I’m leaving local government…again. It’s been a roller-coaster ride and a fascinating period in my working life. I’ve met some dedicated people who work in difficult circumstances and ever-shifting sands for poor pay and precious little thanks from the general public. They are good people who make a difference to other people’s lives and it’s been a privilege to work alongside them.
In the past I’ve convinced myself that change was the worst thing that could happen only to be proven wrong when it was forced upon me. I’ve also taken fate into my own hands with mixed results but fundamentally come to realise that if I am truly disaffected it is no one else’s job to make me happy.
So I’m leaving to study Media & Sociology at the University of Wolverhampton.
I am certain that it will open up a whole new world of opportunities even though I am uncertain what they may be.
I’m sure I will continue to blog and tweet but soon it will be as a mature student entering the world of academia.
I wish all my friends and colleagues in local government the very best of luck in the coming months and hope that if you get the chance to follow your dream, you take it.