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!