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Sunday, November 21, 2010

My new job

I have once again been procrastinating about this blog, I really want to finish my blogs about what happened with my mummy but it is so hard! I want to write it down so its not forgotten and I will get to it, maybe next week....but for some good news to share!

So those of you who don't know, I started a new job on 18 October. I am now Team Leader for Animal Management with the Redland City Council. It basically combines my knowledge of the law with my managment and customer service skills! It is great! I am loving it.

So what prompted this drastic move in career....well my mummy!

I totally owe my new found enjoyment of work to my mum! I did like my old job, well to an extent but to really succeed you had to be someone I am not and I would often ring my mum in tears from work because I felt so stressed and all I wanted was to succeed at it! I was always so tired from putting everything into it, traveling so far, and working long hours!

Just before mum got sick, I applied for a position with the Redland City Council but just missed out on it, however was told by the Council they thought they could use me and I should apply for one of the positions they had coming up! The position was advertised in July and the Saturday after it was advertised we found out mum had cancer. Mum knew about the job and she was so excited for me, she knew I had to get out of my job and really wanted me to go for this job! It was the last thing on my mind at the time as we went through so much in the following weeks.

Just after mum passed away, something reminded me to have a look at the job position again, I looked it up thinking I would have missed the cut off for applications but applications closed the day after mums funeral.

So the day after mummy's funeral I sat down and applied for this job, my heart was not in it but I knew I had to do it! I got an interview and the rest is history.

It has been a very difficult time to change jobs as no one knows what I have been through! So I have to turn up every day with a smile on my face and hide the pain that I am going through. Also mum would have been so happy for me and would have called a million times to see how I was doing. I miss her calls to check up on me, see how I am doing and ensure I am happy.

I know mum would be so happy for me and glad it has all worked out! I now have the work/life balance I need and the flexibility to see my family and not stress about what work I am not getting to!

Dad has been wonderful, checking up on us all! Although he is going through so much, he makes time for all of us kids! He is an amazing man! I love him so much.