Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The Mega-Excitement Got Even Mega-er

On Friday I hinted towards the existence of some mega-excitement in my life. It sort of appeared unexpectedly, creating a huge twist in my current existence, knocking me a little bit for six and causing jitters of trepidation and wonder all at once.

On Saturday, this mega-excitement was met with its most appropriate accompaniment. As if the jam landed perfectly on top of the peanut butter.

The wonder-trepidation dichotomy continues, but in a more controlled sort of manner.

Disclaimer: I am approaching both of these things with a lot of caution; life changes, people un-make decisions, choices which seem amazing don't always work out the way you hope - the traffic lights are still very much on amber, and they won't turn green until late September, if at all. I'm ok with this.

On Friday, much sooner that I thought these things could happen, I got a phonecall from the company I'd interviewed with only two days before. They told me that the job was mine if I wanted it, and to phone them back later that day to confirm a start date. I put the phone down, trembling, and phoned my Mum. No answer. I phoned my Dad. No answer. It was such an unfamiliar situation. After much deliberation (by no means is the overall situation ideal), I phoned them back that afternoon and confirmed a start-date of September 20th. The day I'll step onto the first rung of a career in publishing, with a mega-amazing company who can help me get exactly where I previously daredn't dream I'd go. Seriously, the publishing house was incredible; I'd need a whole post just to talk about the book shelf that I spotted on my way to the interview room!

Then, on Saturday, everything fell into place. We viewed and fell in love with a house, and put forward an application for it straight away. If all goes to plan, I'll be falling into bed in my dream home after the long days in my dream career. I'll be cooking soup in a humongous kitchen, sitting with Daniel around the table on a Sunday with the door open to the back yard, loungfing outside in the evenings while drinking wine amongst baskets of lavendar and tubs of tomatoes. Lining my books on shelves that reach as high as the very high ceilings. Simply crossing the street to take leisurely evening walks by the river, nipping to my favourite whole-foods shop for organic soap or bags of dried fruits, stopping by the beer and wine shop when I fancy a treat.

Suddenly, a real life materialised in my future, sitting waiting for me in mid-September, coaxing me out of the comfortable student paradise into real-time independance and responsability. I felt so ready for it, but now I'm holding onto the final weeks of this comfort that remain - who knows where life will go in the next six months!


  1. Oh to be young again and on the cusp of such wonderful adventures.

    I hope it all falls into place for you as it promise and ought. I look forward now to reading about the actuality of this experience in future posts.

    Good luck.

  2. *squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*

    I had this strange feeling you'd get the job as soon as I read about your interview! How weird is that (not quite as weird as you dreaming about my recipes but that's the blogosphere for you!)?

    And the house. I am so excited for you!

    Enjoy what you have right now as much as possible. I'm enjoying August as a quiet time of reflection because of all the stuff that may happen in September (and I am going to post about it as soon as I can), so I know exactly how you're feeling at the moment.

    These moments happen in life and they are beautiful and scary and filled with hope and fear and excitement... and that's all great :D

    Good luck!!!

  3. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for you. And Daniel of course!
    Am very nosy also so will require photos of this new domestic paradise, kitchen and bookshelves sound fab!
    Enjoy everything life offers to you.
    Lisa xx

  4. yay catherine!
    this is so so exciting!
    I am beyond happy for you! can't wait to hear more about it all and see pictures!


  5. Herzlichen Glückwunsch, ich freue mich wahnsinnig für dich :-) Ich warte gespannt auf einen detaillierteren Bericht!
    Ganz liebe Grüße,