A couple of weeks ago, I made a post on here about the ‘joys’ of job hunting. I talked about how hard and soul destroying it was. I wrote about the interview I was due to have in a couple of weeks. Two weeks on I’ve had the interview and guess what? I got the job! No more complaining about job hunting and no more living on apprenticeship wage! I will start a full time role as a Marketing and Admin Assistant for a firm of solicitors in two weeks. It’s also local which means no more trains and also not having to travel for an hour and a half every morning (because that was a joy!) I’ll be saving so much money as well and earning more which means I can start putting away a little into my savings each month.
The dream is to save up enough to eventually move out. Unfortunately, I live in a pretty expensive area so it may take a while but it’s motivation enough. It should also stop me from spending so much on clothes which is a bit of a guilty pleasure. (Although I will have to get some snazzy new clothes for my new job- that’s just a given.)
I’m looking forward to a new challenge which will be a step up from my apprenticeship where I will be working in a totally different environment. It’s an opportunity to learn about the world of law not only for work purposes but for general milestones in life such as making a will or buying a house. It’s scary how little they teach you at school about such basic rights unless you happened to take A-Level law of course.
In my new role I will be in charge of setting up some social media channels and keeping them updated, reviewing and implementing marketing materials and providing cover on reception when necessary as well as some basic admin duties. It sounds like a varied and interesting role which I can’t wait to take on but for now I have two weeks to prepare myself for getting back into the world of work.
As soon as I finished my apprenticeship, I felt a bit lost. I felt like all purpose in my life had gone and that I was just bobbing along the surface of the fast running stream that is life. Every day seemed to blur into one and I hated getting up knowing the majority of the day would be spent looking for jobs. It felt like my life had gone back to square one again. It was like dropping out of University and being plunged into the world without a sense of direction. My head wasn’t in the right place and the thought of having to go to an interview was downright terrifying. Life, I have realised, mostly involves me mentally telling myself to get a grip and do something positive otherwise I’ll regret it and most of the time that mentality has worked.
I have been through some hard times and each time I’ve had to pick myself back up and remind myself of the support I have behind me. Having that strength makes it easier for you to carry on with your life, no matter how different it may be to what you imagined. Luckily, I’ve always known what I wanted to do with my life so all it takes is for me to try to rediscover that passion through coming back to here; my blog. I can write and write and somehow the post finds direction or some days I can just write a little and know that was enough for today.
Getting this job is one of the only positive things to have happened this year but that’s okay. Maybe that means there will be many more to come. I do believe that things happen for a reason and I will make the most of this opportunity as I have done with every other one. Here’s to not giving up!