Thursday, 5 January 2012

Today's the day...

...I handed in my letter to tell my work I'm retiring.

When I say 'retiring' I mean that I'm not taking on any new people. I have one long-term client who I will see through to the end and that might take some time. I'm also facilitating Mindfulness groups there. So as you can see, I'm not leaving, just psychologically the intention is now made and is in print. Which I think means it's official!

I still have the other two jobs, neither of which is full-time, but work is work. And this year I've also got a workshop at a rather large conference at Birmingham NEC in March that I'm presenting, and I'm also hoping to have an online course up and running by the end of the summer... tho the latter is in the pipeline so to speak at the moment and not a reality. So lots to occupy me.

And what will I do with my 'spare' time, I hear you ask? Fill it of course!

I'm going to do an Open Studies course in Writing for Competitions at Edinburgh Uni. It's only once a week for 5 weeks, which is not too much of a commitment. It's also quite a good price at £42. I'm just hoping the price doesn't reflect the quality, but at least by the end of it I shall know what the difference between nano fiction and flash fiction is.

I can already tell I'm going to like this retirement lark!


  1. Sounds great Vee. Change can be so exciting and the opportunity to do your own thing is wonderful.

  2. and it certainly feels great Mari. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds, but it's against my nature not to fill my time rather too much!