I have been tempted by two particular ideas most recently. Not in their order of how they came to me, but in order of easiest explained first.

As soon as I got home on Wednesday 21 December from losing my job, I started job hunting. I knew it was a pointless task but I felt I had to do it. That time of year who is really employing anyone for anything? As I guessed, essentially no one. Even after Christmas Day there still wasn’t much cropping up the week leading up to New Year’s Day. So this week, being the first proper week of 2017 things have been a little better.Read More »



Yesterday I wrote very briefly suggesting that 2016 hadn’t been a great year for me (actually, I am quite certain it was my worst year so far) but also that I am looking forward with the crossing into 2017. My first post this year even listed a few of my aims for this year.

It’s only been four days into this year, but already and with each passing day, hour even, I do feel better within myself.Read More »


2016 is now officially gone, done and dusted and with it many things are gone from my life. 2016 really did do a lot of taking from me which I could have gone without but that’s life right?

Just as I was readying myself for the close of the year, it had one last nasty surprise for me in that on Wednesday 21 December my employers decided to end my probationary period early and with it my contract, and my job. I say it was a nasty surprise, it wasn’t really a surprise. I’d even said to my sister the evening before that I had a strong feeling I wasn’t going to be asked to return in the New Year after Christmas.Read More »


Dear 2017

This year, I am aiming for:

Your true value

By that I actually mean my true value but you know, I’m spelling out ‘year’ here! Much if not all of my confidence disappeared last year and with it any value I held for myself. There are issues extending many years before that but now really is the time for me to explore my own value.Read More »