I am now a qualified Heavy Vehicle Technician, seven months earlier than my anticipated completion date, and work feels the exact same! Am I disillusioned? No. I knew it would feel like this. For the last three and a half years my identity has been ‘apprentice diesel mechanic’. I never called myself just a ‘dieselContinue reading “Qualified.”
Category Archives: The Person
Inside, a part of me always recoils when the word ‘spoilt’ is used against me. Yes, against me. Against me as if the word is an attack – although the user wielding the word often doesn’t realise it’s a weapon. I doubt anyone is foreign to the phrase ‘you are spoilt’, I know I amContinue reading “Spoilt.”
The Subtle Step Outside.
It wasn’t until I sat in the room with a couple-hundred other people, preparing myself to stand on stage in front of them, that I understood. I hadn’t known where the courage to say ‘yes’ to speaking came from, but it turns out it’s a very ordinary source… I was invited to participate in aContinue reading “The Subtle Step Outside.”
With the current world situation, many life plans have been disturbed, lifestyles have been dramatically altered and even as an essential worker (where the only real workplace change I’ve experienced is work hour adjustments) I feel the increased stress and turbulence myself through the impact it has on my family and friends. More than ever,Continue reading “Perfectionism”
This is not my first blog. Yet, I intend for this one to not get eaten by the internet and its dark vastness and my inexperience! My name is Ashley, and I welcome you to my new blog! Over time, I know we will become very acquainted with one another but let me start withContinue reading “Second Introductions”