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Thursday, July 5, 2012

A new journey awaits

Last week I was made redundant - after 13 years of working for Dalton Paper/Spicers/Paperlinx, it is time for me to move on. The redundancy did not come as a shock, I had spoken with my boss a few weeks prior and said that if the opportunity arose for a redundancy, I put my hand up. It's time for me to find something closer to home, early morning starts, pretty much three hours spent travelling in the car each day, dragging my kids out of a deep slumber to get them to creche, it was no longer the answer. I need more time with my family.
 I shared the most wonderful times with my work friends, lots of fun drunken parties, laughter and jokes constantly in the office, and gaining some friends for life.  As much as I will miss working with all of these dear people and also for a company that gave me so much in my life, a new journey is waiting for me.
I'm not sure where I will end up, but I am looking forward to new challenges and friendships - oh, and less time driving my car!
Today I start  a new journey :)

6 comments:

  1. Oh WOW Buffy, almost the same thing happened to me last November. Redundancy after 12.5 years with a big finance company. And to be honest, it couldn't have come at a better time. With my two young boys who I hated leaving to work part time anyway, it has worked out well to have some time off with them.
    There are always bigger and better ventures to be explored. One door closes and all that. Enjoy!
    Also, hope all is going as well as can be expected with your Mum xo

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    1. It was like it was all meant to be. Sometimes these things happen in your life, just when you need them most. Mum is doing ok, another operation this Friday, hopefully with a better outcome.

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  2. good luck nan.... only good things to come :) xx

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    1. Oh of course Floss, onwards and upwards

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  3. So how's semi retirement going? I hope Charlie is feeling better this week! And your mum too.
    Good luck with finding your new career path! :)

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  4. Don't know about semi retirement??? So much more seems to be done when you are at home, the constant cleaning is driving me crazy!!! Round two of operations for mum on Friday, another long day at the hospital no doubt. So grateful to not be working at this time

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