Friday, 25 July 2008

Two weeks notice high

As those of you who have, well, had any contact with me in the last few weeks know, I have a new job starting in August. This is lucky because I had thrown my heart and soul into getting said job, and I can no longer function productively in my old job because of the mind numbing boredom. It's true.

So enter comically high expectations, stage left. I can sit around fantasising about how wonderful and perfect life will be once this job starts on August 11th, and trust me, I do. I ponder the perfectness of its organizational approach and the urgency of its cause. I stare at my bank account and dream of what it will look like post-paycheck. I stare at the "goodge street" sign and think of the convenience of my new commute. I look at a map or at friends holiday photos and think of how I will soon be paid to jet off. I look at my new bosses business card and imagine my name emblazoned there in place of hers, with only a slightly less impressive job title.

So I'm setting myself up for disappointment. Breathe, Julia, Breathe...

Start here

As the MSc phase of my life draws to a close, I find myself with time to reflect and an unquenchable need to distract myself from writing a dissertation. To accomplish both of these, as well as keep up with my increasingly scattered friends, I am creating a blog.

Hopefully, this blog will allow you to follow (with great interest, I'm sure) my first year of non-student life in London. You'll hear about my ups and downs of life in my new home of North London, and my first year working full time in development.

I hope that this will be both an interesting way to keep up with friends and a resource for anyone looking to follow a similar career path. I'll be posting details of my travels (hopefully!) and reflections on life based in one of the greatest cities in the world. I look forward to getting feedback from everyone, and hopefully some dialogue can emerge from this exercise.
So welcome aboard! Enjoy the ride.