Letters From Heaven

I’ve got a secret; one I’ve been dying to share with you for a week or so! I’ve been debating for some time whether to go freelance and I’ve done it. The deciding factor for me was after an uninspiring 1:1 with my area manager in which I was told “the company did not reward loyalty or long-term service”. So after this disheartening meeting I had a eureka moment; for those that have seen one of my favourite films “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” remember the scene where the Judge debating on whether to retire shouts “today’s the day”?

The old fella had long disapproved of the organisation I worked for and every year when they failed to provide me with a cost of living pay rise claiming a dip in overall company profits despite both the directors driving around in brand new Range Rovers, he pointed out that even Dick Turpin wore a mask.

So I tendered my resignation and four weeks onwards I’m doing okay and waking up looking forward to each day instead of hauling my tired arse down to the bus stop before 6am each morning. Ironically, the day after I resigned a white flash on my Dad’s old armchair caught my eye. I picked it up and my heart somersaulted when I realised it was one of his old business cards. It now sits on my laptop under my wrist rest as a reminder that the old fella would have been oh so proud. I don’t know what lies ahead but for the time being I know that this is the right time for me.

For those out there thinking of taking the plunge; try it you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner #followyourdreams

29 thoughts on “Letters From Heaven

  1. GOOD FOR YOU,,,,,,,,,,,,,!,! Best Of luck with your next adventure. You can do anything you set your mind to do. You dad would be very proud of you!!

    D. Brenda Cooper

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  2. Go You!!!!!!!!!! I would get my cheer leader pom poms out but you don’t need them and I would probably do myself an injury lol! You will do brilliantly and at some point do a Pretty Woman style return to your old job to show them that while they did not appreciate you it was their loss not yours!

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  3. Congratulations and good luck! One of the scariest but also most exhilarating things I’ve ever done was when my beloved and I became self-employed, starting our own business. It can be challenging, frustrating, and sometimes it’s scary, but that’s life, and even with a “regular” job, it can often be challenging, frustrating, and sometimes scary, but not as rewarding (emotionally, if not always financially) as being self-employed. GOOD LUCK!

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  4. I am so excited to hear that you are embracing a new path! I will be tagging along with you. Your story reminds me of my last days with my father. He wanted me to leave my career behind and explore new possibilities. On the last day of his life, (unbeknown to me) I said to him. “Dad, I am handing in my keys today and return to see you later today.” He nodded and smiled. Those were my last words to Dad. I returned in my keys. Dad passed the same moment I walked out the door of my long career. We are now on new journeys. May we live every moment that is given to us.

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