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January 25, 2012

Oh hiii! So, this week has been weird. I came into work on Tuesday to see that a business meeting had been organised for 10.30am, which is fairly unusual as we usually receive a little more warning for meetings like this. I currently work in the Risk Industry, conducting pre-employment screening checks for a variety of companies (UBS, Cancer Research, Universal etc.) and even though it isn’t my first choice, when I moved to Brighton 18 months ago it was an immediate income, and for the most part I do enjoy my job. It can be quite interesting, and definitely challenging! But it isn’t exactly creative, and I have spent most of my adult life studying and creating artwork, which is really where I would like to be right now. There had been an unsettling atmosphere in the office for quite some time now, with recent re-branding and ownership take-overs, merging with another London-based company and part of our current company re-locating and detaching. Anyway – to cut a long story short, we were made redundant, we knew it was coming but we just didn’t know when. And even though it had been brewing under the surface, to actually be told that you will be out of a job in a few months is never a nice thing to hear and can be quite unsettling.

It was lovely to come home and be greeted with a beautiful bunch of flowers from Mr T. They definitely helped, especially as they were wrapped in brown paper and tied with string. Gorgeous.

It also helped when I collected the most generous, brilliant and thoughtful package from the post office, sent by Nicky.

Beautiful card with a lovely message ♥.

Absolutely stuffed full of goodies! Nakd banana bread and apple pie bars, Peanut Butter & Co. sachets of Dark Chocolate Dreams and home-made raw chocolate cherry nut bars!! I stuffed one of these bars straight in my mouth, and they were seriously delicious. The sweetness of the cherries, the delicious chocolate and crisp pop of cashew nuts and almonds – you have to make these!!

After munching this bar of wonder I got on with popping my lovely flowers in water, which Rasputin (total flower-addict) watched with intent:

So now the drawn-out process begins – I’m not officially being made redundant until the end of May, so I have  a few options. I start the job-hunt now and if I’m lucky enough to bag my dream job I can leave and waver my redundancy package. Or I can wait out this period until May and try to co-ordinate a start date with a new position for the beginning of June and ensure that there is minimal gap between the two, resulting in extra spending for our America trip.

I’m really trying to see this as an opportunity to begin a career path in the creative industry and work in a field which excites me, which makes my jump out of bed in the morning, where I don’t mind a single bit that I’m working late into the night and even at weekends. Something which inspires me and drives me and gives me the opportunity to work with some truly brilliant people. That would be nice, wouldn’t it?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2012 7:38 pm

    I’m so sorry about your job sweetie. Something will crop up and be a new exciting opportunity for you, I know it will. I believe that things in life happen for a reason and you never know, this may end up with you getting the job of your dreams :)
    I’m glad my little parcel cheered you up and those flowers are absolutely beautiful! Hehe, my cats are addicted to flowers too!! They love sniffing them but end up getting covered in pollen! Rasputin is absolutely gorgeous by the way!

  2. January 25, 2012 8:36 pm

    Nicky is the ultimate blogging sweetheart!

    (well, her and you!)


  3. January 25, 2012 11:23 pm

    Hey! How cool are the little PB and Co sachets? :-) Direct from NYC! EEeeeeeee!! I’m excited that you get to go there again this year! :-) HUGS XOXO

  4. January 26, 2012 9:22 am

    When stuff like this happens it always feels sad, but it’s definitely also an opportunity to start something new and perhaps better. I’m sure you’ll find the perfect job!

    And what great flowers and mail:)


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