20 years and lovin' it

Work’s not always a slog of daily grind, of tedium, monotony and bullies. Change, challenge, creating and trust can bring growth that causes people to say they’re ‘lovin it’.

'20 years and lovin' it'

It started, just over 20 years ago, one form and one meeting.

An hour I think it was.

A rocky start, didn't get the gig initially but then a few weeks later,

I was in!

This was the start, something brewing, something seeding.

It grew bigger, and I bounced from one thing to the next.

Different things to do, different places to go.

I was getting embedded!

5 years in and it’s going in a direction I never thought it would.

I was surprised. This was not the plan.

A couple of years tops was how long I thought I’d last!

I was enjoying it!

10 years, 15 years, they came and went

More roles, more responsibilities.

Promotions, they were nice. Others liked what I was doing too.

I was developing a career!

20 years, and still I am there.

Progressing, learning, challenging, creating, inspiring, doing.

It has its challenges. Its ups and downs.

I am ... I don't know … loving it? Yes!

(A Different Coloured Cow, 2019)

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