Just Frances

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: work, stirling, scotland, immigration, happy, fear, ego

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!

Comments

I am just thrilled for you. Sending positive vibes out into the universe that your visa issues get settled and that the job lasts past March. xoxo

by Corinne at 1:31am (GMT) on August 2nd, 2012

Thank you, Corinne! I am hoping that it lasts past March (or that something else comes up!) but am trying not to get too excited about the possibility. I’m in ‘hope for the best; expect the worst’ mode at the moment in a bid for self-preservation! I will be sure to let you know how things go though!

by Just Frances at 2:20am (GMT) on August 2nd, 2012

Yay!!!! I’m so excited for you! And yay for money! woohoo!

by amy at 4:05am (GMT) on August 5th, 2012

Yes—Yay! for money! I am pretty excited about having a pay check again. Even though it’s not a real check (direct deposit). Still, it will be nice to see my bank balance going UP after I’ve watched it drop over the last year or so!

by Just Frances at 4:33am (GMT) on August 5th, 2012

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