5 years time

Where do you want to be in 5 years time? Hands up everyone who has been asked that in an interview at some point (now quick, put your hand back down or your colleagues will start to stare..). Having been in my current job for just over 3.5 years, I thought it would be interesting to look back at where I started and ahead to where I want to be, and it was at that point I realised I have a problem (well, I have many, but I’m not discussing those here, thank you very much). The thing is, I’m not entirely sure where I want to be in 5 years time, all I know is that I don’t want …

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Mindful

He is the child that can’t wait. Pensive, tense, excited, irritable, his mood swings back and forth from feigned nonchalance to fervent fretting. One moment he is oozing laissez faire, content to let life swing onwards, safe in the knowledge he will pick things up when he must. The next he is arrogantly unforgiving of anything that doesn’t suit him. He will pander to no-one, then placate them on the upswing. Turning to the usual outlet, the words spin from my head, delicate threads draped on a well worn carpet.

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Blogging for the company

I’ve mentioned this already but as well as this blog (and my other one), I’ve also been writing some posts for my company blog. It’s proven to be a bit of a challenge, although part of that is down to personal circumstance and a decided ‘end of summer’ malaise which I frequently fall prey (as long-term readers of my other blog will testify). I’m enjoying it though, and realising more and more that the crossover between the technical communications profession and the customer relationship management industry in which my current company operates. I’m not intending on duplicating the posts here but if you are interested you can see the posts I’ve written so far on our company blog, Under the …

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Weekender

Finding it really hard to write these days. My other blog languishes from week to week, and I won’t even mention the other place as it’s bereft of passion, ideas and any form of desire to be creative. I’m blaming that entirely on the fact that I’m pretty damn busy these days, but in a very good way. For example, Saturday was spent wandering shops after appealing for ideas of what to get my Mum for her birthday (thanks to those on Twitter and Facebook who made suggestions, they are all duly noted for future reference as well). Sunday was spent with said Mother, lunch with the family at Inverbeg, and then in the evening after some Tapas it was …

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