Time for a change

Change is in the air for me. For the first time in over 15 years I am no longer working a government job and will be moving into a new field, down a totally different path. I’ve been in a similar job (but in different places) for almost ten years since moving to the UK so I am certainly due a change. Sometimes you’ve just got to shake things up a little.

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore.”
– Andre Gide

It’s totally different to what I was doing, so it’ll be quite the shock to the system to begin with. Longer hours and less holidays, but it is a door into the cycling industry of sorts! I’ll be commuting by bike as much as possible (more I will have to, rather than able to) which should see me getting some decent mileage in as a bonus too.

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That does mean less time for things such as this blog (although I will continue) and my weekend cycling might take a hit if the commuting wears me out. I am quite sad to leave my old job behind, I did very much enjoy it and it was incredibly rewarding some days, but it’s time to move on to pastures new. I very nervous AND very excited at the prospect so hopefully I’ve made the right decision!

“When in doubt, choose change.”
– Lily Leung

10 Comments Add yours

  1. PedalWORKS says:

    Good luck. A change is a good thing.

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  2. Dan In Iowa says:

    I REALLY know what you’re feeling here!! Good luck on it sir!

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  3. bgddyjim says:

    Good luck and enjoy the extra miles! Look at the bright side, you won’t need a five hour ride on Sunday to get your miles for the week. It’s all good!

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    1. Thanks. It’ll be a 32 mile round trip. Easily doable I think with an easy ride in followed by a harder ride home if I have the energy after a full day at work. That’s 160 miles if I do every day. Add a 40 mile weekender and I’ll be doing 200 or so a week!

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      1. bgddyjim says:

        Yep, that’s some miles right there, gotta love it. A sixteen mile on way is just about as perfect as you can get… Just long enough, but not too long.

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        1. My test rides have come in at an hour and five for the journey in, not pushing too hard. Bit of rush hour traffic over the final five miles to contend with but certainly not inner-London levels.

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  4. nickgendler says:

    Sounds intriguing – “a door into the cycling industry, of sorts”. Whatever it is, I hope it is fufilling for you.

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  5. nickgendler says:

    Sounds intriguing – “a door into the cycling industry, of sorts”. Whatever it is, I hope it is fulfilling for you.

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    1. Cheers mate. It’s a road cycling and triathlon company, but I’ll be a fair way down the food chain! Still, should be a good change for me.

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      1. nickgendler says:

        Discounts to you WordPress followers I trust!

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