Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Times, They Could Be Changing

It’s been five months since my redundancy and I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown.  I send the children off to school each morning and before I know it, it’s time to pick them up again.
I don’t seem to have much writing to show for this time away from work, but on the other hand I have been trying to set up a new business and have had nine year’s worth of clutter to try and dispose of (still working on that one!) Let’s just put it this way I found writing magazines which were only than my sons which just goes to show how long I’ve been at this lark.
Some days I feel as though I get a lot done and then others nothing at all, but on the whole it’s been lovely being out of the rat race for a while.
However, it looks as though my little sojourn might be coming to an end. Out of the other week I had a telephone call from the college I used to work at asking me to apply for a management post to cover a maternity leave. It’s four days a week and could be up to a year. In the other day I will be able to continue with my freelance work.  So, if I do get the job I’ll be back to more or less full time work for the foreseeable future.
I must say I have mixed feelings about this.  On the one hand I’m delighted to be head hunted, and obviously am not going to turn down the opportunity to earn some money, but after five months I am a bit daunted about going back into the real world again.
I’m sure I’ll cope, I’ve done it before after all but it does mean that I will have less time for my writing.  
But you know what they say, if you want something doing, ask a busy woman, so I’ll just have to be better organised.
And besides, I might be counting my chickens etc – I’ve got an interview on Tuesday, so wish me luck.  I think.


  1. Having time off work is a strange thing. When I was teaching, by the end of the summer holidays I had convinced myself that I couldn't remember how to do it! Now, two years after being made redundant, it would be even worse if I were to consider going back into the 'real world'. I am sure that if you get the job, it well soon seem like you had never stopped working - good luck.

  2. I found it took a whole year of being at home before I settle into a proper routine. I had catching up on all the jobs, I had been meaning to do, if I had, had time to do them while I was working, Once they were out the way then I settled in to my writing.
    Good luck with your interview.

  3. Hi Wendy I suspect that I too will feel like I never stopped working within a few weeks - I think that's what I'm half afraid of!

    Hi Paula - I feel so much better to know that it took someone else a while to settle into a routine at home - thanks for sharing.