Okay, so you're up to speed with my life at the minute?
Wrote a novel.
Broke up with boyfriend of ten years.
Now live alone.
Blah, blah, blah.....
Everyone I've spoken to says the same thing: "You need a holiday."
I've started to just nod and grin in agreement after I realised going off on a rant about how, as a single woman with one income, I'll never EVER go on holiday again makes people slightly uncomfortable.
It's either that I need a holiday or just need a good rest and a chance to 'be'. They're right of course. There's been a lot of change and a lot of (for want of a better word) excitement in recent months. It's enough to drive me round the twist.
So, what am I doing to relax and 'be'?
Oh, that's right! I only went and got myself a new frigging job this week.
What an arse.
You'll see it here first folks - the inevitable crash and burn! Nice knowing ya!
I'm going back into the glorious world of PR, after pining to do more writing in my day job. Plus, I enjoyed PR a lot. Marketing was a challenge and wasn't without its yawntastic and spectacularly shit moments (for reference material, please see previous blog - http://emmasilverunpublished.blogspot.com/2011/08/its-enough-to-drive-you-crazy-if-you.html) but the people were a giggle and it pained me to hand my notice in today. I felt like I was rocking my own boat that was happily bobbing along on calm waters.
A wise friend of mine (yes you, Tres) responded when I asked her about whether she'd leave her job with the fabulous cliche, "Better the devil you know..." She's right. And I still had those words echoing around my head as I passed my manager my resignation letter with a shaking hand today. But hey, these opportunities are there to be taken.
Now, I really do have a new life and a fresh start.
The engine warning light came on in my car today. I just hope that isn't a sign I'm heading for a new car as well...
Off to wrap myself in my security blanket now and read a chapter or two of Driving Exile. I'd read something else but better the devil you know, eh?