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Starting Out

I can’t believe I have decided to write a blog.  It’s so not me!   Though I suspect it will become me, very quickly!

In 1983, I started a temporary job at the BBC and stayed …..for thirty years !  Friday 15th March 2013 was my final working day there, and now I am out in the big wide world, a bit confused and not quite sure what to do or where to turn next. 

That’s why I thought a blog would be a good idea. 

There are three key reasons really.  The main one I suppose is that I genuinely don’t know what will happen to me now that I have left the Beeb, and so I thought I would use this blog to record how I move on to whatever life holds for me next.  It may be uplifting as I find something new and exciting to challenge me or it may be quite depressing as I could find that actually I’m not suited to anything and there are just no jobs out there…or worse, that I’m just considered too old, by potential employers. (Note to self:   must do something about the greying hair !) 

Secondly, I have lots of ideas about what I really want to do and one of those involves writing.  I have two and a half books floating around in my head and the start of a sitcom.  I’m hoping that writing regularly will be more than just therapy but a good habit to get into which will hopefully help me get all that stuff out of my head and onto paper. 

And finally, I thought it would be a good excuse to start an online journal. I always used to keep a hand-written diary but it’s been very difficult in recent years to keep anything hidden in a house with two young adults, a husband and a mother and so I got out of the habit.  Not that putting it online for the world to see will mean I can write out my deepest, darkest feelings but it is still a good outlet. I’m a strong believer that the hand is an extension of the heart and that when you start writing, you can express more honestly how you feel.  Writing regularly can be a form of therapy but have no worries, I promise to censor what I actually publish !

Of course, it also means I won’t have to write one of those Christmas round-robin letters which I would ineveitably fill with heavily exaggerated updates on my high-achieving children and all the exotic holidays I’ve had.  Now I can simply refer everyone to my wonderfully, witty blog!

In truth, I have no idea what I will write about and suspect it will broaden out to a lot more than just progress on my career.  Or it could be that I think better of the whole thing and may never publish another post again. 

Let’s see how it goes …….



2 thoughts on “Starting Out

  1. I’m sure you will eventually figure out what you want to say on your blog. It’s something that grows on you quietly and willfully. Welcome to the blogging world!

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