The last 48 hours can only be described as manic from my end. Everything has changed from the last time I have written an full blog entry, but it has all been for the better.
Checking my emails and statistics for her I noted that Terry 1954 had kindly nominated me for a sister hood of the world blogger award, which I feel very humbled by. As anyone who reds my blog on a regular basis will know that I have the utmost respect for this women, and she is an inspiration to us all. My thoughts in relation to her can be found at my entry Thanks for doing your jobs, as a result of this a nomination coming from her means a lot to me and I feel very humbled by it.
Even more than this, on Tuesday I got the news I have been waiting for, I have secured a permanent position and job at the company I was hoping to be able to work, but was not sure if I would be quite the right fit, as my experience was a little below what they needed. However, I obviously did something right, as they offered my the role and I start a week on Monday. I am so excited by the opportunity and chance to work with this company that I spent most of the last 48 hours in shock and shaking and giggling hysterically as a result of this. Too many this may seem like an over-reaction, however to put it into context, I have wanted to work for this company since before I left University which is a miserly 15 years ago, but have never had neither the confidence or skills set to apply for a role until now. The chance is also a real chance to get my career well and truly off the ground within a specialised defined space and grow. I am so looking forward to the challenges and the opportunities that this role will bring, I am counting the days until I start. So what is the name of this company that has got me so excited, well that would be Thomson Reuters, one of the biggest Media Moguls and suppliers of information in the world.
My new line manager seems lovely and we have already had a couple of e-mail conversations including inviting me to the works Christmas party in 4 weeks time. Everything about this role, this company makes me feel all warm and lovely inside, and I just cannot wait to start.
Then to back all this up I managed to surpass eventually my total from last year at Nanowrimo. My new target is to write another 4k to break the 10k barrier
All of a sudden I feel like I have a spring back in my step, the world seems brighter even if it is colder. However the best thing about all this is that the dreams my partner and I have can now start to turn into realities. More importantly we can look at booking our honeymoon, from our wedding earlier on in the year from March. In all honesty this is not likely to take place until next year, and possible around our one year anniversary – but what a way to celebrate.
Anyway enough of my bounciness, if I want to break that 10k barrier I need to get writing as it is not going to break itself
Catch up with you all soon.
Love you all and thanks for all your support