Yes, I am alive! And, yes I know it’s been a lifetime (or several if you are a Mayfly) since I last updated – in fact the last you all knew I was about to enjoy 2 weeks holiday before starting at a new job.

Well, we’ve had the two weeks and I’ve also had 6 weeks at the new job – and you know what? I am LOVING it!

Since there is no way I have the time, or space, to fill you in on the last 8 weeks here is a quick potted history of my rebirth as a new life of use to society once more ๐Ÿ˜‰

Week 1 – nice break… pottering around including doing Cadburys World and Duxford – great time, although my waistline didn’t enjoy the calories!

Week 2 – Bit of a “long-long-weekend” at the folks enjoying places such as Crich Tramway Village and the totally awesome and magnificent Magna at Rotherham – if you haven’t been there you have GOT to try and get… it is totally superb and a great time.

Week 3 to 8 – THE NEW JOB! Wowsers… what a change. For the first time in goodness knows how long I actually go to work and feel like I can leave having achieved something. I am busy. I have jobs to do, a task to perform and targets to hit – and it feels sooooo totally GREAT!

My new job is with a small startup so the workload varies as we all take on whatever needs doing which means one day I can be setting up hardware, then next I could be documenting processes, the next I might be on the phones. Now yeah I know that there is always a honeymoon periodย  in any new job or situation but this job is really enjoyable and challenging and I actually feel like there is a use for me and that I have room to grow and learn new skills and methodologies.

To totally ice the cake, and put a cherry on the top, the site I work at is right in the middle of nowhere and we go out for daily walks into the glorious countryside and through the hills, woods and fields. I haven’t exercised for sooooo many years – and yet now I am walking at least 2 miles a day and starting to lose some of the “unfitness” that has taken hold in the past few years.

The big Glory of this whole situation – and is only last simply so that you can understand why – the full Glory belongs to God. He was the one who opened the door, met our needs and led me to a place of fulfillment. So many answered prayers this summer and such abundant blessing!

2 Replies to “HELLO WORLD!!!”

  1. Great update Mike. I am so pleased you are enjoying your new job and you are right, the Glory does belong to God. Hallelujah! I have been feeling the same about my own employment for some time (undervalued and frustrated) and every time I felt like applying for another job I kept hearing God say “no, wait” very gently. I chose to listen this time which is unusual for me and at the right time, the right job turned up. I have now just been offered a p/t job working with Jasmine Allen at church helping to organise the events there. You then come to realise that all that we go through is all for a reason good and bad and the times we feel “where is God in all this” become clear. Blessings to you and the family and may God continue to provide abundantly for you all. x

  2. This is awesome news ๐Ÿ™‚ I prayed for you. I think in this tough economic climate it can be hard to see the hand of God at work…but I’m learning that whatever happens, God is behind it, and He loves us enough to make us wait sometimes!

    So happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚ x x x

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