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At the end of the decade, I said 2020 was a preparatory year for “a decade of realised dreams”. That is not how it’s panned out, because I’ve just left my second job in six months. Back in August, I spoke about my hopes and fears for the job I’ve just left. I’m happy to say that after a rough first couple of weeks, I really liked it! It was a good job to do, and I was surrounded by an amazingly supportive team. The lessons I learned there I am taking forward into my new role, but I knew that staying there wasn’t for me and they all knew it too. One reason why I’m so excited about my next job is because it’s not in care. Ever since I left university, I’ve only worked in care – both private and public. Of my two and a half years’…

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… but still you eat another chocolate bar, watch another episode on Netflix, put another picture on social media. All the while, your dreams, wants and desires sit like a pile of books on your bedside table, waiting to be read. The dust starts to settle, and the pile gets higher with another book you’ve started because you left it so long after page ten that you’ve forgotten what little happened in the first one. More dust. Your phone’s new home becomes the top of your “to-read” pile. It will never collect dust. The closest those books get to being read is being brushed by your fingers as you fumble for your phone in the morning. At some point, you take note and tell yourself that you’ll pick it up again tonight but when tonight comes, you’re so tired that your head hits the pillow and then the day is…

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