I travelled up to Wolverhampton this weekend to catch up with a friend. Which was lovely.
I got the train there & back as I thought it be nice to chill & not worry about getting there.
I had forgotten how bad the trains can be sometimes. Both ways I’ve been delayed. One by a fire which fair enough, you can’t do anything about! But it was delayed by 45 mins whilst being on the train & standing as there weren’t any seats.
I like to think I’m fairly fit but even I was in a bit of feet pain from standing. Why do they allow so many people on a train? It’s horrible being squished.
I also think it’s important to keep us updated so you can let your family/friends know. Especially if they’re waiting for you or picking you up from the other side.
I did make a few friends from Macclesfield which was nice. I like chatting to strangers on the train & learning their story.
Coming back home, it’s been delayed due to a speeding restriction which has delayed so far by the 10 mins which I can deal with.
What I can’t deal with is again the lack of seats & how horrifically busy the train is. I’m currently sat in the bike shed of the train on the floor listening to a baby screaming so apologies for the rant!
I love this photo. It’s very cute but real. Big scary lions were once cute little kittens.
It’s the same with human beginnings too. We were once babies, children, teenagers before we got to adulthood. Not saying we are scary (some definitely are!)
I’ve recently been given more responsibility at work, when I say responsibility I mean I’ve been given another department to look after which is great because it means they must like me enough and trust me enough to do this.
Taking on new bits on top of current stuff slowly and doing more. I really do feel like I’m bettering myself if that’s a thing. For awhile I’ve been thinking “oh I’m not valued enough here” or “I work hard and no-one notices” or “I’m being taken for a mug here”
Which is a normal thing to feel after you’ve been in the same job for a few years and I was starting to look elsewhere when this opportunity lands on my lap.
I’ll be even busier than usual and hopefully will be valued a bit more. I may be young but I’m not an idiot. There are definitely a few people at my work who because they’re older, think they know better than me. Ageist grannies.
I’m not saying I know everything because I definitely don’t and I still have lots to learn but some of the stuff I do actually know. My manager told me in my last review that I should stand up for myself if I think I’m right but it’s sods law the one time you do it and you’re actually wrong… that worries me.
But yeah, work is getting a bit better at the moment. I’m not hanging around with some of the people who use to bring me down. I’m feeling a lot happier but also tired. You never really notice how tiring learning and concentrating can actually be!
Onwards and upwards to an improved me with new skills 🙂
This is very true. I’m thinking about this quote as I move desks at work today.
I have been at my current work now for 2 years, 2 months and 2 weeks which is the longest I’ve ever been.
I like my current desk a lot. I can see the whole room. I’m in the corner at the back so no-one can see my screen and I’m near a window so I can daydream and watch the world go by when I need a minute. I’m also near a tree.
My new desk is still in a corner but I’m facing a wall instead of seeing people enter the room. I’m not near a window or a tree. Everyone can see my screen as well which is not good when you’re on a 5 minute break or trying to write on your secret blog.
But I like butterflies and if we didn’t change, we wouldn’t be like butterflies. That’s what I’m telling myself anyway to get through this change.
A lot of change is going on at the moment. Desks, job role is expanding, friendships are ending and starting. Just remember that if we don’t change, we can’t become butterflies 🙂