Thursday, February 14, 2008

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....

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Em. Well done. Best of luck and enjoy it to the max.

Bill H & Jax xxx

Adrienne said...

Congratulations! I have worked in marketing for about 7 years now and love it. I truly think it has helped me stay well over the years as it gives me something else to think about other than being sick or thinking about possibly being sick. I know you will be absolutley fab at the PR stuff! Enjoy Monday as I am sure you will be thrown in the deep end in no time.
Adrienne

Sue said...

YAAAAY!! Congratulations.

Go you, I love this bit:

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.

Exciting times ahead and nothing is set in stone, try it and see, but nothing ventured nothing gained eh!!

Loadsa love hun.
xxx

Jacqui said...

Aww really good to read your happy news. Have a great time. xx

cory said...

Time to get a pink business suit? Congrats, dear emily! Hope it all goes even better than you'd hope.

Pauline said...

YAY!!!! Way to go Emily
Well done you - you'll be fantastic. Congratulations and loads of luck for Monday - not that you'll need it.
Lots of love
Pauline and all at DFN

Anonymous said...

I trust a big shopping trip for new skirts and shoes is planned?

Congratulations, Emily. A brand new chapter of your life, how very exciting :-)

Audrey xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's such great news for you. Another new phase of the post-transplant life, I hope it's everything you hope for. Katie x

Holly said...

woop! good luck with your new job! sounds very grown up and important! xxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! It's the company who you'll be working for who are the lucky ones. A Thackray powerhouse on their team...they just made one of their best ever decisions! Sue G. x

Anonymous said...

Emily, congratulations. I'm enjoying being semi-retired, but then I've always been a lazy person, unlike you.

Good Luck.

Love, Randall

Kat said...

Congratulations, Em! I hope you really enjoy your new job! :D

xxx

Shawty said...

YAY!! congrats Emily! Good luck for Monday (I know you don't need it)

Enjoy

Much love x

Anonymous said...

Good luck Emily 'go for it ' take care and such an inspiration to so many hugz xx

Elaine & Rach & family xx

shelley nunan said...

Welldone Em I'm really pleased for you- how exciting! Whoop Whoop!

Anonymous said...

I must confess I was one of those thinking along the pregnancy lines but it's probably a wee bit early for that; after all, you have only just started to really live your life without the hindrance of ill health so you really deserve a few years of freedom to live it up!!

Great news about the job, you'll be brilliant Emily fashion. Congrats.
swissfriend

Anonymous said...

Go for it Em, huge congratulations on your first job. enjoy every second of it
Hugs and love
Ali
xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

This is amazing news Emily and I wish lots of luck!! Such a great opportunity and I know you'll make the most of it! Lou x

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world of target audiences, key message objectives and 'opportunities to see'... I know you'll be 'absolutely fabulous' - in fact, so much so I want you to promise not to poach my clients!

Frizzy Xx

Richard Weir said...

Wonderful news Em! I'm sure you'll do absolutely fine - charm, personality, quick-thinking and very persuasive in the best possible way.

Take care!

Rai said...

I stumbled upon your blog from a friend and I've just now finished reading it from start to the most recent entry, I must say it was a facinating read. It was one of those " must read more " things In my opinion. The words were so well chosen(even the medical sounding ones :P). Good luck in your endeavor at this new job. I have but one question ...what in the world is a " sweetiebobble " ?

~Rai

Lorraine said...

Just wanted to wish you the very best of luck for tomorrow in your new job - you'll make an amazing difference and I'm sure your family are very proud of you. xxx

MoO said...

Congratulations Emily! I haven't been on line for a bit, but you always amaze me whenever I make time to read your blog.

I hope you have a lovely pink lunch box for your first day??

With regard to your last comments on my blog, I have taken note and I will email you as soon as I have prepared Graces appeal. Thank you

Gilly xxxx