Friday, 4 February 2011

A new dawn, a new day and a new blog!

Hello friends! This is all a bit exciting, isn’t it? Here we are on this new shiny blog that has a floating book in the background! How marvellous! So as you may have gathered I have moved home to a new space in that wonderful thing we call the World Wide Web and my blogs will now live here. Never fear, should you be bored enough at work to need it my back catalogue of witty repertoire is available here too! What can I say? I’m a giver!

But it’s not just the blog that is new, oh no. It is so much better than that! As of the end of the month I will be leaving my current job (yippee! *sorry current job*) and starting a super new shiny job as a Deputy Bookshop Manager for Oxfam. This is VERY exciting. However the fun does not end there, oh no! This post will be part time, so people, I am going to have the rest of my time to write! Yippee! This will be a chance to real nail the novel and get a new project started that I have been mulling over for a while now. I’m also hoping to expand my non-fiction repertoire and as I mentioned in a previous blog I will be working with Tearfund on a very exciting project in the Mekong Sub region.

On top of this I will also be doing some hours in my lovely church, St Michael and All Angels in Summertown, which I LOVE and rumour has it I will get my sticky paws on the website, fab! So all in all I am going to be one happy chick. The most exciting thing about this (can you tell I’m excited?!) is that I at last feel like I’m moving in a good direction, developing the skills I need for what (I think!) my future holds but at the same time having the chance to really enjoy myself and achieve something great now. I think I’ve only really began to figure out what I’m really good at and the way I like to work in the last year or so – better late than never! – and I hope this will give me a chance to be doing that every day. Sometimes I think we just do what we can do, rather than what we want to do and it has been scary to step out of that into a more free-style way of living. I’m confident it will be worth it! A new dawn and a new day indeed!!