Thought I would share my little journey with you. A few months ago I was made redundant from my job as a Service manager of a Drug and Alcohol service that helps those with substance misuse issues get a little recovery in their lives. However, times are hard in the land of government funding and the mantra is 'more for less' and I was the less...booo!
I decided I needed to take a sabbatical and discover a different part of me. I have worked for the past 20 years with substance misuse and found it challenging but rewarding. The charity I worked for have been brilliant in allowing me opportunities to grow and develop professionally but its personal development I'm looking for now.
Having worked for so long in this field, first as a counsellor then social worker and lastly a service manager I thought I might try something a little different. I always said it was my team that were creative and I (being a systems girl) took their creative ideas and designed a system it might work in.
Did I say I am not creative...pragmatic, focused and diligent maybe but not creative. I want to change that. I must have some creative bones within me, so I'm out to find them.
I recently enrolled on a Interior Design course to kick start this process and find myself looking at books and magazines with real purpose now. Unfortunately I can't seem to stick to task on my first assignment as my research takes me wider and wider...exciting but not very good at getting my work done....ooops!
This blog is to chart my voyage, interesting to me only, I expect but one never knows. I guess it will contain all sorts of stuff that excites me and no doubt the stuff that does not.