Monday, 15 January 2018

New Job, New Projects, Same Anxiety-Ridden Me

By all accounts this has been a solid week for me. It was only fair I update all you wonderful people on my recent activities since my last post. (Next therapy session tonight, Pray4Callie.)
I got my masters degree. For anyone who didn't know, I was doing a remote masters in Political Marketing, and my certificate came through and I passed with Merit. I was actually one mark shy of Distinction, but I failed the module on Ethics in Politics. (lol.) All in all I'm really pleased, as it was super difficult cramming it in alongside work and socialising and was done in a single year, so I'm relieved it's over!
I got a job! After turning down an offer last week I was feeling a little stressed about how long it would take me to find the right thing, but I am SO excited about my next role! I don't want to say too much before the contracts are completed and signed, but it's working for a super cool company running all of their digital editorial content, social media and marketing events in a whole new creative role. It's the dream job, and there's even an office dog, so my joke status about losing my job  and wanting a new one involving puppies sort of came to fruition. I'm so glad for trusting my gut and waiting out for the right role, this is so much better suited to my interests than my last job and the salary and benefits are so much better. I never thought I'd say it, but I'm so glad I lost my job!
I celebrated by purchasing Matt Bellassai's book because he is a God, a subscription to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and drinking a bottle of wine before lunch.
Lastly, I launched a new website! I've been working on this since losing my job to try and keep myself motivated, and today it went live. Jailed Spirits is an editorial hub and networking community for women working in the creative industries. It's a place to head to for career advice, motivation, inspiration, lifestyle pieces and (soon to come) loads of interviews with badass women in amazing jobs. If you would like to get involved, go check it out and get in touch. Otherwise any feedback in these early stages is appreciated, as is a cheeky Instagram follow.
After the mess with my old job I realised how important it is to empower fellow women in the workplace, and to build strong communities of wonderful ladies who have the same beliefs as me.
In other news, my mother has been messaging me about saving seals and I have never felt more in tune with her in my whole life.

Lastly, somebody thought my name was Candy last week, which was probably my low point.
How was your week?

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