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!