Sunday, 26 July 2015

All Change Please


Right now, I’m packing up my house in South London ready to move back to the South Coast. To say I’m gutted has to be an understatement. I’ve been here 4 years now and while I’m going on to better places and I’m about to start a new adventure, there are some amazing people I am so sad to leave.

I had a rollercoaster of a ride during my 3 years at Uni, and since I failed my exams a few too many times, I couldn’t go back to finish my course. It was the right thing to do, but I felt like it was right to stay where I was. So I did. Unfortunately it is crazy expensive to live around here, and I can’t possibly justify staying here any more.

People have told me that they understand how I feel or that I can go back to see them again. Sure I will be back, I know I will, I can’t leave a place I love and not go back. But I don’t think anyone can understand what it was like being part of such a great team at work. We would have moments where we would hate it but more often than not, we would love it. For the first time in my life, I felt happy and I felt like I fitted in. I made friends who I had to see on a daily basis, it was great. Of course I’ll find another team that I love working with but until I start my new job I will probably doubt this.

I’m going to miss them and I’m going to miss this place. But I also hope I can afford to come back one day. At the end of it all, I have to do what’s right for me and ultimately, this is it. People I thought I could never prove myself to, are well and truly happy for me, proud of me as a matter of fact. If I could take them all with me, I probably would!

10 months ago, when I accepted the job, I was a state, I had had a rough summer of it, I wasn’t going back to University and I had no idea where my life was going or even where I wanted it to go. I have become a much better person, calmer and a passion for what I do, something I never knew I had in me. For me, this is a personal achievement. There are a small handful of people that I could not have done this with, without their encouragement and pure believing in me.

From each and every person of that team, I have learnt something which I will take with me to my new job and to my future. I have learnt about passion, determination, strength, to let my personality shine through, kindness, confidence, and everything else. All of which I had in me to begin with, I just had to let these come through, and they have and I’m so happy.

So I guess I have to look at it like that, these people have taught me things and helped me be who I truly am and if I can do this in my new job as Supervisor, then I will have achieved something. I want to go back one day and remember how great these people are and I know I will.


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  1. This is a lovely post Adele, I'm sure you'll do great.

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  2. Congratulations on the new job Adele, that's brilliant! It's hard moving on and often it's the people rather than the job itself that you miss the most, but at least you can take away some brilliant memories and know that there are people there willing you to do amazing in your new job and life! xx

    Laura | Loved By Laura

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