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Word of the Week #WotW

I’ve been away again this week, so I’ve surprised myself.

I may have prepared earlier in the week what I thought my word was, and then found I couldn’t publish it because I found it didn’t feel right at the end of the week.

It’s not an opportunity so much, but deserved of the headline, this week I became a Godparent. In the same way I’ve never been a Bridesmaid, until last week I’d never been a Godparent. 
And it felt, and it is, a very odd and full responsibility, which I didn’t think about so much when asking friends and family to become Godparents to my children- of course they’d want to be! 
But there is a pause for thought. My children didn’t get to choose me as their parent, they have to accept me and I have to be the best parent I can be. But to be a Godparent, I am being trusted with another child, so scary, and yet, maybe, just maybe a nod to the fact I might be doing ok at this responsibility lark.

And to continue a lighter note, we’ve decided to take the opportunity of my enforced Christmas and New Year break to head up North. The children have been desperate to return to their hometown, it was our fourth anniversary of living in South Wales last weekend, and whether they truly remember, it will be lovely to head back with children old enough to remember. 

I couldn’t end my word of the week without talking work, I have decided to ‘vlog’ this new chapter.

I don’t know how this one will end, but I started a conversation today with the words “I would like to take the opportunity offered to leave the organisation.”. 
It really does feel like a weight lifted. And it is being done with tears in my eyes. And yet, whilst there is sadness for what, and who, I will leave behind, there is so much excitement.
I have no idea what the next year will be and feel like. 
And yet, no quote has ever seemed so apt:

word of the week

In turn, realising my word of the week:
Opportunities

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    Debbie
    October 11, 2015 at 07:37

    Hi Debbie, spread those wings! If your decision to leave your work leaves you feeling lighter, then it’s the right thing to do. It will work out for you, I’m sure.

    Being asked to be a Godparent is a serious business and a responsibility that should not be taken on lightly. And it’s an honour to be asked.

    xx
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    The Reading Residence
    October 11, 2015 at 09:10

    Oh my, what a full on week. I think you’re so right about being a godparent, it must be a nod towards you doing something very right! And that’s a big decision at work, though one I know has been on your mind for so long, It is an opportunity and I just know that you will ‘fly’ x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
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    tracey bowden
    October 11, 2015 at 19:26

    Congratulations on being a Godparent! And also good luck on your new venture and leaving work I’m sure if it makes you feel better it was the right decision #WotW
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