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New job, new flat, even new shoes. My life is hardly recognisable at the moment. I now live in Ruddington, Nottingham and work at Jupiter Agency. I’ve just had my first day. Everyone there was great, even when the atmosphere was hectic- they seem to be used to it.

I wasn't told I had a lodger! Hmm... I wonder if he'll pay rent

I wasn’t told about the lodger! Hmm… I wonder if he’ll pay rent

There are times when I just want to sit and turn off, envying computers their ‘power down’ features. But I don’t really have the time. I still have some freelance work which I started a few months ago, and promised to finish- so now that I’ve done my 9-5, I need to start the ‘real’ work.

I haven’t given up on writing or being creative simply because I’m employed. In fact, I’m planning my way through the week. I want to get up and 7-7.30 and get some writing in before work, An hour after work to get away from the computer screens, and at 6 or 7 after some food, I’ll either socialise, or get down to business. All the textbooks stress time management and routine. If you want to write, find time… or so they say. Having moved in this weekend and started work today, I must admit, I’m exhausted. But I’m sure I’ll get used to it.

I keep thinking ‘Remember who you are’. I am not just a proof-reader. I can proof-read, sure. But that is not the extent of my abilities. I’m lucky to have found a job that may allow me to do some copywriting and artworking in the future, and lets me brush up on my adobe skills. I think that right now, everything is as it should be. The rest will fall into place. I am blessed. Tired, and blessed.

Wish me luck,

 

Emily

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