Congrats to Dr. Appasionata!
What's made me happy today is A Thought. I have been working on the assumption - for a few years now
- that sooner or later I will be made redundant from this job. I've watched the department shrink, we who remain all expect it to come, and we're just holding out as long as possible to maximise the payout.
And I've wondered, idly because there is no urgency, just what I would do next, as/when/if it happens. And I'd thought of one course of action I could take, which would have me doing something broadly similar-ish but a bit different (this is assuming that I don't effectively just move in to the same job at another company).
And then yesterday I had A Thought. My brother is currently re-training to something completely different. And I wondered that if I were to do that, what would I retrain to do, what might I be doing ? And there was This Thought. Today it has moved on a bit - it transpires it is a feasible thought.
So, as/when/if redundancy appears, I have (a) stay in the same job and look for a new company; (b) do a bit of retraining and work in something similar-ish; © go off and do something completely different.
I have OPTIONS. I don't have to panic NOW about what might happen THEN. I have IDEAS. This makes me happy
[Note: none of the plans are "professional recorderist" or "professional cyclist"