Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself


Thursday, May 7, 2009

"Star" Of The Week

In case the cheerleader didn't give it away - I got the job! My dream job, helping out with events and admin for a literacy charity, starts on Tuesday and I couldn't be more thrilled. In contrast to my last ill-fated new job, which I was dreading and felt nervous about, I can't wait to get started at DF. I went there today to sign the paperwork and meet everyone -- the clincher for me is that there are no men working there! As much as I love blokes (love them too much, to my detriment haha), I think that having them in my workplace has been a major distraction for me. No doubt I will be lamenting their absence soon!! When I get bored and cast my eyes around the office for some eye candy...

Although it sounds trite, I have been desperately wanting a job that gave something back to the community. It's something I've talked about to my friends and family for the last year, and this opportunity is wonderful. I love reading, am passionate about it, and helping people to read is a dream come true. Also, the job will use my wide range of skills - unlike other jobs I've had which focused more on either PR/marketing or office admin, this one has both aspects. I'm excited for the first time in months.

Last night I picked up my birthday present (a month early!), which was my new ten pin bowling ball.

It may be a coincidence but the first frame I bowled was 60 pins over average (which qualifies for a Star of The Week Certificate lol). I've only been bowling since January but I truly love it, even at my lowest points this year I've managed to get to league and smile and have fun. I owe my friend Michelle EVERYTHING for introducing me to ten pin - our team is called No Deal and we have heaps of goofy sayings and signals. Crazy, but fun. My parents and Mr Ex clubbed together to buy my new ball - they rock! I've named her "Pinky".

So all in all, a great couple of days. I'm hoping to get to the gym tomorrow and do some grocery shopping. Looking after the family is tricky, but I'm finding organisation helps (menu planning, timetables, etc!!) Two adults (plus me), four cats and a dog are all being fed and medicated correctly and on time. In some ways, I'm finding having the extra responsibility is a good motivator. If I don't drag my arse out of bed and cook dinner then everyone goes hungry, not just me. Mum called and she is having a terrific time, which is great - I'm so happy I managed to keep it together long enough for her to feel she could leave us all without me cracking up. If she'd missed out on this trip because of my illness I would have been devastated. I hope she brings me back something cool from Laos! I collect snow globes but somehow I don't think they have a lot of those in the Golden Triangle...


Just Be Real said...

Wow!!!! I am so very happy for you Lil, congratulations! Your post sounds so uplifting, I am truly glad for your new job! You certainly deserve that present! So you are a bowler! Good for you dear one! Glad also your mum is doing well, and I too hope you get a snow globe!
Thank y ou for sharing the good news.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! This is the most upbeat thing I've seen you post since I've been coming here. I am so excited for you. I cannot believe how much this has lifted my day. Good job kiddo. :)

Hannah said...

Brilliant news Lil!!! So happy for you!
I feel all shiny reading your post!

let the sparky-ness continue!

Hann xxx

Elizabeth B. Alexander said...

Congrats!! And YAY for great days. Spread the sparkle. Good luck on your new job.

Wandering Coyote said...

Congratulations! That's awesome, Lil! You'll be great, I just know it!