Those who know me (and a few others), also know that I dislike my job as an Admin Assistant for a local council. The job is a best unchallenging; boring most of the time.
Today I have just done to do something I have thought of doing many times a but have never done before: resign. The nice thing is that my manager seems quite crest fallen about my leaving.
The next step is a complete change of direction for me. While I have been a civil servant for the past four and a half years, with all the securities attached to this, I am now going to be (almost) my own boss and, for the first few months (hopefully not longer), I will not even get paid but will have to dig into my savings to support myself. There are however great prospects for when this new venture I am joining gets going for good.
I have been asked to join the consultancy Design for Diversity as a partner (other partners include Slightly and Linda Bellos). I will be in charge of the admin side of the operation.
This represents professionally a great leap and a great challenge which (whichever way the tide goes) will have enormous repercutions on my life. The other partners seem more confident in my capacities than I am but I will sure give it my best.