Whoah, so how did we get to Thursday already?
While I am in fact sitting down right now, I feel like I’ve just stepped off a boat or plane or something that moves p-r-e-t-t-y swiftly. Everything that’s meant to be still is sort of pulsing and my legs are a tad wobbly. Whiplash? Might have that, too.
That’s how fast this week has travelled. And busy? Ohmigoodness.
By end of play Tuesday, I’d had two first interviews, one second interview and a job offer. Howzat for a head spin?
Seems I’m gonna have to learn how to work for a really cute boss and not get distracted. There are worse things than working with a gorgeous man, yes?
[Edit: Cute boss turns out to be a smoker. Instant de-ranking from the Cuteness Scale!]
Truthfully, I’m relieved. I honestly didn’t expect to land a job this side of Christmas let alone be asked to start before I go away to Bali (more on that next week!). They actually wanted me to start today but I needed some time to get a few things done if I’m gonna be working right up until I leave.
But then, just a couple of weeks ago I had a kinesiology session to get balanced for finding a job. The following Monday (last week) the phone started ringing off the hook!
No word of a lie.
The same week, I thought about letting go and living life the way I teach yoga. Just to see what happens.
I also had a few words with the Universe about what I really needed.
As in: I have $X in the bank and need roughly $X more in December to stay solvent. Funnily enough, with the yoga teaching, freelance work and working five days for my new employer, I think I now have that covered.
The phone kept ringing all of last week. Then an old workmate forwarded me the info about the job I’ve now been offered. An interview was organised for Monday of this week. Then a second interview Tuesday and a job offer only hours later!
In terms of what it’s paying, it’s a little bit under what I wanted. But it’s a permanent role, which is a bonus on account of the job security and not having to look for work all the time. It’ll also give me experience in a couple of areas that I haven’t touched on that much so far in my career. So I think it’s gonna be good!
I’ll work Friday-Thursday and then Friday week I’m flying away on a jet plane… then I’m not due back at work until 4th January.
Also this week:
- Met with my freelance client to get her WordPress site up and running. That wee project is well underway.
- I was given flowers (photo at the top of this post) as an early birthday present from the yoga school I teach at. Totally unexpected and so sweet! Miss Cleo the cat and I are enjoying them very much.
- Got a taste of my future lifestyle as a part time yoga teacher, while working part time in the digital industry, as I did a couple of jobs for MM… Yoga! Lots of fun.
- Did heaps of running around today. Errands. Stocked up on vitamins. Bought a cheapie digital camera (since my other one bit it), plus a crazy-cheap new dress and shoes for work!
I am officially exhausted from the pace of this week and it’s very nice to be sitting still with some downtime on hand.
So I’m having an early-to-bed evening to make sure I’m all shiny and energetic for my first day at the new job tomorrow.
Wish me luck!