Monday, 1 August 2011

The End Of An Era - Or New Beginnings?


Last Friday The Toyboy Trucker left the company he's worked for for the last 12 years - his choice by the way, and one not taken lightly. From starting off sorting parcels in the warehouse, to delivering said parcels in a white van, to becoming a long-distance lorry driver, thundering up and down the country in a 42 ton artic - and then deciding to get himself an education while still working... And all those promotions and area moves to Operations Manager, then Depot Manager, and finally Southern Area Hub Manager...

So, this morning it was no more corporate suit-shirt-tie and briefcase-and-laptop and multiple mobiles! Hooray! This morning he started off on his new venture - working with his best mate on a cross-country delivery business of their very own. This morning he left here in jeans, polo shirt and boots.... He's a Toyboy Trucker again - and I'm more delighted than you'll ever know.

And this morning, after he'd left the house looking once again like the boy I fell in love with, I typed Chapter One of the new book of the new deal. It's still unoriginally called Book One because I'm still without a title, but I've written four pages already (it's 8.20 a.m.) and it's going okay... I will probably find it very hard to remember not to add a dollop of magic in this book - this is very much the end of an era for me too - but it's quite exciting to be starting something completely new.

So, Monday August 1st 2011 - the end of an era for both of us as we leave the safe and familiar behind and step into the unknown - but a date to remember for our new beginnings too. Risky? Yes, definitely. But we're both hoping they'll be lovely life-changing beginnings. Time, I'm sure, will tell...

14 comments:

Pat Posner said...

Happy New Beginnings to you and TT, Chris.
The new books will be magic even without magic.
xxPat

Debs Carr said...

Good luck to you both in your exciting new beginnings.

Olivia Ryan said...

Good luck, Chris, to you and the TBT with your new ventures. I'm sure they'll both work out well! Sometimes I think our lives need a bit of a shake-up and a new direction is usually a good thing - and very exciting! Let me know how it goes - sounds like you're off to a good start already. x

Christina Jones said...

Pat - thank you - I sincerely hope so. It's just weird writing a "straight" romantic comedy - hopefully I'll remember how to do it! Cx

Christina Jones said...

Debs - thanks so much - and there's probably another new beginning on the way as Elle was rushed into hospital tonight... Will keep you posted! Cxxxx

Christina Jones said...

Olivia - thank you - it's something that had to happen for both of us but still a bit scary - especially for him, but you're right - sometimes a leap into the unknown can be exactly what's needed. Fingers crossed! Cxxx

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Hannah Hooton said...

Hi Chris,
Good luck with the new venture... and after reading the comments above, good luck to Elle. Hope everything's gone well and you that you're now a proud nan to a healthy grandchild!
Best,
Hannah

Christina Jones said...

TM - thank you!

Christina Jones said...

Hannah - many thanks - and no, not yet. There are complications... I'm more stressed than she is. Cx

womagwriter said...

Good luck on both your new ventures!

Milla said...

I hope that the new ventures and Elle's hospital stay are proceeding well. The new occupation and the new book sound very exciting and positive for both of you, freeing. I hope Elle and the Doctor are doing ok, it can all be so stressful and as a woman who went through a complicated delivery after morning sickness and killer PSD I do feel for her and you all. My fingers will be crossed on all 3 fronts!

Christina Jones said...

womag - thank you! I have everything crossed - which makes writing a touch tricky... Cxxxx

Christina Jones said...

Milla - thank you so much for your sympathy - and sadly for your personal understanding. More on Elle and the pregnancy in the next post! Cxxxx