I know it’s a cliche but it’s true.
On Sunday night, I was scrolling through Facebook. I came across post upon post of status updates and memes from people dreading work the next day. “I can’t believe the weekend is over already.” “Not sure if I hate Mondays or Mondays hate me.” For the first time in my life, I can honestly say that I don’t feel like that.
I worked in offices for 8 years: some with great bosses; some with terrible bosses, but I was never happy. I changed jobs to try to feel more fulfilled and it worked for a while but I honestly felt like nothing was going to work for me. I found my last role particularly difficult, for reasons I won’t go into here. The only things that cheered me up, was coming home and seeing my dogs and my husband. My dogs are such a massive part of my life and my friends and family are so used to hearing the phrase: “I can’t do that because of the dogs…” Dogs are very tying, but I can honestly say there’s not been one day that I have regretted having my own, or any of my foster, dogs. When I thought about starting this business before, my nerves got the better of me and I pushed it to the back of my mind. With a lot of encouragement from Ian, my family and my friends, I bit the bullet and quit my job.
It has been hard, I knew it would be. I wasn’t expecting things to happen overnight, but I can honestly say I don’t have the Monday blues anymore. How could I when I spend my days with these beauties? Friends of mine lost a friend last week and it’s made me realise how little time we all have. Being unhappy takes up far too much of that time.
Making a change is difficult, but for me it has been incredibly worth it.