Monday, February 11, 2013
2013 you saucy minx!
23 November 2013
And as of today I can publicly say:
I got a new job- a promotion!!
2013 is just knocking it out of the park! It feels like my "adulty" life is kicking in; like I've turned a corner and I'm getting somewhere. My career is moving forward. My mental health is getting better, stronger, everyday. It feels like the battle with life in the ten years since Dad died might have actually been the sowing of seeds that are now blooming. It feels amazing!
That isn't to say that everything is going to be peachy-keen-jelly-bean from now on. Not even close. There will be many hard days and awful days, and with someone taking a chance on me at work many more long days! But these days sure do feel different.
I've barely been around these parts recently. I'm not good with secrets. At least I am good with other peoples secrets, but when it comes to my own I just want to blurt them to everyone. To ask advice and chew it over. I was so nervous about the interview. It felt like my year hung on a 30 minute space in time. Either nothing would change professionally and I would go on making the most of the year, or absolutely everything would change and I'd be stepping into new challenges that I wasn't even 100% sure I could pull off.
To have what feels like your whole world hang on the outcome of half an hour doesn't happen very often in life. Surely only a good few times at most. Life changes constantly, but to have the knowledge that it might- to anticipate and to be prepared for the news is rare. Waiting in the doctors office for a major diagnosis; opening an email that says whether you will be relocated overseas; peeing on a stick and watching for the pink lines to develop. That is when your world is suspended. Literally spinning on your fingertip like a basketball or a tossed coin that will fall one of only two ways. You have the disease or you don't. Your going there or you're staying. Your baking a bun or the oven isn't even on. Luckily this time the coin fell in my favour.
And then we celebrated (with my iPhone)...
With my man - cocktails and one of Melbourne's best burgers at a restaurant called George's (obviously!)
Then with my Mama down by the bay
I think I like you 2013.