It feels like ages since I last posted, primarily because it has been. Life has just been so hectic that I’ve not even had time to log on to read other’s posts, let alone find the time to write on.
Back at the beginning of April I started a new job in a different department at the Uni where I work as Finance and Operations Manager. It’s a really great opportunity, and the fact I’m so close to the end of my MBA was what put me in a position to apply for it. It has been really full on though – I’m so busy and have to concentrate so hard. The first few weeks I was coming home exhausted. I’ve passed that stage now, but am so busy I am constantly thinking about what I need to do. I think I’m going to be really happy there, but being new is horrible, and I just want to get to the position where I have everything under control like I did in the last job. It’s one of those jobs I think is going to be really good for me career wise and personally, and make me a much stronger and confident person and provide lots of opportunities.
Alongside that I had to submit the last assignment for my last elective and am trying to work on my dissertation. I have my final residential school next weekend, a midway report due in June, then a summer of writing up my dissertation (which I’m not looking forward to). So that is, well, mental! I’m sort of at the stage now where I just want it to end and I want my life back.
Amidst all this, BF has been renovating our kitchen, which has included ripping out the ceiling. I’m in our living room at the moment where the shelves are stacked with glasses, plates and everything that used to live in a kitchen cupboard until the work is finished and it can return to its rightful place. The chaos of the kitchen makes it harder to keep the rest of the house tidy too, but I know at the end I’ll have an amazing looking kitchen, so despite the stress of it, it’s worth it.
So that has pretty much been my past 6 weeks! We’ve made sure we kept Saturday nights free for champagne Saturday so we can actually spend some time together. I wish I’d had more chance to take photographs of my outfits, but I’ve been leaving the house in a hurry that I’ve not been able to. Instead, here is a montage from Champagne Saturdays and other things that have consumed my time over the past six weeks. Hopefully after residential school I’ll have more time to think about what I’m wearing, and when the kitchen is done get back to baking too!