New Beginnings

For the entire time I have known my hubby he’s worked for the same large retail company. He’s worked his way up from the warehouse to managing stock for every store in the UK.

He’s had years of working on/managing national projects on top of his normal job role. Hence very long hours, constant travel all over the country and the need for us to re-arrange many family holidays.

As much as it isn’t now the vocation he wants, we’ve been thankful he’s had a relatively secure job with a reasonable pay packet.

Plus, if it wasn’t for us both working there many moons ago, he’d never have met me. Obviously for that he has to be eternally grateful!!!

However, six weeks ago he was told he was surplus to requirements. He’s now on garden leave. As much as he had been thinking about how he could change his career, it was a huge shock to the system suddenly to think he would not be employed. The first time since he was 17.

Aside from getting married and having children, its probably one of the biggest changes we’ve ever experienced. It has always been a factor in our life together.

To some extent, it was expected. The company has been going through some huge changes, but we did begin to hope it wouldn’t happen once they changed the redundancy policy to his, and a lot of his colleague’s, detriment.

We were about to take a change in direction anyway. Something we were planning to work on to enable him to leave his job, so I’m really hoping….actually I’m pretty certain, that this is a case of divine timing. I’m a great believer in things that are ‘meant to be’.

It is very daunting, but we’re staying positive.

It helps that we have amazing family and friends who are extremely supportive, not to mention our children who always make us laugh and see the brighter side.

We’ve been talking about the situation a lot recently. Lil man obviously picked this up and had a question to ask….

‘Does Daddy not have a nursery to go to any more? Is that his bad news?’

If only it was as simple as finding Daddy a new nursery!

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  1. says

    aaaaawwwwwwww!!!!! Gotta love those little insights! 🙂
    It’s exciting though isn’t it? New Beginnings and all that…
    I’ve been through them far too many times and should be used to them by now… but…
    It always feels the same… LOADS of stress… but a whole world to take over!!!!!
    Good luck with the new project!!!
    And here is to new beginnings!!!!!! *bottoms up!*

  2. says

    It is a massive change but I hope this opens a lot of other windows for you both and life brings something even better! I also hope your other half finds a good nursery soon 🙂 xx

  3. says

    Dont’ you just LOVE the wisdom of babes 🙂 I know this change is coming at the right time doll…. you know my feelings about 2012 xxxs HUGS

  4. Mummygadgetgeek says

    I’m looking for a ‘new nursery’ at the moment too, after 8 years. Here’s hoping we all find a great one soon!

  5. says

    Gosh chick, I hadn’t realised it had already happened and I’m sorry for being so ostrich like about everyone else. So sorry you’ve had this period of stress and yet been there for me every time. I am also a believer in everything happening for a reason, and hopefully now this is the push that was needed to get you two doing what you should be doing. Good luck!
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    • Kate says

      Don’t be sorry! Things like this often happen for a reason like you say. I’m a great believer in that too! In fact, I’ve just written the next post about it…

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