Tuesday 25 March 2014

Life update

I have so many things that I want to blog about but I thought that today, I’d do a little life update as I feel like i’ve had so much going on lately! 
So, as you may know, I’ve been looking for a job since just before Christmas although I knew I didn’t want to start work until after Christmas with it being Millie’s first christmas and our first as a family so I was looking for anything starting in January. Taking into consideration Millie, Adam working and then Childcare costs, looking for a job was proving harder than I thought. I’ve had a fair bit of work experience in pretty much every sector you can think of so whenever it come to looking for work in the past, i’ve never struggled - but when I have everything else to take into consideration, that’s when it gets tough! I didn’t want to work in a bar because I’d have no time with Adam in the evenings and at weekends (busiest times for a bar), hotel work was out of the question because of the hours and I didn’t want to go back to hotel work really anyway, retail work was my only option. I’ve not had much retail experience and the jobs I was applying for were asking for significant retail experience - something I didn’t have so it was getting harder and harder to find a job. 
I laid off for a while, just looking every so often for customer service jobs and come across a Passenger Service Agent job for Jet2 over at East Midlands Airport. It was a part time position, only 20 hours a week and also just 20 minutes away from home - perfect. I applied, had a telephone interview, I attended a selection day and was offered the job! I was so excited and couldn’t wait to start but during the time between the interview and waiting for the phone call that I had offering the job, I dropped a CV into my local Costa after seeing that they were holding interviews when me and Adam were having a coffee two weeks ago. They called me on Friday asking me to go in for an interview on Saturday so I did, just out of curiosity and to see if it would suit me better. The interview went really well, was really informal and I was asked back the next day (sunday) for a trial shift. I absolutely loved it and sat down with Adam afterwards and discussed what would be the better job… After careful consideration, I decided that if I was offered the Costa job then i’d take it. Yesterday (Monday), I got a phone call saying that I got the job and that I start on Thursday - YAY!! 
I’m still studying part time too. I have 2 more assignments due in for my current module which is Inclusion, Participation and Equality in Childhood and Youth studies and then after that, I start a Childrens literature module in October which will go on until May next year. Once that’s done, I only have 1 more module and then my degree is finished! It’s then just a debate over what I do next… Whether I do a part time PGCE at a local university or something similar. 
Along with all of this, we got ourselves a new car to help out with getting Millie to and from my Mums as she’s going to be having her whilst I work and its half an hour away so Adam will need to fetch her if i’m working late and i’ll need to take her etc etc. 
AND, in April, Millie is 1! ONE YEAR OLD! I cannot believe it’s been a year already! Its crazy!! So, i’ve been looking for presents for her, we have a wedding at the start of May too so i’ve been trying to find the perfect outfit for both me and her (it’s hard enough looking for me but baby shopping is so much harder!). Like I said, it’s all been a bit hectic! We’ve also booked to go to Cornwall in May and then Brighton in June so we’ve got lots to look forward to over the next couple of months but having a job now just means that we can do more things over the summer too! 
I hope I haven’t bored you too much with my jabber but I love being nosy and I guess there’s a few of you out there that like to as well! 
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  1. well done on the job! I love costa, congrats! cant believe millie Is 1 soon!

    Catherine x


  2. Congratulations on the job and I hope you and your family have a wonderful day for Millies birthday :) x


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