Sunday, 6 May 2012

Flutterby Butterfly

Ok, so I get it now, Doh! 'Butterflies' relates to nice nerves, excited nerves, nerves for things you are looking forward to. The feeling you get in the run up to a big holiday or an exciting life change.

Earlier in the week I had two interviews and I wanted these jobs A LOT! I have never really faced this situation before. Sure I have applied for jobs, been through interviews and wanted them to like me and for me to get the job. But they have never been jobs that I saw as having any career prospects or where I thought I could stay and work until I jog on to retirement. No they were all temporary and I knew that going into them, so it never really mattered if I got the job or not! This was different, which meant the nerves were different too. Great big somersaulting Dumbo's doing their best to make me feel ill at every possible moment.

Now the interviews are over and apparently not as affected by the nerves as I thought they were. It appears that I impressed them. So soon, date to be confirmed, I will get to work around my most favouritest thing in the world, every day (and yes I did just revert to extremely childish language because that is how excited I am). I never for one  minute dreamed that my path would lead me to working in a library, but the road I am on at the moment is sign posted library, eta approx 1 month.

I have dreamed of working with books for some considerable time now, always assuming that I would have to win the lottery to make this dream a reality. I placated myself with night time reading and occasional book browsing. For once I can see a dream of mine becoming reality, granted not in a way I ever thought it would.

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As I eagerly await the necessary administrative processes to be over and my start date to be finalised, I finally understand the difference between nerves and butterflies and the two are not interchangeable. The flutter and flitter of the imaginary critters continues in my gut as I anticipate the wonderful new adventure ahead of me.

8 comments:

  1. How awesome!! Congratulations! I would love to be surrounded in the workplace by such knowledge and so many stories! Good luck!

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    1. Ooooo, you're making me so excited :-D

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  2. Congratulations! That would be one of my dream jobs as well:)

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    1. Thanks! Funnily enough I didn't think it was mine until I saw the job advert and I had a 'Doh' moment, library-books. My brain can be slow to catch up sometimes!!!!

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  3. Congratulations chick x x so happy for you, I have "butterflies" at the minute with the house so fingers crossed we might be celebrating too! And you never know if I am closer we might just get to have a coffee and chat x x

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    1. Thanks hun. I have everything crossed for you!

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  4. Yay for dreams becoming reality! I have butterflies in my belly just from your description -- so excited for you.

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    1. Thanks! I am starting to get really excited, but it's peppered with not wanting to say bye to the lovely people I currently work with. This moving jobs malarky is all very confusing!!!!

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