Opening Doors

Today is my last day as an official employee at my current place, after three and a half years or so.

For the first time since I left university I don’t have a job to go to on Monday.  No boss to answer to. No meetings or objectives or to-do list.  No people stuff to be done.

After 16 years living in Yorkshire, and a few months spending a lot of time going back and forth on the M62, I am packing up and moving away.  Taking a chance.

It makes you reflective, this big life change stuff.

I’ve thought a great deal about these last three and a half years.

There are things I would have done differently if I had my time over.  Or would have taken more time over at least.

There are things that I wouldn’t have done at all.

There is stuff that I am proud of. People too.

As ever, there are things that I wanted to do that just never made it through.

These are the lessons for the next thing, whatever that may be.

But I hope that I made a difference during my time there, all the same.

I hope that I lived up to the ambition of our profession to make work or working lives a little better along the way. 

There has been a poster on my office wall for a little while now.  It says: ‘today is a great day for opening  a new door’.  I am opening it.  And I am looking forward to finding out what happens when I do. I guess you can be sure I’ll be blogging about it…..


Oh, and if anyone you know needs a HR Director in Liverpool, can you give me a shout?  Thanks!

7 thoughts on “Opening Doors

  1. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got.”
    Proud of you Gem – be happy! ❤️
    The Welsh xxx

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