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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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I was in Year 9, being bullied and five months off losing all my friends due to one person’s vindictive actions. Ten years on, the world has changed. I don’t live in the same town, or the same house, and I’m not surrounded by the same people. My ambitions for the future now are something I’d never even thought of ten years ago, and something I didn’t consider for most of the decade. I also have interests now that if you’d have asked me about being into them ten years ago, I probably would have laughed in your face. Simply put, I’m not the same person either. I don’t even have the same name. I do think the things I’ve got into over this decade have definitely shaped who I am now. At one point, I was recording songs and uploading them to YouTube, and now I want to record…

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