Not the 50th birthday I was expecting

Even though I’ve been writing technical documentation and training material for over 20 years, I don’t call myself a writer. But I know through experience that writing can sometimes be a challenge. Sometimes, the words don’t seem to flow as easily as they should and now is one of those times. I’m struggling to writeContinue reading “Not the 50th birthday I was expecting”

Be a lighthouse; share your story

Job hunting is something that you tend to do on your own, something you do solo.  After a while, always staring at the same old websites, continually waiting to hear back from job applications you made a week ago, it gets easy to assume that you’re in this boat on your own and that noContinue reading “Be a lighthouse; share your story”

The lycra is staying in the cupboard for a little while longer

Job hunting is something I don’t enjoy. A necessary evil, yes, but something I find a chore with minimal reward (apart from what’s hopefully going to happen at some point). Even though technology has made it easier to filter out roles that aren’t relevant to me, I still find myself each morning reviewing the sameContinue reading “The lycra is staying in the cupboard for a little while longer”

It’s the end of the world as we know it….

Today is the last day I’ll be officially working for my company. At 5 pm, I’ll be unemployed. I’ll be on my own, and the uncertainty cranks up a little. I’ve had to do the modern equivalent of clearing my desk, deleting old files from my laptop, uninstalling the company VPN and sending back keysContinue reading “It’s the end of the world as we know it….”