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!