beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com is the original blog about redundancy that Sandra Bellamy started on 16th of May 2011.
Sandra started this blog to encourage other people to:
- Realise their dreams
- Pursue their dream job
- Know there is life after redundancy
- Be inspired
Here is an excerpt from a beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com blog article that Sandra wrote about how redundancy changed her life.
“Many people see redundancy as an obstacle, I saw it as an opportunity. A chance to discover, what I was born to do. What my special gift was and what I could do with it. Sure lots of other people have hidden talents too and I would encourage them to do the same. That is, think about what you love to do, be it writing, art, pottery, drama, comedy. Even if other people think it is impossible, if you know in your heart of hearts you can do it, then do just that. Make it happen. Find out what you need to do it and then just do it.
I know it is not going to be easy or simple, but if you want something so badly, something you are willing to fight for, to wait for, then it will be worth it.
It will make you feel empowered, alive, confident and give you the most precious thing, self belief. Once you feel the power of self belief, nothing in your life will ever be the same. Your glass will always be half full, your life will be enriched, your enthusiasm will pass on to others and the world will be a better place for having you in it.
Go for it.
If I have lost you and you don’t have a clue what I am talking about. Let me explain.
I have founded quirkybooks.net through a love and passion for writing. When I was made redundant I felt my world was coming to an end and then I realised it was just the beginning. A time to reflect on my previous jobs, at my life to date and to consider if I had been doing was what I was born to do. What would make me happy? Was I really happy in the job I had been made redundant from?
I had been in the job for almost 3 years and I felt I was good at it and I enjoyed it. But and there was a but, it was long hours, I used to get shouted at by staff who thought they were superior to me and liked to throw their weight around. I was slaving away, whilst wishing I could do more with my life. I loved writing then, but I never had time to do much. I love writing now and now I do a job where I work to write. In other words, I do a job with less hours, for reasonable pay but I am able to have some time for my writing, not as much time as I would like but hey, I guess the best things come to those who wait.
At the moment quirkybooks.net is in it’s infancy, still at the beginning of it’s story but with each day a new page turns which will lead to an exciting middle and a fantastic basis for a whole series of stories.”
- If you need help with getting back into work.
- If you want to feel inspired
- If you want to communicate with someone who understands what you are going through