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The big announcement

This entry was posted on Saturday, February 12th, 2011 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: work, stirling, scotland, school, house, happy, goals, giggles, fear, drawings

Today I gave my official notice at work and my last day will be July 8.

This is a celebratory moment because it means that I can now publicly share my happy, happy news.

So, here’s the BIG announcement:

I am moving back to Scotland to attend the University of Stirling for my postgraduate studies where I will earn my Master of Letters in Media and Culture. YAY!!

Wow! It feels great to say that so publicly. So great, in fact, that I’m going to say it again—only louder!

I am moving back to Scotland to attend the University of Stirling for my postgraduate studies where I will earn my Master of Letters in Media and Culture. YAY!!

OK, this isn’t news to everyone, I know. But it’s news to some people. And since I’ve officially told work, I can now talk about it. Which I guess is the real news.

The bummer for all of you reading is that now that I can talk about it, I will. So you can look forward to blog posts about the last few weeks at work, about selling up my belongings, about packing up my treasures, and about the stresses and worries I’m facing as I move on to the next phase of my life.

And now for a quick disclaimer about that first announcement: Please know that my excitement about giving notice at work isn’t meant as a negative statement about my job, my place of employment, or my co-workers. No, the excitement about giving notice isn’t about saying goodbye to a job, it’s about taking a giant leap toward my future—a future that I know will bring me some of the joy and happiness I lost when I lost Paul.

Oh, and did I also mention that I’m moving back to Scotland to attend the University of Stirling for my postgraduate studies where I will earn my Master of Letters in Media and Culture? YAY!!

Comments

yay!yay!yay! Maile and I were discussing getting together with you and Celeste. And now that your news is official, I feel an urgency to see you before you leave. When is the next time you’re heading over to Cle Elum? Maybe we could all meet there for lunch, or dinner, or whatever!

by Amy at 12:18am (GMT) on February 12th, 2011

That is a lovely idea! I’m sure Celeste would be up for it, too! I try to make it there once a month—and will be staying with my folks between finishing work and flying out—so there will definitely be a chance to meet up. Plus, I still want to give you that big mirror when I pack up the house if you still want it!

Oh, and your excitement for my news makes me very happy! xx

by Just Frances at 2:09am (GMT) on February 12th, 2011

I can feel the excitement in your post!  I’m happy for you!  I can’t wait to hear all about your next step in this journey of life.  You will keep blogging once you move across the pond, right?

by Dawn at 11:14am (GMT) on February 12th, 2011

WOOOOOOOOOOO!

by joannamv at 11:28am (GMT) on February 12th, 2011

Yes, I’ll certainly keep blogging! I’ve blogged for years and it is a great source of therapy for me—especially now that I don’t have Paul around to bitch to!!

Plus, I think that if I stopped blogging, my mommy would be very angry with me!!

by Just Frances at 3:40pm (GMT) on February 12th, 2011

so…. what is it you’re planning? i didn’t quite catch it ;)

by pomomama at 3:50pm (GMT) on February 13th, 2011

I said I’m planning to move back to Scotland because someone needs to keep your sister out of trouble. (Or was that get her into trouble? I can’t recall…)

by Just Frances at 12:06am (GMT) on February 14th, 2011

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