Three little words - not what you were expecting, hey? These were the emotions of my Friday morning. Quick summary of the situation: I have had a turbulent few months at work with the threat of redundancy looming. My whole team is potentially changing, and we are feeling very threatened. My role was confirmed in October as disappearing from April of this year, but I was 'ring-fenced' for two other roles. This means I'd have to interview for and hopefully get one of them, but nothing was guaranteed.
You can imagine, this was a stressful and confusing time, and the uncertainty made me feel very vulnerable. Certain plans had to go on hold (no new house for me just yet!), but life continued...
This morning I've had the news that the situation has change significantly. I have now been removed from the ring-fenced possibilities and 'assimilated' into one of the roles mentioned above - one I was hopeful in succeeding with in the interview process, and I was really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into. This news is news of the FANTASTIC kind!!! A couple of hours on, I'm still a little shocked - this shift in the restructure was totally unexpected! Now I know I will have a job in the Spring (all things being equal), which makes life a lot more reliable and easier to plan for. Did I mention there's a wedding in the offing?!?!
So what, I hear you ask, does this all have to do with writing? This is, after all, a writing themed blog.
Recently, I've not been feeling very inspired (hope you haven't noticed a negative impact on my blog!!). Ideas are slow-coming, if at all, and the enthusiasm I've previously had for writing short stories, articles, poems, and even my blogs (find the other one here, my travel blog: BORN TO BE A TOURIST) has been waning. I've also had less time lately to sit down and write the good stuff, as I've been busy having fun with my visiting boyfriend. He's come 8,000 miles to propose, so I need to make him feel welcome!
All of this has had an impact on my writing. However, today, I feel renewed. I feel inspired again. These three little words, relief, energy and happiness, is how I feel, one leading to another. Relief is not something you should under estimate as an emotion - it's wonderful! This has unleashed more inner energy than I have felt since before Christmas, if not for longer, and as a result, I have felt instantly happier. I have changed my outlook and feel an improved, refreshed version of myself. Good news for me and all around me. Hooray!
Here's to a fantastic year!
Have a great weekend all, and I hope you are lucky enough to feel the same rejuvenation as me in the weeks to come. Go search for that feeling - it'll do you wonders!
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