adventures or on things that have made me happy/smile or even driven my crazy!!!
Anyway until Sunday………. Much love
Katie x x x