Last Tuesday on my first day back to work after a period of absence due to ill health I handed in my resignation after nearly twenty years working at Xerox and eight and half years in a role that has meant I commuted 120 miles a day down to Uxbridge from Banbury and back again.
It was a massive step for me, not least as I have no job to go to yet, but I knew it was the right thing to do. I have loved working for Xerox and had a brilliant career there but my focus has changed and I knew I needed to move on and completely change my life, including really throwing myself into the VisitBanbury project.
But, sometimes it is nice to know that something is out there nudging me along, providing me with the reassurance that everything will be good and as I got ready to send my resignation email and to go into the office and on the drive down to Uxbridge, I listened to BBC Radio2.
I probably heard four hours of music on that day but the only songs I really heard – and which made me stop and actively take notice of them – were the following:
Paul Young – Everything Must Change
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Katy Perry – Firework
Robbie Williams – No Regrets
Now, I certainly hadn’t told the producers of these shows that I was resigning that day but something had conspired to put those songs together for me to hear them during the hours that I was listening – maybe it was fate trying to tell me something !
Music will be a big part of the VisitBanbury project and it might just be the start of something big – you heard it here first.