End Of An Era
Updated: Jan 24, 2018
Last Friday was my last day at the Kennel Club - the job I have had pretty much since I graduated from university (almost 6 years ago!).
My friend's dog Gracie and I (before she drank my tea...)
It. Feels. So. Weird.
I had a huge mash up of feelings and emotions. Pure joy - I wouldn't have to take that crappy train journey into work every day (public transport is AWFUL. I've even fainted 1.5 times). Achievement - I finally took that leap to follow my dreams, and man it felt good. Sadness - I will miss not seeing my crazy colleagues every weekday, singing Disney tunes and talking about Marvel films and David Attenborough documentaries :(
6 years is a long time to be in the same place or position, so I think it's safe to say that it is easy to get stuck in that place that you're used to and feel secure in. I knew that it was a risk to want out without having a new job to go to. But, if you always take the smoothest course, steady as the beating drum, you'll never know what's around the river bend (oh hey inspiring lyrics from Pocahontas).
I enjoyed my time at the Kennel Club greatly, but at the end of the day, it wasn't what I wanted to do with my life forever. When it's time, it's time.
Since I've left, I've actually been pretty productive (but then again, it's only been 3 days!). I've been taking online courses on adobe software, working on existing projects and developing my website (all in my PJs of course, because I can) - I just hope I stay productive! There's always a temptation to watch movies in bed all day while eating constantly...but this girl has got work to do!
Last year working at Crufts...ever!
Also, it's weird being home alone with no one but my cat and budgie to keep me company. I hope I don't forget how to socialise with humans... And maybe I should learn a few tips from Kevin McCallister :/ #KeepTheChangeYaFilthyAnimal.
Luigi (budgie) and Gracy (cat)