Hello and welcome to the relaunch of my blog!
Happy new year to you all!
Firstly, let me apologise for not posting for so long! Unfortunately trying to keep up with the blog while working full time at my social work placement and studying for my social work degree was just too much.
This brings me to the big changes! I have quit my social work degree! Now many people will think that I am silly as I was only four months from passing the degree but the thing is, it was making me miserable. Academically I know that I can do it as I have passed all of my academic work, including my dissertation which I passed with a ‘first’, but when it comes to working with other social workers, I just can not cope with it. I have also changed so much since originally starting the degree in 2005, as has social work, that I just do not think that I am compatible with it now.
Once I made the final decision to quit with my husband’s advice and support, I felt like a massive weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I then realised just how unhappy I had been.
New year, new start!
Therefore I am dedicating the year of 2019 to becoming my authentic self and surrounding myself with positivity and self-care. I am choosing to see my situation as not being silly or a failure, but being brave and honest enough to do what is right for me so that I can keep mentally well and enjoy life with my family.
My goals for this year are to concentrate on my blog, get a part-time job to contribute to family finances, establish my new youtube channel and to finally write one of the books which I have been saying I will write for the last few years!
I feel excited to see what this new year will bring! Do you have any goals for this year? I would love to hear them.