Standing at the edge…

Today I took a step closer to the edge.

Like most changes we face, this one is not of my choosing. I was told today that I would be receiving a redundancy notice- I will be invited to apply for a different job at my level (which I do not want) otherwise I will have a choice between a demotion or redundancy.

The circumstances of this are really rather strange- for reasons which I will not discuss here, but this means that for the first time in my career, I am facing redundancy. In one sense, I am fortunate, as I have a choice.

But perhaps (more scarily) I am facing an opportunity to take a leap into the unknown.

After 21 years of uninterrupted social work practice, then a chance is here to re-invent life and living.

I am not sure yet whether I will leap. There are lots of sums to do and business plans to work on. There is a skew in me towards safety. But a safe life is not the measure of value I want to look back on in 20 years time, should I last as long…


8 thoughts on “Standing at the edge…

  1. It is scary. You have family as well as yourself. Starting over isn’t easy even when we were younger. To start now from a position of comparative safety, is quite a leap of faith, as are most leaps.

    I was thinking, as I read your post, of both the cliche, one door closes another opens, which, as with most cliches, is true, whether we see the open door or not, want to go through it, or not, and the Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken”.

    I hope you don’t have to agonise too long and that the next door is, indeed, open.


  2. My heart is with you as you make the decision. I cannot even suggest anything, the decision has to come from you alone. But my heart will be with you after you’ve decided as well.

    G-d bless

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