Sunday, 19 June 2011

I started a new job and then ran away to the beach

Life has changed this week.

A publishing house finally saw how wonderful and talented I am and has hired me - hell yeah, that's right. I'm now a sales consultant at Macmillan, which is very exciting! I have a work phone and an office and everything.
So that now occupies four days a week, and the other day I'm doing an editorial internship at Melbourne University Press.

It's going to be quite an adjustment from my previous lifestyle but I'm determined to use my time more productively. I felt like while I wasn't working, my time was wasted because I had so much of it and I just couldn't appreciate it. Time is more precious now and if I want to read, write and blog (as well as uni 2 nights a week, and zumba) then I'm going to have to set tighter goals and aspirations for myself.

My goal for this week - aside from getting used to early morning starts -  is to read a book and write my new story.

So after a few stressful days of the new internship and new work, I ran away to the beach for the weekend. I went to Sorrento, a little beach town on the Morning Peninsula, about 1.5 hours drive from home. I went with my boyfriend (who has never been outside of Melbourne, as he's American) and another couple. The weekend involved sand fights on the beach, fish and chips, splurging on junk food, a drinking game that didn't end well, shopping, no reading, a movie I'd already seen, and romantic moments on the beach.

I'm freshened up and inspired for the week to come.


  1. Ugh. I know how you feel. I'm incredibly unproductive with gobs of time, but give me a tight, constricted, VERY busy work scheduel and I'm like a maniac time manager!!

    Good luck with the new job!

  2. Thanks guys :) Very exciting working in a publishing house. There are books everywhere!