I’ve said before that writing my blog is at times as much about therapy for myself as it is anything else. The core purpose of my blog is to engage and connect with others on a personal and professional level. How I do that I’m not too fussy about, sometimes I write about business topics other times I write about my own experiences and sometimes I just wang on about how I’m feeling. Today’s blog is one of those just how I’m feeling right now blogs. I have been writing it all week as a way to get my feelings down. On Wednesday I wrote this…
I’ve just cried. Had a melt down and now I’m back in the positivity zone after taking an hour to read the book I’m currently loving. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod is so motivating. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to be productive, motivated and fired up. In the book there is a 30 day challenge. I’m about to try that soon with a couple of friends. I will let you know how I get on. I will save that for another blog.
So why did I cry, well, I finally had it confirmed that I leave my employer of 17 years on the 4 November. I asked to leave earlier than the original planned date of 31 January and it’s been agreed so this is great news. It did however hurt. The thing that’s been coming all year is finally here. It feels like the most bizarre thing ever. This absolutely is going to be a pivotal moment in my career that’s for sure, Oh hey, hi new beginnings and all things Sparkle! If there is one thing I’m proud of (now bear with me because speaking positively about myself is not easy, but I’m getting better…..seriously, I’ve said this before, get a coach!) anyway, one thing I’m proud of is how I’ve kept going this year through a really tough time. Getting up, doing the day job and showing up for my dreams. If I want to continue to be successful it’s only going to happen with determination, resilience and bloody hard work. If I hadn’t done that I would be utterly petrified right now about the future but as it stands I’m not. I’m sad to leave a job I love but so excited to head in to my new chapter. I’m ready.
This week alone I’ve been told by 5 different people that my blog is inspirational to them or that it helps with their own challenges and I’m pleased it serves in that way. It is good to know that I am connecting with others as I had hoped. Like anything, my blog is progressing and I’m enjoying that.
A few positives to end on, my website will be live from the end of November, I’ve now become a member of the Women in Business network and have taken the HR spot at Chesterfield, I’m cracking on with my coaching diploma and all in all I’m excited about being able to focus on one thing from the 5 November and that is Sparkle HR. People keep asking how I’m finding clients, the best way is through recommendations or connections so please do keep me at the front of your mind if you or anyone you know needs HR support.
I have some exciting potential clients in the pipeline and some brilliant work lined up already. Hold on, here we go!
Thanks for listening, I feel better already.
Cheers to Friday!
Whatever it is that you write, putting words on the page is a form of therapy that doesn’t cost a dime – Diana Raab
Love Laura x