It’s been 7 months since I last posted anything on this blog. I used to post regularly and even started doing some investigative information posts. It was all going so well on here, so what happened to halt my writing efforts?
The truth is, life is going incredibly well outside of blog life; I landed myself a dream job in a science centre in a content creation team which lets me create events, write shows and activities and go out to talk to the incredible community surrounding the centre. This new job meant that I could move away from the toxic student house I was living in (toxic refers to some of the people and all of the conditions I lived in) and move in with my boyfriend who had always embodied a safe haven.
Starting the new job was a dream, but the realities of moving to a new city and starting a lifestyle that I’d never experienced before only sunk in when I came home and was exhausted every evening for about 5 months. There is nothing at fault here; my job is outcome-based working which means that I can work whenever I want as long I get my stuff done!
The fact is that no matter how much you love your new city and your new job, it takes a while to get used to a new life and get into a routine. Finding out how all these new surroundings work, how to navigate outcome-based working so that it works for me and learning how to live with someone who doesn’t cook while off their face on ketamine takes a lot of time and energy.
I had expected to just slip into my new life and be able to do all the other things I wanted to do immediately, but the truth is that for me it has taken 6 months for me to muster up the energy just to practice yoga every morning. Now I’m looking to find a hobby that will get me out of the flat to meet people in the surrounding area and I know that I’m ready to do this.
So that’s where I’ve been; just getting on with life and overcoming the exhaustion of starting somewhere new. My job challenges me every day in a completely different way to being a student. This is something which I love and I don’t miss being a student; I’m proud to be able to earn money doing something that I’m proud of and I’m so proud to be able to come home to a place and a person that makes me feel at ease and relaxed.
What are your experiences of moving home and job? I hope that I’m not the only one that was slightly overwhelmed by it all to start with!