What am I doing with my life? update


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Back in December I originally posted What am I doing with my life?…a moan, a rant, a complete off-load post about my job situation and how hard it is to change your career later in your life.

Well readers, I have good news! I have secured myself a new job as a legal secretary in a solicitor’s firm in the market town where I live.Β  I’m super happy about this; along with feeling scared, nervous and excited as it means moving from my current position where I’ve been for over nine years.

This is not without sacrifice on my behalf to have a go at the job I hope I’m going to love. I’ve had to take a cut in salary and to offset this I’ve decided to sell my car….my new job is less than 5 minutes walk away (I’m also insured to drive my daughter’s and mum’s car so will still have access to a car), but getting rid of fuel costs and monthly tax and insurance I should be ok!


The people, industry and day to day working environment – it very much feels like I’m leaving behind the security of my comfort blanket.

I’m currently working my notice period and then have a week’s holiday before I start my new position on July 18th. I need to keep telling myself this is a good thing….THIS IS A GOOD THING AND YOU CAN DO THIS!!! πŸ™‚

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  1. 16th June 2016 / 8:16 am

    You can do it and congratulations on your new job x

  2. 16th June 2016 / 8:24 am

    Well done, Lindsay, you CAN do it & it’ll be great!

  3. 16th June 2016 / 9:06 am

    I am really excited for your new job! πŸ˜€ I wish you all the best, and I am sure you’ll be just great over there. It was a bold move to make this decision, so congratulations! You can definitely do it! xx

    • 16th June 2016 / 9:38 am

      Thanks Donna! In my head I’ll be channelling Donna from Suits and kicking ass….the reality might be somewhat different lol πŸ™‚

      • 16th June 2016 / 10:47 am

        I’m sure you’ll kick ass πŸ˜€ Keep us posted! I’m sending my own Donna vibes your way, haha!

  4. 16th June 2016 / 9:08 am

    Congratulations! Change is scary, but exciting. Enjoy and good luck. x

    • 16th June 2016 / 9:43 am

      Thanks Kerry! As someone who doesn’t like change, it’s very scary! x

  5. 16th June 2016 / 9:25 am

    Congratulations on your new job 😊. You’ve already made the hardest step by applying for the job.

    • 16th June 2016 / 9:41 am

      Thank you! I didn’t even have the necessary experience so even more delighted πŸ™‚

      • 16th June 2016 / 9:42 am

        Even more of a compliment then!

  6. Julie's Book Cave
    16th June 2016 / 9:31 am

    Congratulations. It’s exciting to start a new job. I hope all goes well. It sounds great.

    • 16th June 2016 / 9:39 am

      Thanks very much Julie….it is exciting and I am looking forward to it πŸ™‚

  7. 16th June 2016 / 9:58 am

    This is a super-good thing!! It’s going to be fantastic, I’m certain of it. It may be difficult at first, but that’ll be better than being so bored you want to jump out the window! πŸ™‚

    Onwards and upwards πŸ™‚ And just think of all the extra time you’ll have to read now that your commute is shorter! πŸ˜‰


    • 16th June 2016 / 11:14 am

      Thank you! I know it’s a good thing and it’ll be ok but you know when you have that little niggle of self-doubt….well I’ve committed now so just got to do it! x

  8. 16th June 2016 / 10:22 am

    Lovely news Lindsay – go you! And enjoy your holiday week before the new job starts – chill out with lots of books! πŸ™‚

    • 16th June 2016 / 11:07 am

      Thank you Janet! I’m looking forward to my holiday that’s for sure πŸ™‚

  9. 16th June 2016 / 11:11 am

    Congratulations Lindsay, that’s brilliant news! 😊

  10. 16th June 2016 / 11:21 am

    Congratulations Lindsay. This is brilliant news! I’m so pleased for you, you’ll be absolutely fantastic in your new job!

    Good Luck! xx

  11. 16th June 2016 / 11:50 am

    That’s so inspiring Lindsay – in between the moments of feeling scared, I hope you’re feeling really proud too! Best of luck x

  12. 16th June 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Your new job are darn lucky to have you xx

  13. 16th June 2016 / 5:28 pm

    Wooohooo! Congratulations Lindsay. Getting rid of the blanket and making a bold move towards your dream is exactly what you needed to do (but you knew that of course). Concentrate on those positives while you’re waiting for change to happen. Hope you keep us up to date with how it goes! xx

    • 16th June 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you Shaz! It’s been a long time coming but I’m on my way xx

  14. 16th June 2016 / 6:22 pm

    This is a good thing and you can totally do this! From one legal secretary to another, there’s nothing to worry about! 5 minutes away though, that’s something a lot of people (me included) can only dream of. I know already you’ve made the right choice!

  15. 16th June 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Congrats! I’m sure you’ll do great πŸ™‚

  16. 17th June 2016 / 7:05 pm

    You are going to be brilliant in your new job a real asset to the law firm. Yes change is scary but remember when you first walked into uni on the first day to start the law degree – that turned out to be fantastic!

    We need to arrange a night out when you are back from holiday xx

    • 17th June 2016 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you! I know, that was a scary day too which feels like forever ago! xx

  17. 17th June 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Congratulations! What fantastic news! Best of luck with your new job! And may the future continue to provide you with the chance for growth and days of happiness πŸ™‚

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