I've decided to restart the year. All the snow and hassle with that, getting to work (or not), schools shut, getting my son back to uni etc, the Haitian earthquake - how horrible is that? How it makes you glad of where you live, by total luck of birth pure and simple isn't it, I'm just damn lucky I was born here in the UK. It reminds you so quickly about the fragility of life and of our society doesn't it. If a quake of that size hit a large conurbation in the the UK would it be much different? Might be easier to mobilise relief from closer quarters but frankly when everything you take for granted, food supply, shelter, warmth, clear water is taken away I think we'd easily find ourselves in a similar position. You feel so helpless don't you? I've made a donation via the DEC website but that seems such a small gesture.
My personal biggest issue at the moment (which is in the grand scheme of the universe a piddling little trifle) is my job. I just loath it. There's no real reason for that other than I've simply run out of steam with my company I think and I just don't seem to be able to re-engage. I'd hoped that coming back to a New Year would be the impetus I needed but sadly not so far, but as I point out there have been some other distractions.
So let's have a New New Year for me.
I need to get off my arse about the job. I have been approached by another company and am exploring that but frankly it's the same type of job... same s**t, different bucket springs to mind. However maybe a change will re-energise me. Alternatively I'm thinking about a career change, I have identified a course I could take and a route into the new career via possibly some voluntary work. However to make that happen I could really do with a large chunk of money... like the redundancy pay that I didn't take last year. I was hoping that that opportunity might re-present itself but that isn't looking likely. Maybe a voluntary redundancy scheme will be offered and I might be able to find an opportunity to move on via that.
One thing I think I need to fly to the USA and have a bit of a frank face to face with my boss about it so he understands where I am and what I am thinking.
2010 will be a good year I'm sure.