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Forums / Depression / Good News!

Topic: Good News!

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  1. TheBigBlue
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    217 posts
    3 October 2021

    Hi All,

    A few of you have been around a while & seen my posts. This year was hard.

    But of the blue, some goodness came. I wanted to get out of the travel industry, obviously it’s been significantly affected by Covid, but I had also had no desire to continue with it. I’ve been reduced to 2 days a week work for over a year & just needed to move on.

    After working from home, I also realised a few things. I don’t want the commute to the city any more. I just want something close to home, no matter how mundane it is.

    So I’ve kind of looking while still working my 2 days. I either felt completely out of my depth with no experience in new roles, or felt completely unqualified & worthless.

    Anyway, I had applied for a job weeks ago but they had paused recruiting due to the covid lockdown. Anyway, recruitment re-opened, I impressed with the phone interview, HR then had the manager of that role contact me. He called me last Wed, asked if we could meet in person on Thursday morning & by Thursday afternoon I was offered the job.

    im so happy! I’m starting this coming Wed & I feel really excited.

    Those never ending thoughts & feelings of being absolute useless, worthless & unwanted have lessened & I feel like going back to full time work places me back as a valued member of society.

    So just wanted to share my news. I’ve come from a very hard place, to a much happier place in the space of a week. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a change of fortune in such a small amount of time.

    Things are on the up! (I hope)

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  2. white knight
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    3 October 2021 in reply to TheBigBlue

    Hi,

    I'm impressed. Well done eh. Many years ago I moved to the country and never looked back. I wrote and article on that very topic which you might find interesting.

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/staying-well/a-city-to-country-relocate--why-not-

    I'm sure good news cheers up many members here.

    TonyWK

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  3. Ggrand
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    3 October 2021 in reply to TheBigBlue

    Hello TheBigBlue,

    Congratulations on your new employment....I am very happy for you..

    You have always been a valued member of society, useful, worthy and wanted...but depression doesn’t let us recognise them....

    Im excited for you and wish you all the good things life has to offer...

    Kind thoughts Dear TBB..

    Grandy..

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  4. Mk2692
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    3 October 2021 in reply to TheBigBlue

    Hi TheBigBlue,

    Congratulations on your new job! That is great news to hear and I'm so happy for you. I am excited for you to start this new chapter in your life, as you have been very patient for a long time. I hope it is everything you are looking for and that you will enjoy it. I hope you will grow, prosper and excel in your career. Wish you all the best.


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