Over the last few weeks I have spent some time thinking about my life beyond work. I have quite often been mistaken for a driven career woman-something I have never seen myself as. I have enjoyed the jobs that I have done (five) and try to do what I can to the best of my ability.
I have met some great people along the way through work, Kevin and where I’ve lived. Some have been transitory and others still enduring. All have played a part to shape me as a friend, an employee, and a manager.
Life can often throw us curved balls and it is how we deal with these times that is important. In certain situations you find out who your true friends are: we certainly did in 1999 and the following years and to all of those I thank you!
In turn I do hope that we have offered a shoulder, a hug, an ear when needed.
We are often put off from asking difficult or painful questions for fear of upsetting someone, and they in turn are very possibly wishing someone would ask as the unburdening can be cathartic.
Just recently a friend and I met and they messaged me to say that I always put a smile on their face and warmth in their heart-I was so touched by this as this is an accolade far greater than any achievement at work!
We know not what the future will hold, who is yet to come into our lives, nor those that will leave. I will strive to continue to raise a smile, hear their laughter and warm their hearts as in turn they will do for me. 😘💕💕🤗🌟