Today, I woke up at 6.30 and began getting ready for the day. I cleaned my teeth, took a shower, put on a dress, drank some coffee, ate some food, and then made my way to my office.
Yes. You read that correctly: I made my way to my office. As in, I have a job now.
What’s that? You didn’t hear me? Let me try that again:
I HAVE A JOB!
I wasn’t quite sure if I’d share the news here – or how soon I would share it if I did – but I decided that since Just Frances readers are subjected to my lows, they should also get to share in my highs. After all, I really do appreciate the support you’ve all given me over the years.
And since I’ve decided to share my news, I suppose I should tell you a bit about the job. My apologies in advance if it seems a little vague; I just like to keep a bit of separation between my personal and professional lives. I’m sure you understand.
So, I am now working as the Communications Manager for an organisation in Stirling, Scotland. The organisation itself is rather small, but they (sorry, we) work with a wide variety of external partners and organisations. And that means meeting lots of new people and learning all sorts of new things.
Sadly, it is operating on a project-funded basis which will most likely come to an end in March, at which time I will once again be unemployed. Of course, there is also the chance that there will be visa hiccups before then that force me into unemployment earlier than that.
(Oops! I went all “glass is half empty” there. Sorry about that. I really am trying to be positive though. Really. Honestly!)
But regardless of visa-related stresses and worries, it’s a fantastic job with amazing opportunities – and it helps that it seems to be a very pleasant working environment.
So what does this mean for you? Well, it means that you will see a considerably happier Just Frances for starters.
And it means that you can expect posts on things such as:
- Purchases for my new (or vintage but new-to-me) work wardrobe
- Weekend trips and adventures (you know, because I can afford them again!)
- Great new meal plans that include quick-and-easy dinners (that provide me with excellent left-over lunches!)
What it doesn’t mean is that I will:
- Moan and groan about work woes
- Bore you with stories about my work life
- Stop blogging
Anyhow, I’m pretty excited about this new adventure and I am hoping that it leads to great and wonderful things – including the possibility for me to stay on here in Scotland for the long haul.
Of course, I’m also pretty tired and exhausted. I know it’s “just office work” but it’s really exhausting when you’re trying to learn a new job; so exhausting, in fact, that I can’t even bring myself to pour a celebratory glass of wine. That will just have to wait for the weekend, I guess!