I got the keys to my new place last Friday and, 19 trips to Ikea later, I am mostly set up. Well, except for the 50 boxes that don't yet have a place... Moving a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 living room sized house into a small 2 bedroom apartment has been tough. I don't regret it at all though, I love being back in the city and hearing the trams go by late at night, the smells of the lovely food around every corner and just feeling like I am back amongst the action again.
The joys of moving massive pieces of furniture in my little Suzuki Swift... I'm not impressed.
I was able to spend a few days at home getting set up and running errands before I started my new job on Thursday. I had so much fun zipping about in my little car and getting myself organised for my new job and house. I also finally got my hair cut and coloured, it isn't very drastic, but it just needed cleaning up while I am growing it out. I took some photos, but they aren't the best because I didn't realise I had to take the flash off and also because I have a bad lazy eye.
My first day at work went really well, but any first day at work that doesn't involve me accidentally farting loudly in front of my new colleagues is a good day. Yes, that actually happened to me at my last job. No wonder that job never worked out...
The job seems quite easy so far, a little too easy maybe... I wanted a low stress job and I am enjoying that side of it, but I must admit it is a little blow to the ego to be doing a job where I am so far down the pecking order. Funnily enough, it turns out this job is only a 6 month contract for a maternity leave replacement, which I obviously didn't realise, but I think it'll work out perfectly for me. It'll give me time to pay off my credit card and give me some pocket money to have some fun while I work out what my next career move should be.
I took some more photos to document my first day at work. After seeing how the photo on my work ID card turned out I have decided that maybe I shouldn't slick my hair back so tightly...
Now it's Friday night and I am exhausted. I'm going to bed with now with my electric blanket, a cup of chai tea and a big smile on my face.