I’m going through a big change in my life at the moment. I’ve just left my job of 25 years – not because I wanted to, but because I was made redundant.
I thought I wouldn’t be able to find another job easily so I enrolled to do a counselling course at TAFE. I’ve been interested in counselling for about 10 years and decided it was time to do something about it.
Leaving work felt strange – not having something to go to everyday. I’ve had to rely on myself and my own resources a lot more. I’ve been trying to use my time well – I didn’t want to get into a depression where I was sitting on the couch doing nothing and feeling sorry for myself. It’s been scary but I’ve been getting through it, little by little.
Doing this counselling course has helped me get through this. It’s made me see there’s another life possible and helped me answer some of the questions I’ve faced in the past.
I don’t really know where this is taking me. My friend at TAFE told me “just enjoy the journey”. So I am.