Everybody’s Changing

On our recent holiday in North Devon we were winding our way down a country lane, music blaring when Everybody’s Changing by Keane came on the radio. I was instantly transported back to the hot summer of 2005 (bear with me, there really is a point to this).
In 2005 I was made redundant from a pretty decent job in Further Education. Two huge colleges were merging and they needed to shed some staff. They shoved a nice cheque in my back pocket and sent me off into the world. As it was summer I decided the best option would be to take a month off and work on my tan while I surveyed my options.
There then followed arguably the best month of our married life. For one hour each day I frantically cleaned the house and cooked delicious meals from scratch, dinner was on the table when he came home from work. He was delighted to be married to the perfect housewife and I would spend a happy 7 hours a day lolling in the garden listening to music. Perfection.
Alas all good things must come to an end and once the month was up I got a job in the NHS and the rest is history.
The point is dear reader (thanks by the way, this is almost certainly tedious mind drivel), I once again find myself on the cusp of change. I’ve had the most difficult, life changing year and I’ll soon be surveying my job options again.
We have Splodge now and I want to treasure every second of him before he suddenly grows into a gangly, grunting teen (he’s 2, I’m pretty sure I’m being dramatic). It probably really is time to decide what I want to do when I grow up. If I ever grow up. Do I want to grow up? Should I grow up?
If you’ve any ideas, answers on a postcard please!

4 responses to “Everybody’s Changing

  1. Grow up?? Do we ever grow up?? I don’t think so!! I have done the big 3 – married, property & kids and I still don’t feel like a grown up :)) One thing I have learned over the last few years is that we don’t have to decide what we want to do unless what we’re currently doing is making us unhappy. I have vowed never to do a job that makes me unhappy. Now I have vowed never to do a job away from home & the kids (for as long as this is financially viable). Lives change, we change and therefore it makes sense that what we “do” will change as well. It’s a bit scary but very exciting too!

    Oh and I have very vivid memories of a Keane filled summer but it wasn’t such a great time for me :/

    • hodgepodgedays

      I think you’ve got it bang on. Change is really frightening but it is time to embrace it. Relishing learning to be me again and figuring out what life is all about. It’s wise friends like you that are helping me find my way, thank you 🙂

  2. I’m nearly 50, and I’ve just about decided what I want to do for a career. I’d hoped inspiration would have come sooner, but there we go! I’ve enjoyed several jobs and not enjoyed some others. Change can be scary, but without it we stagnate, and that can’t be good…
    I’m a Keane fan, and love their music.

    • hodgepodgedays

      Hi Steve, thank you for your comment, I think you’re bang on change is inevitable and we must embrace it. 🙂

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