So, you might have noticed last week we were guests of Celebrity Cruises, and had a gorgeously hot week touring from Turkey all the way across to Rome. David and I had a great time, and used the trip as an excuse to finish off our honeymoon. It was hot, it was new, and it was brilliant.
Now, for a few changes.
Work, to me, will only ever be the thing I do to get money. I’ve never been a career girl, wanting to climb the ladder and become a billionaire. I have no plan. I have no desire for anything like that, and as long as I can pay bills and have my laptop, a notepad and pen, and a good book to read, I’m sorted.
So, I quit my job.
It was for many reasons, the main one of which was that I couldn’t work in an environment that cut so close to the events of earlier this year. Given an additional change in team structure and more of an emphasis on reporting and strategy and cost benefit analysis and Gantt charts etc etc, it became a role I no longer enjoyed. The only thing that I really cared about was a few of my team members.
Life it too short to dread going to work every day.
So, in a huge step backwards (to some) I decided to bail out. I didn’t really know what the plan would be initially, there were talks with mum about selling dad’s houses, but as soon as I mentioned to my boss my reasons, the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders.
I worked my four weeks’ notice period and handed over to my assistant who I know will do an excellent job (despite the fear of what lurks in the deep…) and thought I was going to have some time to myself.
Until I got offered a job working with an old colleague and friend in London. Interviews were had, but given the apparent reputation I have in the industry, the job was mine before I’d even walked in the door.
So. I’m heading back to work as Front of House, except this time in a five star clinic in the middle of Chelsea. That’s right, the commute starts again. And I’m leaving PR/marketing.
I know I have lots to offer the company I’m moving over to, and part of the reason they hired me was my experience with email marketing, PR and blogger outreach. It’s a step back to most, but more me it’s needed. It’s in an industry I love with hugely talented people, and it’s the right decision for me.
So, what have you been up to?