Can’t quite believe it, but it’s been 12 months to the very day since I had my first official Life Coaching session with Lydia. 12 months to the day that I started discovering what made me tick after our rollercoaster infertility ride and the unexpected crossroads I’d arrived at with a bump. As I look back over it, I feel so overwhelmed by what I have achieved. Little old I-could-never-do-that, me! People have willingly paid me to take their photos. They’ve read and commented and liked my blog posts. And it means the absolute world. I can’t thank you all enough as, without your support, I wouldn’t be writing this post.
Therefore, to mark this momentous occasion, I have some pretty momentous news. Drum roll, purlease………………………………………..As of 1st January 2018, I will be Sally the photographer/writer/doer-of-what-the-hell-I-wanter as I’ve only gone and handed my notice in!!!!!!!! The Monday after my very first wedding photo shoot, I did it. I mean, that makes it sound easy. Which isn’t strictly true. Despite being in a boardroom with my boss all day long, with no need for the awkward “can we have a chat” line, it took me until 10 minutes before home time to do it. At which point my stomach was in such a knot I’m sure my voice was at least 10 decibels higher than usual when I finally blurted it out. I’d gone to the lengths of putting my resignation letter in front of her laptop when she left the room to force myself to say it #suchawuss. BUT. And it’s a pretty big but. I didn’t cry. Well not full on like the old Sally would have done anyway. I managed to do it with a mere wobble of the voice and a tear in the eye.
So it’s official. I am finally, after 21 years, leaving digit-Ninjadom for a whole new world of….well…..of whatever my heart desires. Which will no doubt initially involve a lot of PJ days. And wandering around aimlessly trying to figure out what the hell to do with myself, refreshing my e-mail wondering why there aren’t 176 unread awaiting my attention. And it feels kind of surreal and scary and exciting all rolled in to one. I am currently swinging from what-the-hell-am-I-doing to OMG-I-cannot-wait and everything in between. I’m going to miss the people I’ve had the pleasure of spending my days with these past 12 years, but I am very much looking forward to the next 12 months and 2018. BRING IT ON!