So, I periodically go through and lock various unlocked entries on my LJ, as I leave them unlocked for a variety of reasons that cease to be relevant.
As such though, it reminded me, for those of you who don't have LJ but tune in now and then (and usually because I'm too slack to send emails), you might have missed some of the life details. I know there are a lot of you that I do talk with online and thru email, and some things get missed because they aren't relevant and then I end up having to explain things that have been missed, lol. So instead from now on I will just point to the latest public update in my LJ so that my life is simpler...
So. Last proper life update was in January and so much seems to have happened since then...
First of all, I guess the biggest change is that we are moving back to Bristol. I have enjoyed Cardiff, and most especially the Bay, but it's not for me, there isn't a lot of work and especially not in my field. It's lovely on the surface but there isn't a lot under all that.
Gareth and I both ended up contracting and now those contracts have ended (as of last friday), so we will be moving quite soon (I am currently surrounded my the majority of my worldy goods packed up).
The upside of all of this moving fiasco is that it resulted in me applying for more jobs, and finally, actually getting one in my field. As of the end of the month I will be working for a small private museum in Bath, in a great artsy role - general admin through to exhibition organising and publicity/marketing etc. Which means I get to use my artsy skills, in the industry I am trained for. It seriously gets no better than that. I am very excited, and will no doubt update more when it's all underway. It's all a bit overwhelming and amazing, and it finally feels like years of hard work, both temping (which helped me gain many of the skills this job requires) and studying have paid off. As I said to a co worker the other day, it only took 10 years of study, 2 degrees, a lot of debt, 3 miserable years of temping... but I finally got there!!!
In wedding news, that's all coming along nicely. I'm a little stressed by the whole moving house and starting new job in the middle or organising a wedding! But it's going ok, we've started printing the invites and we both have our outfits. And we've chosen our rings, just need to order them. And we're hoping to shortly have a meal at the venue with both sets of parents so they can see what the place is like and have an input etc.
Other than the job, moving and the wedding, there hasn't been loads going on. I'm much better now, and recovering from my liver badness. It's left me with a little post viral fatigue syndrome, but that's mainly when I get my periods (TMI?) and is much easier to cope with if I'm being upbeat and happy. I do get a little tired and run down sometimes, but I'm getting there, and starting to feel a lot more like the old me again.
On the social front, I'm glad to be heading back to my friends and family across the river. And most especially that I will be working in Bath, where lalithiel
lives so I get to see her a lot more often!!
On the egotistical front - I applied for Suicide Girls earlier this year. Some of you probably know that this was something I had wanted to do for a long time, well I finally submitted some pics, and I got accepted. But given a lot of things I have heard, and some experiences of friends of friends, etc, I'm gonna give it a miss. It's nice that I got through, and that's enough for me. The kudos of being an SG is not enough to outweigh some of the badness. So, yeah, go me for at least following that dream, and I can be happy that I did even though it came to nothing.
Not a lot more to say really. I'm going to be back in the Bristol area within the next couple of weeks and planning on getting back my social life, lol. Probably end up doing the pub quiz at the Hatchett if anyone is up for that. Yup. Life is good. Finally feel like luck is coming my way :)