Hey. What’s up? It’s your girl, Chloe.
Hope you’re all good and are ready for the Easter bank holiday weekend ahead of us.
I definitely am!
Is it time for a long weekend? Check.
Am I ready to eat more chocolate than I probably should? Of course.
Am I preparing myself for a well earned rest? That one would be a no.
Not in a bad way, don’t worry. I’m not neglecting my well-being.
Quite the opposite actually.
I love keeping busy. I’m not one to just sit back and do nothing.
That has never been my style.
If I ever do find myself without anything to do, you can be sure that I will either be annoyed, frustrated or just plain bored.
Basically, I’m just not a fan of the ‘no things to do all day’ life.
From a young age I was encouraged to keep doing. Keep going. Keep working.
I’ll admit, that energy may not have been always focused in the correct places, but now that mindset has changed and my choices are healthier.
It’s positive, just like what I want to talk to you guys about today.
I was very set on sharing a completely different post, but due to recent events and something which happened just today, I feel this seems too perfectly timed and needs to be shouted about, so stay with me.
In my first post back from my blogging break, I shared some of the changes I had faced during this period of living in a national lockdown.
And trust me, a LOT of changes occurred.
If you’ve read that post, you will know what I mean.
But thinking back to that, one notable change was about me moving forward in my professional career.
I mentioned how I had been at a company as a Digital Marketing Executive for 3 and a half years, but have since decided to begin the next chapter of my life with another company.
Exciting but nerve wracking at the same time.
The reason I bring this up again, is because IT actually happened.
What is IT, I hear you ask over there in the corner?
No. IT isn’t that deranged clown with the red balloon from that movie I have yet to see.
IT refers to today, the 1st April 2021, which just so happened to be my last working day at that company.
Now I’ve said it like that, I’m worried some of you may not believe me, but you have to just trust me on this.
I know April 1st has its reputation for terrible jokes and unwanted pranks, but I swear to you with my entire being, that what I am telling you is nothing but the truth.
First, I want to send a quick thank you to my colleagues for what was a great little send off. The gifts were awesome.
A new mug for my many cups of tea, a candle to light my evenings, and more sweet items than you will probably know what to do with.
Seriously, one of my colleagues, Toby, bought in about 12 packs of my favourite biscuits, Golden Crunch Creams.
I could lie and say it will take me forever to get through them, but I can’t do that.
Check back with me next week. I can’t guarantee a single pack will be left.
Nor will the three mini bottles of wine, Jerome bought in for me.
I can already hear my walking app, Sweatcoin, calling out to me.
Sugar levels aside, this is now another change to add to my diary.
Another major event to add to my lockdown woes.
Another moment of real growth.
For that reason, I am truly grateful for the experience.
I feel every day is building me into something bigger and stronger than I was before.
These are life events we will be able to look back on and admire for the courage they will have taken to achieve at that time.
Talking of, when I first joined this company and job role back in 2017, it was my first glance into the REAL working world.
Back then I was still struggling with my confidence.
I wasn’t sure of myself. I doubted things. And my Mental Health was in quite the position.
I remember even just stepping in the office, let alone working for 8 hours, felt like a challenge in my head but I did it.
Sometimes it’s amazing when you realise just how much you have overcome when you have to do so and it’s pleasing for me to recall everything that happened during that journey from A to B.
From the person I no longer recognise, to the person you see today.
I am different. I couldn’t be more happy to say that either.
I hope you feel you can say that also.
I may not know your situation or what you are going through, but boy can I empathise.
Life isn’t always a straight forward ride. It comes with a few dips and turns here and there.
As someone who despises rollercoasters, it frightens me to my very core, sometimes in more ways than you can imagine, but that’s not going to stop me, nor should it stop you.
Stop off at points, catch your breath, and get back to it.
I wouldn’t suggest you do that on a rollercoaster, but you get my point.
Choose your next goal and go for it.
In the words of the wonderfully talented, Shia LaBeouf…
JUST DO IT!!!
Until next time.
P.S THIS IS GENUINELY NOT AN APRIL FOOLS’ JOKE!