It's Friiiiidaaaay, and today is the day we look over the past week and Celebrate The Small Things, thanks to VikLit (pop over to her blog to check it out).
This week, I'm afraid I have to break the rules and celebrate a BIG thing. I've got a job!!! *does a little dance*
I've been out of work for a while, which hasn't been great. Unfortunately, at the moment, jobs are scarce here. It's not really got anything to do with skills, experience, or qualifications. It's more about being in the right place at the right time. One of the women who works in the library (she's the wife of my primary school headmaster) sent me an e-mail to let me know that some jobs were coming up in the library. I put my application in as soon as I could, so that I wouldn't miss out.
I had the interview on Monday, and I wasn't sure how it went because I was so nervous. On Wednesday I got a phonecall from the assistant manager of the library who told me that they wanted to offer me a position. It's 18.5 hours per week (which will be two and a half days), so that gives me time to carry on writing and to continue with all of my volunteering bits and pieces that I do.
I have to go through some checks to make sure I'm not a criminal, but that's par for the course nowadays. So in a few weeks you will find me, in my element, working at the library.