Exciting news time!!
(and no, for those of you which are scarily large in number with this guess no I am not pregnant...)
I have got my first ever real proper full-time job. As of Monday I am officially...a PR executive. YAY!!
It all started when I was talking to a friend of mine who has CF. She is so determined and dedicated that after completing 8 gruelling years of study she has opened her on clinic as a qualified osteopath. Since the inspiration was from her I'm going to plug her website which you can visit here. Hearing her talk about the work she was passionate about made something click in me. Since January I have been pretty nervous about thinking about the whole work issue, it's a scary minefield of a path littered with questions - what if I'm no good? What if I can't cope physically? What if the benefits people take away my benefits before I am financially secure? (wouldn't put it past them, I had to fight tooth and nail to proove myself ill enough to get incapacity benefit in spite of having been given 12 months to live already).
But I decided that I just needed to get up and to try. It's scary thinking you might fail but surely the biggest failure is never to have tried in the first place.
So I emailed a friend who works in PR to see if I could shadow her. She in turn got me a work experience placement with this company who liked me so much I was lucky enough to be offered a job.
I don't think it's really quite sunk in yet. I am totally over excited. I love PR, I've been doing it in my own special way over the past few years for Live Life Then Give Life but always wanted to persue it professionally, learn a bit more about the field I floundered around in. And now I have this amazing opportunity I am overjoyed to be able to leap up and grasp it.
Big, scary working grown-up world, look out: here comes something pink and sparkley and she's flying right at you....
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