I’ve been absent lately, but I’ve been going through some changes. Some people see change as both good and bad – but we need to see how it pans out before we decide which. I was made redundant just before Christmas 2013. Redundant, it’s a pretty hideous word. It makes one feel unwanted, unloved, that everything you worked for has been for nothing and you’re tossed aside like a wet rag. There are some big changes happening, lots of cuts across the board – so I’m not the only one who is going through change, but that didn’t make it any less hurtful; or lessen the stress from the two-year lengthy consultation period of uncertainty followed by the inevitable. I wasn’t in a good place. My home life was bleeding and my craft was suffering. Then there was the reprieve; an opportunity for change. I’m fortunate to have landed another job through redeployment – but its something completely different. I’d been doing the same job for over sixteen years and now I’m going to be doing something else. In truth, I was a little worried about how I would adapt, but we’re built to adapt. Change is good; it opens your eyes to something you didn’t think you’d particularly engage. So when faced with change, grab the opportunity to change, Carpe Diem!
- Fantastic day at #Ramsbottom Festive Farmers Market. Thank you @rammymarkets for having me. Great to catch up with friends and meet some locals supporting a local author #bookstagram #crimefiction #paranormalromance #cornwallMeet me at Ramsbottom Festive Farmers Market this Sunday. 9.30-2.30 inside Ramsbottom Civic Hall. Grab yourself a signed copy of Trembleath. Plus limited edition gift pack of signed book, valerian and vervain herbs, wooden pen, coaster, sticker and Creek Bay Gazette mockup #Trembleath #CrimeThriller #RamsbottomI’m not entirely sure what I’ve done, but I’m sleeping with one eye open #disapprovingcat #catsofinstagram #britishshorthair #whathaveidone #killercat #sleepwithoneeyeopenThe reviews are starting to come in for Trembleath. I’m absolutely thrilled to hear such amazing feedback. If you want to know what all the noise is about, get your copy today https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trembleath-Ruth-Shedwick/dp/0993272959 #trembleath #crimethriller #murdermystery #cornwall