Last autumn, four years after being made redundant, I decided 2019 was going to be the year I looked to return to work. That said, I had anticipated an entire series of blog posts about seeking flexible employment, appealing to my network for any kind of part time role which might fit the bill and scratching my head looking for an organisation or workplace whose ethos fitted mine.
I envisaged a long hard battle of trying and failing, highs and lows of hope, disappointment and a patient wait for the right role to come to fruition.
It didn’t quite pan out that way, as (I can’t quite believe it myself) but I have landed myself a part time job back in the science industry right here in Kent.
In the interest of confidentiality and in agreement with my new employer, that’s all you need to know. But I did want to capture this transition here on my blog as it’s obviously going to mean a huge change for all of us. It may also mean the blog posts become fewer and further apart as my focus shifts in the spring.
I’m absolutely over the moon of course, to have managed to get this locked down so soon with so little heartache, and in a role that feels so right. Of course I have mixed emotions about leaving the kids a few days a week with…errr…yes that’s another hurdle to cross. Childcare.
But aside from the logistics to worry about, I have confidence that I can do this. We can do this. The time is right and so is the position. I’m addressing the work life imbalance in a proactive way and in my heart of hearts I know I have more to contribute.
It’s funny because I have always said that I was sure that when the time was right, the right thing would come my way. It looks like a bit of positive visualisation has worked it’s magic for me.