I am not even going to apologise for the lack of updates since July. On that matter, I will say only the following: my life has changed unbelievably since that last update, and there just hasn't been a single moment in my new life when, much as I love doing it, I have thought; "You know what? I really feel like writing a blog post."
I quit flying!
I know. I can't quite believe it either, but it is true. I gave it up. It was one of the hardest, most horrendous decisions to make of my life. I used to grumble about it often, but really, I loved flying, and I adored my colleagues. The problem, I thought (and still do), is that I was working for the wrong company. Doing something I loved alongside great friends was a fantastic way to spend seven and a half years (yeah, I did it for that long: my try-it-for-two-years-max experiment gave me almost a decade's worth of grey hair.), but it takes a lot to fly long haul, both physically and mentally, and I felt like my employers wanted too much and offered too little for me to stay there.
Life is like a pie. At least I think of mine like one. I want to share that pie out. Some goes to my family, I like to give slices to my friends and hobbies, and obviously, work gets a wedge as well. But flying wanted all the pie. All of it.
I also felt like I needed to change jobs, or I'd be a flight attendant forever. Which I know some people love, and have a great time doing, but I don't think that is for me. An amazing opportunity came my way, at a great organisation here in Cardiff, and I took it.
I work 9-5, in an office, and I have great co-workers. I am learning new things everyday, and I love it. I feel like my new employers took a huge chance on me, and I am determined to make sure they don't regret it!
The change was terrifying, but worth it. I'm stealing this next part from Niki Haris (you might need to Google her), but change is good: "Things that aren't changing aren't growing; things that aren't growing are dying."
So that's why I have been away. I've been busy changing. And it's been amazing.
Oh, and I made a pumpkin roll. Recipe here.
Be back soon. Promise!