This is a slightly self-indulgent post, but everyone should write a self-indulgent post once in a while, especially when there’s good news to share.
I’ve written a great deal on this blog about my ambitions to work in marketing, my frustrations at the limited opportunities available, and my determination to eventually find the right role for the two of us as a family.
Well, occasionally life takes an unexpected turn, because amazingly, surprisingly and totally unexpectedly, I’ve done it. I’ve taken on a fabulous role with a rather large brand and I am more than a little excited.
The title of this post is a bit of a giveaway, but in case it isn’t obvious I’m joining the Google team as an independent Google+ community manager. My focus will be on the parenting sector, which will include working with parent bloggers. So it’s a double-win in my book.
For me this is huge and I’m thrilled to bits. The whole family is. There’s been a sense of excitement and nervous anticipation here for several weeks now.
This has made all the studying, all the training, all the searching and all those years of frustration worthwhile.
We moved away from the south when IJ was two and I’ve missed it. Finally I’m able to go back, for a couple of days a week at least. The rest of my week will be spent working from home, which is the perfect balance for us.
It will also stop me from buying up the whole of Oxford Street while I’m in London because I won’t be based there all week, although I’m allowing myself the odd trip to Selfridges as a treat.
If anyone ever says that blogging is a waste of time and doesn’t get you anywhere, let them read this post. If I didn’t write a blog I wouldn’t have this life-changing opportunity. I wouldn’t be writing this now. I would not be the cusp of something amazing.
This, for me, my friends, is awesome.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me reach this point.