Today was my last day in a job that I have done for the last nine months. This job has been challenging and I have learned a lot about myself and the way I handle stress, and manage other people - upward and downward. I have decided to leave this job and go back to my old job. This was not easy because it meant going down a grade again, and I always think it difficult to go back rather than go on to something else. But this was not the job for me, so no point pretending. Ten years ago, I would have ploughed on, making myself more unhappy in the process. I have mixed feeling about the whole thing, but I am pleased that I now have some balance between ambition and happiness.
To mark my departure from this job, Mr. P decided that the time had come to buy me something that I first said was a gadget too far, and gradually was seduced into wanting. Look!
So, Mr. P, thank you for your unconditional support over the last 9 months. You are lovely and amazing, and I am a lucky lucky thing. In at least one of my parallel lives I must have done something good.
(And thanks also for my ipad.)
And for the luddite in all of us, I give you this. Enjoy. I'm off to play with my new machine.