So, its been the few days I said I needed to wait – well, the thing I needed to wait for never came to pass, so I can spill.
I have a new job.
I know, its very cool. I’ve been working for the same company for 2 1/2 years – they were the first place to give me a job when I moved to Australia from England – but what the company does and what I’m good at and what I want from my career differ and have been continuing to diverge over the course of last year. So it was time to move.
I’m very picky about who I work for and I had several opportunities to choose from – I ended up picking a job with one of the big mining companies here in Perth, where I’ll be responsible for the technical part of a massive business process improvement project. Exciting.
I start in less than 2 weeks – from comfort and working from home (like I am now and have been for most of the last 12 months) to working in the city every day on a massive project full of unknowns. I can’t wait 🙂
It means I’ll be reading lots on the train too, so I’ll need some recommendations for books once my current 2 or 3 novels on the go are exhausted. Feel free to chip in at anytime on that one.
So, I’m just winding down my old job at the moment, waiting for the final pay packet before I embark on the big new adventure – wish me luck 🙂
Nice work!!! What kind of stuff do you like to read? (I’d always recommend National Geographic mags if all else is lost)
Thank you 🙂 I just need to step up to the challenge now *eep* (and survive the commute in close contact with lots of people)
I’ve got quite a broad taste in books, but the basic rule is:
no vampires (unless it’s the Vampire Zero series, that wasn’t too bad)
no trashy holiday reading
nothing that’s remotely like Andy McNab/Clive Cussler/John Grisham.
basically nothing on the top 100 list 😉
Currently reading ‘confederacy of dunces’ and ‘rhubarb’ (Craig Silvey) if that helps any! Love Nick Hornby, Jasper Forde, Ian (and M) Banks, Kerouak (although in moderation) etc.
well done, i wish i had the nerve to up ‘n go to a new job. gawd i need to, but just so much hassle!
Thanks mate 🙂 You have to be unhappy enough to mentally check out from your current place, or get to that point of realisation that you’re not actually doing yourself any favours by staying in the same place. Either way – if you’re comfortable and nothing is going wrong, then getting that desire to move is going to be hard. We’re creatures of habit, us humans.
Congratulations!!! Here’s to new adventures!!!
Thanks Jenny 🙂 Just over a week to go now – I’m scarrrrreeeeed!!