DISCLAIMER: This should really be 10 blog posts split out but I can't do it .. for reasons which become clear if you read I don't have it in me to create 10 blog posts therefore you have it all in one - job done!
Last week I was called into the meeting room by my current boss. I work part time for a web development company. He told me that unfortunately a big job he thought was going to nicely assist the business for 12 months hadn't come about and that there was a big delay on it. Obviously when this happens you look at your over heads. I'm a part time contractor (albeit I've worked with him for 15 years over 3 other businesses) and so I'm the first to be sent on my merry way and I get that. BUT. Urm I need to work and it's a job that pays ok for what I do and it's VERY FLEXIBLE! I can work from home if I want to (I choose to go to the office), if the kids are sick then they're sick, he has children he understands all of this - he's a good boss. So I spent a day looking for a job - a proper grown up full time job where I am employed by a company and I'm not a contractor ................... there were LOTS of really interesting things about .. IN LONDON .. and I am not going there (have lost my husband to London for 10 years and 14 hrs of the day).
So, I put on Facebook that I was maybe looking for a little part time marketing/social media/business development something to assist me on my way and fill what could be a gap (I have the shop that works for me but it's not going to pay any retirement bills if I lose my other main part time income.
I'm boring myself with the waffle so let's cut to the chase ... I NOW HAVE 7 PART TIME ROLES TO CONSIDER - all of this through a little 'can anyone give me a part time job please'! I am flattered, genuinely flattered and I am thinking about a dozen possible ways to accept them all!
I also need to apologise because this blog is the first thing to go in terms of my priorities and so is Avenue 57. I will post daily of course because I set it up to make myself (and others) get dressed in the morning and I still maintain we need an incentive but I can't do it all - I've said before I have no cleaner, gardener, the husband is out 14 hrs of every day and I now have 7 jobs to consider! I'm doing 4 immediately - I can do that. But I need to work out how to fit in the other 3 ... scratches head!
Tonight, it's Friday, I have my girlfriends over in 2 hrs, I'm one child down and just me (the husband has taken the big child to see family as we have had a minor bereavement in the family). Can I just clarify what that means? My father in law (80) had a girlfriend (92) and she just died after a totally bloody amazing life. So it's a bereavement but it's a minor one (to me). Equally the husband needs to go and support his father. I get that. The small one and I have had tickets booked for the Pet Show in London for ages - we are still going!
Here's what I've been wearing through my roller coaster week - CHECK ME OUT BACK IN HEELS - HOORAH! First time in 2 weeks - YAY!
I also have new stock in the shop but it's only available on Facebook for now. Later I'll be offering buy one get one half price on all new scarves - currently drowning in 100 of the buggers! Get on FB and like my page - I do most of my stuff there before it goes on the main store or sold locally via parties.
Enjoy your weekend and sorry for the out pour of really boring information - I needed to get it down!