Sometimes the best way to tell a story is straight.
But before I get going, may I just say this is good news?
Friday was my final day with my employer.
There have been layoffs in prospect for over three months.
For reasons I'll explain in a moment, I was keen to leave, and told my boss so. Luckily, when it came for the decision to be made, he chose me.
You're remembering this is good news, right? No? Quick, relax with this:
Pacman never looked so good. Better? Okay, I'll continue.
I've been with the company for thirteen years.
When I was laid off, I received a very generous severance deal.
This means that I can take a long sabbatical without worrying about money.
I have time and space and resources behind me.
And so I'm going to write a book.
Called FUNNY BADGERS, it will be a feature-length version of this blog.
Yes, yes, it's all about me; are you surprised?
Plus a lion, a bear, various badgers, Abbey, Eolist and 'Difficult.
Oh, and Elliot.
And a Squiddrel.
There's even a rumour that my agent Ziva will put in a scene-stealing cameo.
As you can imagine, I'm very happy about this.
You’re totally feeling the good news now, right?
I've been distracted of late, and it's puzzled and worried a few.
It's been stressful, waiting for confirmation while dreaming and scheming.
But now the deal is done, I can share it with you without jinxing it.
I wanted you all to be the first to know.
Huge thanks to my sanity throughout this.
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