And so it begins……..

We had our last day in the shop today. Mr Burke skyped in from Marbella on the shop computer. He felt terrible about the way things had turned out and was sitting in his favourite bar having a drink in our honour. Sharon thought by the look of him he’d had several drinks in our honour. But I thought it was a lovely sentiment. He really wanted to be with us on our last day, even insisted on staying on the entire day. Unfortunately he began to get more and more aggressive with each drink. It was bit uncomfortable serving customers as he yelled at them from the computer screen and accused them of bankrupting us. Plus he had to duck down behind the bar any time someone in a suit walked in because ‘you never know who’s watching’. It was really sad when the day drew to an end because we don’t know when we’ll all see each other again. Mr Burke, before he had fallen asleep, had told us to each take fifteen euros out of the till for farewell drinks. So we wondered over to Wrights to say a proper goodbye with 2 for 1 cocktails and some dancing. There were a lot of tears at the end of the night. I’ve worked with the girls for a really long time. It’s hard to imagine not seeing them every day and the truth is I’m feeling a little scared not knowing where my next job will be. But I keep reminding myself ‘There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be’. That John Lennon was so wise.

It started off a dull overcast day.

My Landlord Derek came round yesterday. Straight away I knew something was wrong because he offered me half of his breakfast roll and made his own tea. Eventually he told me he had to give me my months’ notice. He’d found a man who’ll pay more money for my room and who works at Cadbury’s. He said he would have done it just for the free chocolate but the extra rent was a real bonus.  I couldn’t believe it. I love my little house in rivervalley and now I’ll have to leave my garden behind! Though to be fair Derek did say I could come round and mow the lawn whenever I wanted. I knew he felt bad when he offered me one of his donuts but I was too blue to eat. I didn’t understand it. I must be unconsciously sending bad vibes out into the world because why else would everything be ending like this and then it hit me. ‘You get in life what you have the courage to ask for’. What was I doing wasting time feeling sorry for myself when I could be manifesting my new life?  I mean sure it wasn’t the nicest of ways to start the day but then I guess if I’m starting my next chapter with a new job I might as well go the whole hog. I would take charge of my destination. First things first I need a new job and fast. I headed to the Fas office. I figured they’d be the ideal people to help me.  I explained to the woman behind the counter how I had lost my job and was being evicted and needed a new job for my visa and that I was looking for something in a creative field but would be willing to accept a lesser offer if it came along immediately. She informed me I could print off my C.V. for free on their computers but that I would have to come back later because they were closing for staff training. Can you believe it free C.V. printing. Save the pennies the pounds will take care of themselves. Already my days looking brighter.   

North, South, East or West?


So I’ve begun my operation Visa job. I’ve put my C.V. onto all the jobs sites, I’ve appointments lined up next week with two job agencies and I’ve been visualising daily my dream jobs. Sharon and Lucy are on a quest to improve their lives as well. Sharon says it’s about time her boyfriend put a ring on it after all it’s been nearly eighteen months and they’ve a baby together. So she’s on a mission to get him to break up with his wife. Meanwhile Lucy’s has been selling clothes at a market at the weekend. Such a good idea. She said she just had a big clear out of her wardrobe. She must have found loads of old clothes because she made 1500 Euro last weekend! I’m definitely going to do some spring cleaning. I’ve been trying to think outside the box as well. Focus on my unique qualities and how they will get me a job. Gumtree seems to have a lot of interesting advertisements and the men that I’ve spoken to so far seem very keen to meet with me. I must start practicing my interview skills.