It’s honestly been a bit of a whirlwind the last few weeks so I thought I would give a little life update!
Yep, I finally have a new job and I feel like the biggest weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.
I’m still working for the same company that I currently work for, but I’m moving to a new department. My current job role is a Customer Service Representative … I’ve mentioned on my blog before how unhappy this role makes me and it’s also terrible for my mental health. Talking to rude people day in day out is very difficult and it reached the point that my mental health was SO bad that I knew I needed a change.
My manager has been an absolute gem through the whole process and is the one who has made all of this possible. He was the one that did all the leg work in getting me moved departments and then it was just down to me to smash the interview … Which I did 🙂
I’m actually taking a pay cut… Not a massive pay cut, but it’s still a pay cut! This is something that I had to think long and hard about but I eventually decided that my mental health and my happiness is far more important than having a little bit of extra money each month.
It’s nothing exciting, its just a Customer Service Administration role. So instead of taking phone calls day in and day out I’ll be dealing with all administration. I know it’s not going to be the most exciting job ever, but the main thing is finding a job that doesn’t negatively impact my mental health. The hours are lovely as its Monday – Friday 8am-4pm which is much nicer than the 6.30pm finishes that I currently do.
I’m so excited to have a job that I can walk away from at the end of the day and not feel stressed. As cliche as it sounds, we do only live once and we shouldn’t spend our lives doing a job that makes us unhappy and makes us anxious. What I’m also excited about is having more time to spend focusing on my blog and my crafts. Currently, when I get home from work I feel so stressed that I can’t be bothered to do anything, so it’ll be nice to come home not feeling stressed and be able to focus my energy on what I love.
I start my new role of May 8th and I’m honestly just counting down the days! 🙂