Even more joy if you can take it.
2017 could have been a lot worse but I’m glad it’s over. 2018 has started rather well.
I HAVE A JOB!
A friend of mine was looking to job share some technical lighting work they’d been offered on a West End play, and asked me if I was interested. They then suggested me (as job share) to the theatre’s technical boss who had originally offered the work and within 2 hours the theatre is ringing me to tell me I have it.
I’ll be working on half the weekly performances, the play is short, and at the moment it has a limited run of a few months – so it’s perfect.
It gives me my days free to keep working on my writing and raising my potential work profile. (I’m also working on a secret project at the moment, so I will still have time for that.) It’s excellent relevant new experience on my CV. I have started some private tuition which I am enjoying and gives me a bit more money and it won’t intefere with that. And I should be able to keep my shifts going at the Foundling, where I love working. Both of us want to be flexible, and we know each other from having worked together in the past, so I have freedom to do other evening things if they crop up.
It also gives me a foot in the door back into theatre (where I started) – so we’ll see.
Relieved and happy.