You know you’ve really arrived when your employers present you with your own nameplate. I sat on an interview panel yesterday and was also provided with this lovely lunch. It was much appreciated as I’ve been feeling a little under the weather of late, both physically and mentally. It also made me appreciate the well-paid, secure job I have and the important, fascinating work I am involved in. We all moan a little from time to time about our employers but I am grateful.
I have many interests but at the end of the day it all boils down to family and work. The latter allows me to provide for the former but 2020 has been such a stop-start year that I’ve found it hard to focus and get sufficiently motivated to get my teeth fully into the 9-5. I’m off work now for three weeks so am determined to return in the New Year in a better frame of mind to tackle the role and its many responsibilities. It’s my bread and butter and, while I dream of a career as a full-time author, this pays the bills.
I’ve always been a dreamer and it’s not the worst character trait in the world to possess. Dreamers have hopes, plans and aspirations to better themselves and others. We are nothing without hope and it is fuelled by faith and belief. Without these attributes, life would be a pretty grim existence. Dreaming is good but only so long as it is rooted in reality. Unattainable pipe dreams can end in frustration, resentment and despair. Setting the bar too high can be as counterproductive as setting it too low.