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A New Beginning

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on October 3, 2010 - 2:49am

Just thought I would write something in my journal, as I have realised this journal can be about anything and everything! :o)

I have a number of things I want to change at the moment, hence the title of my journal entry. I need to quit my job because I am no longer enjoying it. I love my hobby of jewellery making and I want to try and make a business out of it. How wonderful it would be if I could be my own boss! I also want to loose weight although I'm not going for a HUGE amount here - I'm looking to loose around 2 st which equates to about 28 - 30 lbs. It might not seem like a lot but I noticed that I put on this weight within a period of 6 months which is NOT good! I need to get back into shape and take care of myself, especially while I am aged 30 before anything has a chance to atart affecting my heart and my lungs as I have a family history of heart disease and asthma! I need to sort this out now.

For too long I have been feeling short and fat when I used to fit in a certain size jeans and now it seems I fit into a size 3 times larger just because of these hips! I do enjoy my food, but I don't think that's the only contribution here - being unhappy with work has contributed. And I intend to change that, whether I have plans or not!

I think many things happen for a reason. Voluntary redundancy is currently being offered the second time around at work, and I already kick myself for not taking it the first time. This is my opportunity to leave. I don't need to leave until July next year, and that is when I will choose to, as it will be perfect timing, and I will have an end date to look forward to. Just because my job ends doesn't mean that I won't find something else I might enjoy doing. Volunteering is often a great way to get your foot in the door with new employment.

So I guess with this journal entry I'm just saying that at the moment I am unhappy with my "career" as it's just a job to me, with no meaning or opportunities, or progression. I want opportunities, I want to progress, I want to achieve something, I want to enjoy my life and my work. Life is too short to sit around moaning about work and life. I have 30 more years until I retire, what better way to start afresh and do something I really enjoy? I will be happier and healthier this way, I know this, I am doing something about it now, and I have never felt so happy with such a big decision! :o)

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