By Georgina Atwell
I’d seen it coming, there was a reorg on the horizon and I was on maternity leave, which I knew made me more vulnerable. I’d been with the same employer since graduation, I’d prioritised work over everything (even delaying my honeymoon to complete a project) and so much of my happiness and identity was tied to my career. So when it happened, I was unsurprised but devastated.
10 years on, I look back and see it for what it is – a common workplace experience, which didn’t determine either my value or my future. Today I run my own successful company with a higher income and more flexibility than I would ever have had if I had stayed, all whilst doing a job that I love. Here’s how I bounced back:
Georgina Atwell is the founder of Toppsta, the UK’s leading children’s book review site, where kids, parents and teachers go to read book reviews and recommendations for the latest children’s books.