10: Boss-Free

Another day over. Am I wishing my life away? No, I’m counting down the days until my life starts again. Life minus the boss. Perhaps I shouldn’t knock it; the boss pays, and I can’t say that my inbox is full of demands for my services as a savvy freelance writer. Is it the savvyContinue reading “10: Boss-Free”

9: Floats & Giggles

It’s silly, but … … now that I know I’m leaving, that there’s an end in sight, I’m actually quite enjoying my job. A strange phenomenon that I’m putting down to relief. The anxiety has lifted and I’m feeling all floaty. All floaty, happy and even a little bit (a lot) giggly! This morning, IContinue reading “9: Floats & Giggles”

8: Hello Me!

So much for giving up the day job. Spent the day, today, working. Not at my workplace, but at home; at home, for my workplace. For the workplace which I have given up; but which, in turn, has not given me up. The workplace that still expects me to do more work for it –Continue reading “8: Hello Me!”

7: Knotted

Why give up a job that pays well? Shouldn’t I be grateful? Stop the whingeing and get on with it? Get on with what? Get on with trying to get to the peak of the mountain, whilst hanging on to the cliff face by old rope? Get on with the knowing that the only wayContinue reading “7: Knotted”

Getting Out of the Day Job 6: Pinch Me

Disclaimer: This post contains book-image links to Amazon. Should you choose to purchase a recommended book via a link, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to yourself. I’m still pinching myself (not Hinching myself). Did I really sign up for voluntary redundancy last week? And does that really mean I’ll be ‘unemployed’?Continue reading “Getting Out of the Day Job 6: Pinch Me”

Getting Out of the Day Job 5: Lottery Win!

Disclaimer: This post contains links to Amazon. I do not earn any commission for sales made. I’ve done it! No, I haven’t (to my knowledge) won the lottery, but I’ve sold my first book! Wow! Okay, so it’s not that impressive – I haven’t even published, let alone sold, my own masterpieces – but, IContinue reading “Getting Out of the Day Job 5: Lottery Win!”

Getting Out of the Day Job 4: A Diary

Disclaimer: This post contains a link to Amazon, with regards to a recommended book. If you choose to purchase the book, I will receive a commission at no cost to yourself.   Okay, so I haven’t given it up yet. I’ve still got three months of my notice to work out but, signing on theContinue reading “Getting Out of the Day Job 4: A Diary”

3: A Diary

Okay, so I’m still currently in employment, but by being up and blogging at 2.44 am, I am demonstrating my commitment to the cause. Yesterday, I achieved a record number of 198 views on this blog site. Yes, it is true that my target was to reach¬†200, but I nearly got there! So, don’t knockContinue reading “3: A Diary”

2: MOT

  The Dacia’s almost made it. It’s stalled and choked its way through another year, and is now¬† being put through its paces by Chilton’s most-trusty Treadfirst engineer. I’m hoping it will pass. If my Dacia can pass muster, then I can make it too. For although I’ve just signed on the dotted line forContinue reading “2: MOT”

1: A Diary

  I’ve done it! Volunteered myself for redundancy and signed on the dotted line. Redundancy seems a poor choice of word, and totally inadequate for a process that involves stepping into my new life; a life in which I will be anything but redundant, anything but a spare. In this life, I will be workingContinue reading “1: A Diary”