Friday, 6 June 2014

Word of the Week

At every opportunity this week, nothing has really gone to plan.
And so, our Word of the Week is:
We've forgotten things, made other plans, and had to quickly rearrange.
We've had opportunities which are too good to turn down, so have been frantically unpicking and re-planning.
We've had to figure out how to make our family marry with the things we need to do.
And we've had to make sure our contingencies accommodate keeping everyone happy.

We've had to complete the horrible "extended leave" form for school, as we've accepted a wonderful invitation from Butlins for the little people to experience a Just for Tots week.
We've confused the life out of my mum with childcare plans as Seren has decided she loves sleepovers.
And Mr J has decided to put up with me going for Britmums on the Saturday, agreeing to juggle three children with his squash coaching.

And of course there's been the work stuff.
Returning from work after a week off, to find my team is more fragile than ever.
Understanding today the impact of our Transform programme. Knowing that people I have known for up to 13 years will be creating new paths. There will be much change for people who have managed me, colleagues, confidantes.
I will have a new manager, and a new permanent manager thereafter.
My team have a new home.
And I can't help but think that the most exciting thing about a new home, is new surroundings, choosing the decor.
And how that applies to us, home workers- mobile workers... I wonder if I can convince Mr J to refurnish my home office?

And then, there's the little voice, the little voice which is telling me about the new opportunities.
The possibility that there are opportunities to be grasped.
Is now the time to step up to the mark?
To find out my worth?
The answer may be that I am achieving my worth.
Or it could be that I have the opportunity to be a part of the direction.
Is there ever a right time to find out?

Please, pop over to The Reading Residence to see more people defining their week.
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  1. A week full of changes and challenges. I'm not sure there's ever a 'right time' to step up, but if you don't try it and go for it, won't you be forever wondering? Best of luck if you do. Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  2. What a week, hopefully you will decide whether to step up or continue as you are. The Butlins 'Just for Tots' break sounds wonderful, can I sneak into your suitcase?


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