Sunday, October 16, 2011
This update is overdue
Moving house is a stressful time
A lot in my life has changed since my last full blog post. We moved to Plymouth on September 27th and I have been spending most days trying to get the house freed of the myriad of boxes and bags that are clogging up space.
The move was a pretty stressful time. The house wasn't ready for us to move in to when we had to leave our previous house, so we had to stay with my parents for just under two weeks. It was lovely, I'm not going to deny it but not having your own space does get you down - especially if you've been used to it for so long.
The day of the move was awful. We drove the 3 and a half hours from my parents' to our new house and waited for just under an hour for the delivery van to turn up. The van, which had all of our worldly belongings in had been stopped by the traffic police, taken to a weigh bridge and was found to be 2 tonnes over the weight limit. WHAT?!?!?! So the driver had to hire another van, unload and re-load all of our stuff and then drive here. Quite a few of our things were broken during this transition which annoyed me a lot, but, it couldn't really have been avoided. But we're here and we're settled and that's the main thing.
Working to live, not living to work
I had applied for about 30 jobs in the first week of being here and around 20 the second. I didn't hear back from any (still haven't). For those that don't know me, I'm a music industry professional. I worked with the biggest independant music disbributor in the UK (and possibly even Europe). That was my dream job. I loved every minute of it and the experience I got from it was fantastic. Sadly the music industry took a turn for the worse in 2008/09 and I lost my job. A lot of the companies where I used to live either closed up or moved to London. I was screwed. There was no way I'd move to London so I settled for a run of the mill retail job.
After moving down here I contacted a company called the Plymouth Music Zone. I went for a chat and was asked to take part in an event in November aimed at young women who want to get in to the music industry. I gladly said that I would take part because it would be a fantastic start for networking and business contacts.
Taking the chance
Everything has worked out almost perfectly for us and I cna't belive it's happening. The last three years have been so hard for us, money, relationships, friends etc. I am so pleased that moving to a new city has offered us the fresh start in life we both truly needed.
I cannot wait to start my new job. *jumps around excitedly*. (Thank you for reading!)