The End of an Era!

This is my 100th blog post which makes it quite appropriate, as this weekend marked the end of my working career at Channel 4 after 7 years…….**sigh**

I’m not going to go on and on about my time there, because it truly has been amazing. Not just the work itself, but mainly the incredible people I got to meet every single day. It’s those people who’ve made my job fun every day (except for the days I got up on the wrong side of the bed, and on those days not even Ryan Gosling sans-shirt would’ve made me crack a smile!), but you know all know what I mean! šŸ˜‰

I take away awesome experiences and memories, as well as really good friends. Those kind of bonds and friendships don’t just fall by the wayside when you decide to leave. Many people can attest to the flood-gates opening on my last few hours behind that Reception desk and they were genuine tears. All I can say is thank you to everyone that made my time there so amazing…..I will never forget it!

It is with a heavy heart that I leave Channel 4, but I know amazing new adventures await and I’m looking forward to tackling my future adventures…..of which I will most definitely keep you all posted!

I’ll leave you with a few of the better (if I can really call it that) pics of my Leaving Do…..

XXX

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The End of Complacency….

So, I have some news…..

To cut a very long story short, we’ve had a major reshuffle at work, and I’ve decided to take redundancy. Eeeeek!! Super scary, but super exciting. I’ve worked in my current job for over 7 years and loved it, but it’s time to move on and put myself out there. Basically, I’m taking a giant leap out of my comfort zone and heading out into the great beyond….Basically, I’m terrified.

I know that I’ve made the right decision and I can’t even begin to tell you all how happy I am to make a new start. But every time I think about it, my belly does a very nervous flip and I’m reminded of the fact that I haven’t put myself out there for years and it really is a scary thought.

Now, I’ve said so many times that IĀ really struggle with self-confidence andĀ let’s face it – a general lackĀ of belief in myself. Well, this has to change, and it has to change fast. In the next few weeks/months I’m going to have to go for job interviews and reallyĀ sell myself. Strangely, I know I can do it. I’m scared, but it’s a good scared…..if that kind of thing exists!

Now, I know that having a hot and toned “bod” doesn’t magically give you confidence, but it does help. And as you know from my previous post, I haven’t been to the gym in ages and have only recently re-joined. So now, I have to really bust my ass and get some results. Not just for my health, and not just to help my confidence, but also to help me believe in myself and to know that when I set my mind to something, that I can really achieve it. To know that when I step into someone’s office for a job interview, that I can get through it and put forward my best side because I believe that all these things are not beyond my grasp.

I have been complacent for too long and I have made one promise after another to myself about what I want to achieve, and I have never delivered. Now, here’s the kick up the butt I’ve needed for so long. I’m effectively on the clock and time is ticking. Either I can or I can’t….

I know I sure as hell can and I’m going to prove to everyone and to myself that I can go out there, fight for what I really want and get it!

Reach for the stars and all that! šŸ™‚

xxx

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