Thursday, 15 December 2016
Slipping back or moving forward?
It has been pointed out to me recently that I have been conspicuous by my absence on my blog. It is mostly because I set it up as a cruising blog and being winter, I'm stuck here on my mooring at Fradley and so don't have much to say!
However something happened yesterday that is worthy of a muse. Two years ago I walked out of a job at a wedding venue because I felt I was being bullied by my boss. We did not part on good terms and although I enjoyed most of the work I did there I did not miss his management style!
Since then I have worked at a marina, taken time out to cruise and most recently set up Bonny's Buddies Dog Sitting Services. But money is tight and a little more wouldn't go amiss. Yesterday, I received a phone call from said ex boss, completely out of the blue. He said they all missed me and he wondered if enough water had passed under the bridge for me to consider returning to the fold!
My general philosophy in life is not to go back. Once I have moved on from a situation then that is it. I try to learn what I can from it but then move on. However, I am in a much better place than I was 2 years ago, emotionally, physically and financially. And I feel the power now rests more with me as I have no doubt that he needs me more than I need them. I also recognise that the circumstances in which I left makes it feel for me like unfinished business.
So I am attending a meeting with him on 20th. I am very clear in my mind under what terms I will return and most important is that I will not be available between April and August as my cruising time has to be protected! So watch this space. Whatever happens I have to admit that it's nice to be wanted!