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Moving on.


Libby Drew

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Life:

I start a new job on Monday. I haven’t had a new job in ten years, mostly because I was happy at my old one. Good hours, good money, good people… Yeah, pretty content. Not gonna lie.

But then another opportunity came up, and I thought, “Hey, why not?” The new job still has all the things: schedule, pay, autonomy, etc. 

You know what’s shocking? All the people -- at the old company -- flabbergasted at my decision. Why would I leave if nothing was wrong? Am I not scared?

I mean… of what? Change is healthy. Change is growth. Risk is good, and I’m game. 


Writing:

I finished a novel today. First one since my parents died. I feel accomplished and am celebrating with an Argentinian Malbec. My goal is to have this baby polished and the first chapter posted here by September 1st. It’s a tight deadline, I’ll admit. I might have to send my editor friend some of that prosecco she likes. 

This post is full of alcohol. (Probably because I am too at the moment. Don’t judge.)


 

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I started a new job a couple of years ago after working 15 years at the same job.  I didn't have a choice, though.  I was furloughed due to the pandemic and never brought back.  Even though I really liked my co-workers and the people on my caseload, it was not a good working environment otherwise.  So the new job turned out to be one of the best things that could have happened.  Good luck with the new job!   I look forward to reading your new novel.  Cheers!  🍾

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49 minutes ago, Valkyrie said:

I started a new job a couple of years ago after working 15 years at the same job.  I didn't have a choice, though.  I was furloughed due to the pandemic and never brought back.  Even though I really liked my co-workers and the people on my caseload, it was not a good working environment otherwise.  So the new job turned out to be one of the best things that could have happened.  Good luck with the new job!   I look forward to reading your new novel.  Cheers!  🍾

The pandemic was a nightmare on every level. Several people I know were also let go during the time. I'm glad your story had a happy ending. 😊

Thank you! I'm looking forward to sharing it. This project was well underway before my parents got sick. After they passed, I had a hard time looking at the manuscript without feeling sad. So having it done is closure on several levels. 

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37 minutes ago, chris191070 said:

Good luck with the new job.

Thank you! I'm stupidly exited. New endeavors always have the possibility of fun and adventure. 😊

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