Hi All - a really interesting experience today.
I'm self employed, and haven't done a whole load of work for the last few months (my OH calls me a professional quitter....). I decided that it is time to rejoin the real world, so today found myself in a meeting regarding a potential assignment. (A bit like a job interview, but with wings...)
This is the first time I have done one of these since I quit. The first thing that I noticed was how I didn't have to "panic smoke" before I went in. You know when you have three on the trot in the hope of somehow "topping up your nictoine reserves" to get you through the next few hours? Linked to this, of course, was not having to find the loo to try and wash the smell off before I announced my arrival.
This was all good stuff, but pretty much as expected. What really surprised me was how much more relaxed I was during the presentation and Q&A session. Usually, after the first 45 minutes, I would start to get a bit jumpy and distracted as I started to withdraw. This time, I was completely focussed and tuned in for the whole two hours, which really was a new experience! Fantastic!
And I have got the contract, so that's me kept busy for the next few months!
Oh, and it is 100 days today - not one puff!
Good to see so many of you newbies joining us - this really is worthwhile.