If you remember I posted a to-do list instead of a New Years Resolution this year and have since given you a little quarterly update.
Now I can officially announce that I am crossing off No4 from the list. This is the one I really, really wanted to cross off and makes me pull this face!
No4. Get a new job!
In my mini update I told you all I was going for an interview, well unfortunately that wasn’t to be and I wasn’t successful but turns out fate was on my side as I have since been offered a job that I am ridiculously excited about and will challenge me in the best possible ways.
It’s taken me a while to find the right job to make me take the jump from a relatively well paid job, that is reliable and permanent to a job where I am working ‘independently’ again. It’s just been too risky and nothing has felt quite right or worth it. This one however ticks all the boxes for me.
On paper this job doesn’t make any sense, it’s starting on a fixed term 3 month contract with a really complex child. It will be physically and emotionally demanding, so much so that it is split between two tutors as we couldn’t work a full school day as it’s just so tough and lastly, Ant has had to schedule his day off during the week to a set day so he can look after Boo as our childminder can’t fit him in the day we need. This in turn means I will get to spend the day with Ant once a week but only on the weeks he doesn’t work a Sunday!
However, when I went to meet the school head and the child I knew I wanted it. In fact needed it. Luckily they felt the same and pretty much hired me on the spot pending a few queries.
Yesterday I went and signed my contract and filled in all the necessary paper work for me to begin work in September and today I told me boss I am leaving and I officially hand in my notice next week. It’s now all official and I am going to do a job that I think will push me to my limits as a tutor, really challenge and test me but also help me develop in my career and push me further in the direction of that Doctorate I have my eye on.
I am absolutely over the moon and cannot wait to start but before that I have 3 weeks holiday to spend some quality time with my family and then the last week to myself before I embark on the next part of my career journey.