19 February 2014

The start of something new

 Monki Gemma Dress OOTD midi dress Nars Sheer Glow FOTD Primark heeled Chelsea boots
DRESS: MONKI | NECKLACE, LEATHER JACKET AND BOOTS: PRIMARK

I finally have a free day to blog and update you on all things going on right now - and also the reason why the blog has been a little quiet- February has already been a crazy (great!) month. 

Valentines day was a day I was dreading, well not quite dreading but it was definitely a day I was ready to eradicate from my Feb schedule. Ironically,  it turned out to be the best day of the year. I first woke to find I had won Charissa's giveaway which was an instant mood booster, and as I went on to read my emails I found myself in a state of shock - a good shock, but nevertheless I was shaking with a huge grin on my face. This turned into a mix of panic and excitement, and then I didn't quite know what to do with myself or who to call. The email was an offer of the most perfect, dream job. I couldn't believe it. For 9 months I had worked so hard and battled with myself to hang on in there after my post-grad blues, and all for this perfect day - it had finally come, I'd finally achieved it! It all happened so fast... I went for an interview last Wednesday and was told my fate on the Friday. I start on Monday as the new Editorial Assistant at DIARY directory. The job is in London (YAY I'M COMING HOME) and so I had to work fast to find somewhere to stay as commuting from my parents wasn't a viable option. Although I haven't found a permanent room yet, I have found a room to rent for a couple of months while I settle in - this also means I have longer to look for somewhere I really want to live (although the house in which I'm staying looks beaut!). 

I would like to take this time to thank the people in my life that kept me going. Without these special people I feared I would give up, but I am so happy that I listened to them and found the strength to persevere - someone told me the day would come when it was time, and I didn't believe it, but it was true. I'd also like to thank all of you for all your lovely comments when I've shown sadness or stress, you really are a great bunch. I hope I am good at the job and I am positive I am going to enjoy it because it's doing the things I love, in an industry I'm passionate about, working with lovely people. 

This was the outfit I wore to my interview so I thought it was fitting with this post; it's also what I am wearing out tonight for dinner with some of my - now ex- colleagues- . It's been a whirlwind week trying to organise everything and say goodbyes to all my loved ones but this is the start of something new and I cannot wait to see where my new journey will take me. I may be a little quiet on here while I get settled but please do bear with me.

Love always xoxo 

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new job, Jem! Really super happy for yoooou! Keep us all posted with how everything goes xxx

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  2. Congrats on the job Jem, that's amazing news! Your dress is stunning too, you look so beautiful! x

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  4. Congrats Jem! Hard work and persistance has paid off for you :) Good luck with the new position, i'm sure you'll do fab!
    xx

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  5. Congrats on your job! You look fab!

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    xx

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  6. You've no clue how proud I am of you and how thrilled I am that you are about to start this amazing new adventure!
    (and that we can go for burgers all the time!)xx

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  7. Huge congratulations on the job! That sounds amazing, I'm in the post-grad blues stage at the moment so this has definitely inspired me to just keep searching for the dream job!
    Good luck with everything!
    Sophs xx
    The Sopho Diaries

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  8. woop well done lovely! Hard work and perseverance does pay off :) Huge congrats!xx

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  9. Congratulations Jemma! I'm glad you've found the job you want and are heading back to London after suffering from post-grad worries x

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  10. I love this dress! Great color! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Facebook or bloglovin to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  11. congrats on the job and you look wonderful in that outfit!

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  12. Congratulations on the new job Jem! WHOOOOP>
    Love this colour on your also - you beaut xx

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