So.......for the last 18 years I have worked for only 2 companies .... I feel a little in limbo at the moment as I gather my thoughts, create a CV......and well........get back out there !
I loved working in the O & G industry , I have some fantastic experiences , made some wonderful friends and travelled the world ! When the industry recovers .... Maybe I will return , who knows .....but for now , I need to get my act together !
Creating a CV ....woah ! When you have worked in such a specific role as I have you have to look at transferable skills and sell yourself ......if I get the opportunity face to face , no problem I'm good at talking ....( stop laughing ....I am ! ). ..but as we all know these days ....everything is online , boxes have to be ticked ... criteria filled or your CV joins the abyss of - online file -viewed !
I am also taking stock ....sounds serious I know .....but I am being choosy ....I want a job that suits me ....I work to live ....and live my life as I love to .....not live to work !
I don't want to work weekends ....I live by the sea in a beautiful location and have a family ....my weekends are important to me !
So I have made a start .....it wasn't a shock .....I knew before I went travelling for 6 months it was a possibility when I returned ..... but it has hit me quite hard .....something I wasn't expecting !
I have been busy ( alway have - always will ....in the 'voice of Bridget Jones ' ) ........ I relax when I'm busy doing things I enjoy ....the house is almost sorted ....the garden is looking great ....little projects here and there ! I've visited family and caught up with friends....I missed a lot of peeps when I was travelling ......
I have thrown myself into the local community ...... accepting invitations to the launch party of a fantastic new restaurant & bar in Brighton , The Jetty ; and rubbing shoulders with the local media for a flight on the tallest vertical cable car & viewing platform the British Airways i360 tower !
I must have made an impression , I've been invited back to both ......very exciting !
All of this and making the most of the beautiful summer that finally arrived .....so lots of walks and days out at National Trust places .....
Also had a fabulous birthday , with a BBQ family gathering , lots of lovely cards & pressies and belated special days & treats .
Just read that back....not sure if I'm trying to convince you or myself that I have been busy ha ! ....so still talking to myself ( all great writers do you know ! ) .....and I am sure something fantastic will come along ......once I've decided what it is I actually want to do hee hee
New beginnings !