New beginnings

Just a quick one from me tonight; I’ve been AWOL for too long, and as I sit here on the precipice of a new year it’s inevitable that I’m reflecting on the past twelve months – good, bad and otherwise.

I’m not a fan of all this “new year, new me” malarkey, but I can’t argue that 1st January is as good a time as any to take stock. I’ve had a rough few months, work has been unbearable and has impacted appallingly on my mental health. I’ve been having therapy and interviewing for other jobs but nothing has been forthcoming, so I made the (brave/stupid?) decision to hand in my notice and remove myself from the major source of negativity in my life. As of tomorrow, I am unemployed. As of tomorrow, it’s up to me to make things happen.

And so, friends, I want to share with you something that happened to me just now: I’ve put on weight and have been dodging mirrors in my state of glumness, but I caught sight of myself in the glass of my back door this evening. My reaction? “You look so much better than before, look how far you’ve come.”, not “You’re disgusting, you’ll never succeed.” With that, I’m off to make friends with 2018.

Happy new year!

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