Today was my last day at work. I feel happy, sad, angry. A bit achey where my heart is, and sometimes a little bit weepy. Redundancy, and the stress surrounding a restructuring is a very, very horrible experience to go through.
On an objective level, this exercise was just a ‘numbers game’, and not about performance. The human cost that comes with this sort of process is very high though, and I do believe there must be better ways of achieving business objectives than this. I am not the only one to go, and not the only one who has been affected. My friends and now ex-colleagues will also feel the loss for quite some time.
I’m also feeling it for others whom I know who are also facing the same thing at their work places. It seems to be catching, this restructuring business.
The silver lining is that I am now free to look into doing something new, and creating a life that is suited to what I need, and if I am very honest, in having a period of rest.
Let’s turn to happier topics!
On Wednesday, it was Pet Day at the young boy’s school and he chose to take Coal, the Adorable Bunny. Thanks to the adorable bunny and a young man’s curiosity about how to care for his beloved pet, the duo won the red ribbon (First) in the small mammal category!
Not just that, the young man then won the Cup for Best Knowledge and Care of Small Mammals!
It was an awesome day! I was a very proud mama, and he was a very happy boy!
The season is marching along quickly, and new delights have been found in the garden.
Blossoms have now turned into the promise of tasty plums.
The cutest wild pansy growing in the grass.
A glorious sky seen through the newest spring leaves.
All these things bring joy and peace to the mind and heart.
Knitting progress is coming along nicely, but it’s mostly secret knitting. I’ll be back later in the weekend with things to show on that front!