Tuesday was my Very Last Day at my old job. At the moment I don't think it's really sunk in that I'm not going back there again- it just feels like I'm on holiday. So much in my life has changed since I started there four years ago- I hadn't even met Fran yet! And therefore hadn't met Tom, or most of the people I would now consider my closest friends. I was living the life of a fresher, despite going to work every day in an office like a Grown Up person; going clubbing 'til the early hours, living with my besties from school and spending the my free time dating questionable men*.
Four years later, and I don't think I've ever been happier, or more comfortable in myself. For the most part, that's due to Fran and Tom. Fran, my bestie, has been there for me through the good times and the sad times- always ready to help me intrinsically analyse the minutia of my life and let me know if I'm being overly dramatic, or just human. She's also introduced me to so many wonderful people I now feel privileged enough to call my friends- crafty people, funny people, people who like dancing with me even though (as my friend Kit once told me) I truly do "dance like no-one's watching"...
Then there's Tom. I know he'll get embarrassed if I say half the things I want to say, and I don't want to sicken anyone reading these due to Mush Overload, but he's the reason my life is wonderful. I never thought I would meet anyone so supportive, and so amazing, who loved me the way he does. I'm "settled" now, the way I wanted to be for a very long time- but it would have been impossible to do with anyone who wasn't him- he encourages and supports me to achieve my dreams, and he doesn't get cross when I eat all the chocolate.
One amazing thing about leaving my old job was the presents they got me, including this AMAZING muffin tray that will allow me to make cakes in the shape of roses. Pretty sure my life is now officially complete.
I'm now on holiday until I start my New Job on 9th January. (Yippee!!!) I'm loving being at home whilst it's so rainy and cold outside, spending my time sewing most of this year's Christmas presents, and eating lots of hearty stew.
*Tom- if you're reading this I'm totally kidding; I was sitting at home knitting.