So yesterday...I got a job offer!
I've been applying for jobs for a while - London is so full of opportunities, and missing out on them to sit at Costa Coffee and wonder about my next paycheck seemed like a waste of chances. So I set out on a search for something that seemed interesting and flexible - something to combine with freelancing and at the same time provide me with opportunities to meet some people, since, in the words of Britney, "my loneliness is killing me." And after a number of interviews, I finally got an offer for a temporary position as a copywriter with a really cool online fashion boutique retailer!
As it happens, in the past three months I have interviewed with no less than FOUR of my absolute dream companies. And all four have, for one reason or another, chosen someone else. Job hunting is also, or has the potential to be, absolutely spirit-crushing. But every time, no matter how many pick-me-up shopping trips I went on and how many anti-depressant cookies I ate, I've learned something.
Maybe that's one of the reasons why yesterday I finally got offered a three-month flexible gig as a copywriter for a really cool fashion company with what seems to be a super-nice (and stylish!) boss and - here's the best part - a few days a week in the office and a few days from home. Heaven or what?
Yesterday I celebrated with my boyfriend and some mulled wine - forget the Mayans and the end of the world, now is my new beginning!
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