The past couple of weeks have been one of nail-biting excitement for me. Why you wonder! Did I get an Agent, did I get a publisher, have a signed a contract? Alas! No none of those, but just as exciting, nerve-racking just the same. Let me explain.
Last week I finally signed on the dotted line for my new position as Manager of my own shop. The phone, both at work and my cell, have been running red-hot ever since and emails splash across my work screen of congratulations, has been so sweet and exciting. I didn’t realise how many would be so thrilled for me.
Secondly I was interviewed on a writing buddies blog, see here, which I had never done before and, quite frankly never thought I would be asked to do. Nail biting? You betcha. Just waiting for the posting and wondering what the feedback would be like… *smiles, hits side of face* and I am now wondering what on earth I was worried about. The feedback and comments was amazing. I love reading all the other writers interviews, in our 12x12in12 group and indeed across the internet, and I am in awe of their commitment, dedication, their inner belief, their superb control and strength that enables them to spur on regardless of hurdles in their way. Best of all is the feedback, the connection that reminds one, that you are not alone, are not that far away. Oh it is so nice to be a part of such a wonderful writers group.
Thirdly, this past week finished in a Farewell party provided for me at my old shop which I have been working at for the past 39 years…hang on, before you faint,….. 2 months and 27 days … and I am not going to count the hours and minutes….LOL. I certainly will miss them, miss the building, the customers I have come to know and know me well and all the staff that are left behind. True we will always be in contact, but it won’t be quite the same. Many staff that have passed through I have managed to stay in contact with to this day, which is really nice, and they are special. My “old” (that’s a joke because I am old enough to be his Mum) boss during his speech commented, my ability to know, understand and care about all staff, both professionally and personally. He admitted (now I am leaving) that he will miss me terribly….. aww… that was sweet and brought tears to my eyes. I promised myself I would not shed any tears. I was a good girl… I didn’t, well! Not till I had, had a few drinks and was at home and it sunk in…..LOL. Now enjoying a relaxing weekend and finally some good summer weather.
Thought you might like a laugh. I tried to find a couple of pictures of me with dark hair, I played the part of “snow white” for a day at work one Christmas week back in the 1980’s. (the glass stain window in the background was one of my creative whims). It’s only been the last 5 years that I have gone blonde. (sorry for the very poor quality taken by cellphone) I only found this one. Enjoy.
Congratulations on all three counts! This has been an amazing week for you. I loved your interview.
awwww….. lol thankyou Darlene. Gosh that was quick I only just posted..lol. Yes an amazing week. (hugs)
What a great week you’ve had — glad you enjoyed the interview (once it was over and posted and the comments started rolling in!)
Great Snow White costume! Dark hair works for you.
Thankyou Beth, yes its been quite a week. Glad you liked the Snow White costume, another year I was a harem girl! With my face half covered by a veil…lol.
Congratulations, Diane, on the promotion. And to hopefully add to all the lovely things happening in your world these days, be on the lookout for your prize pack for winning the grand prize during my January blog contest! I was told you should probably receive it some time next week and I included a couple of extra surprises in it for you as well!
Thankyou Donna, (I didn’t recognise you here) oh wow, I will definately be on the look out for it, thankyou so much. You have really made my whole week.
Wow! What a great week you’ve had. Congratulations!
Thankyou so much Loni.
Congratulations all the way around. You’re on a roll-I bet there’s no stopping you now!!!
LOL….. Thankyou Mona….. We’ll see…lol.
Just read your spotlight interview on Beth’s blog…it was lovely to learn more about you…thank you for sharing your journey. 🙂
Congratulations!!!! Such good things don’t happen by cnance…you have put in so much work and effort…this I know for sure…I’m so glad the universe is showering you with much deserved happiness and success. 🙂
Oh thankyou so much Vivian, that is so sweet of you to say. I am also very blessed to have such lovely writing pals around me…….like you 🙂
Congratulations Diane that must be sad for you to leave a long-standing position but so exciting to have your own shop. Don’t be surprised about the blog posts I’ve been meaning to ask you if you want to either do a blog post swap or an interview. You’ll be very busy now I bet! Take care.
Yes it was Catherine, Oh Wow! Will catch up with you soon, when your ready. This is so cool. Thankyou Catherine.
What a wonderful, exciting week! Congratulations and best of luck!
It is! Thankyou so much Heather.
Congratulations on all accounts. So happy for you.
At first I thought you were saying good bye to blogging! lol. But you may have less time to devote to it, though. If you miss a post or two, we’ll be here ready for when you come back. 🙂
LOL… Thankyou Clar, but I am not going anywhere away from blogging or my writing. That’s for sure! Thankyou for your kind words…. I’ll be here… 🙂
YAY for you! I really liked your interview with Ms. Stilborn 🙂 I hope you like your new job!
You make a cool snow white!
Thankyou Erik, so glad you liked my interview. I love my new shop. Thankyou.
Congratulations on everything! What an amazing week! 🙂
It certainly has been an amazing week Susanna, Thankyou for your kind words.
What a wonderful and so well-deserved week, Diane! I hope you won’t be getting a long commute now? I know you will do a wonderful job in your new managerial position!
Hi Joanna, Thankyou for your lovely comment. Unfortunately this job is the one with the very long commute, but as long as I am enjoying myself in my job, that’s the main thing.
Congratulations Diane. I am very happy for you. Wish your commute wasn’t so long, but being the manager of your own shop is very impressive — you certainly demonstrate your management skills. You really had a big week last week. Again, congratulations!
Thankyou Pat for your kind words. Yep it was quite a week.