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"A change is as good as a rest."

 Smiling selfies do a great job of covering up what's really going on.

A few months ago somebody said to me "a change is as good as a rest", and instantly something clicked in my head. I was stuck in a rut and I needed a change. As much as I was really looking forward to my holiday that's coming up next week, I knew I was really unhappy at work, and as much as a weeks holiday would be great I would still have to return to somewhere I was starting to hate. For me this has been such a shame because I do absolutely love my job role and I have built great friendships with some of my work colleagues. However, a few months ago our store was bought by a new owner and new staff came in, and unfortunately we don't always get on with everyone we work with. Although this isn't your normal dislike, when somebody goes out of their way to belittle you in front of others and make you feel like you have zero ability, you need to get away from that negativity. I have worked really hard at my job over the last two years and am heading towards my 3rd promotion, but I now realise it's time for me to move on and start my career elsewhere. I suppose in a way I have been quite lucky because I have fallen straight into another job which I start in 3 weeks time, not only that but I'm currently luckily enough to have no major responsibilities that would have stopped me from handing my notice in. It must be so difficult for people who hate their jobs when they have families or a mortgage, it makes the ability of leaving that job so much harder.
The thing is you can't let someone else make you miserable. I used to love getting up for work on a morning, I would be the first one in and would immediately start prepping things for opening. Now, I have to drag myself out of bed 30-40 minutes after my alarm and end up having to rush to work. Not only that but because I've been knocked down so much for using my initiative I now feel like I don't have the passion to put that extra effort into things, I feel like I should turn up, do my job and then go home. But that's not me, and that's not what I believe in. Unfortunately over the last couple of months I also feel like things have started to effect my home life, I have been super grumpy which isn't great for my family or Sean, I've paid less attention to my blog because I feel very disheartened which is silly because my blog is doing really well at the moment. And also my fitness levels have plummeted, don't get me wrong I haven't gained loads of weight or anything like that but I have put on a few pound through comfort eating and lack of motivation to workout. 
I haven't wrote this blogpost to get sympathy, if that's what it sounds like. I have written this, one to show you why I haven't been overly active on my blog recently but mainly to say if your not happy with something, leave it. Whether that be a job, a friendship or a relationship, negativity does awful things to your confidence and your not going to be happy if you have a grey cloud above you. And that's exactly how I have felt recently, like no matter what I'm trying to do I feel there is this grey cloud lurking over me and that is just the thought of having to go back to work. 

But luckily this feeling is starting to drift away abit, a lot of people have commented on the fact my mood has brightened and I seem more positive and that is all because I know on the 5th October I start my new job. Eek. And the team I am going into seem so lovely and welcoming, I almost don't feel nervous just full of excitement. 

Don't get me wrong I don't wish that I had never worked where I have or anything like that, because without these life lessons we can't learn what's good and what's bad and we can't grow from them. I am walking away from this job with a handful of close friends that I know will stay in touch with me. And there is always endless opportunities to meet up and eat cake (: But I also know I am making the right decision, along with not being the only one that has had enough and decided to leave, I feel a massive relief for already making my decision.

All happy thoughts from here, next week I'll be chilling for a week in Majorca for my rest, and in just 3 weeks I'll be making my change to my new job.
Have you ever been through something like this? Any tips to get me through the next week weeks?

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