I'm so thankful for all my readers' support and e-mails along the journey so far. Quietly, I've been listening to your feedback and writing the rest of the story; which I am delighted to say is now available on any device as an Ebook. The print copy is just being finished and will be … Continue reading Full book now published!!!
I had been counting down to Saturday 7th Feb for nearly a month. Having the trip to look forward to really gave me something to focus on away from work, which made it all seem more bearable somehow. Eventually, on a cold New York morning, I got out of a cab, made my way into … Continue reading 11. An Irish welcome
As I often did when I felt unsettled, I threw myself head-first into a number of big work projects in January. When I really focused on a particular project and timeline, it was a great distraction from everything else. Although I didn’t take any active steps to search for other jobs, when the usual new-year … Continue reading 10. Lunch outside …
Still reeling from my meeting with Miriam, I took my seat in the open plan part of the office where we all, except for Miriam and the Heads of Accounts and HR (who had their own rooms), sat and booted up my machine. Another victim of Miriam’s stubbornness was our IT system. Everyone was, I’m … Continue reading 9. Unfinished business …
“DING DONG, DING DONG …. DING DONG, DING DONG” came the deafening sound of church bells from my cell phone. “Oh no” I thought, as I tried to peal open my eyelids. My eyes felt like they had spent the night under a giant hairdryer. I looked around me, and for a fleeting moment I … Continue reading 8. Office Politics 😦
I woke mid-flight, my body somehow being able to tell that this was not full sleep, just an opportunity to grab some rest if I could. I had never really developed that ability that some people had to sleep properly on flights. Miriam used to tell me of her business trips to Europe where she … Continue reading 7. New York, New York
“Could Miss Kimberley Livorno please return to the security check area, that’s a Miss Kimberley Livorno” came the tinny voice over the airport tannoy at Presque Isle Airport. It was New Year’s Day, and I was on my was back to work for 2nd January. This return flight always seemed to mark one of the … Continue reading 6. Escapism