In honour of my new temp job…
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I’ve been AWOL for a few days as I’m starting up a new business which is taking up most of my time. It’s an odd experience as it depends entirely on people joining, so I have to go out of my way to convince them it’s a good idea.
On the one hand, I’m essentially the face of the company and I have to be happy-smiley-confident-I’ll talk to anyone.
On the other hand, I’m painfully shy so there are a lot of moments when I wonder why I ever thought this was a good idea.
I’m looking for a new job at the moment and so far I’ve been on 4 interviews, 3 with employment agencies which took less than half an hour combined and 1 for a specific job which took almost an hour. The search has been made more difficult by the fact that I left an average, finance office job to find “something more creative” but I’m still not entirely sure what that will be.
I haven’t been on an interview for 5 or 6 years so it feels like a new experience to try and package myself in a way that will come across appropriately hard-working and conservative but also creative and personable.
Strangely enough, I think running a choir over the last few months has helped with this. Every week I’ve had to stand up in front of a group of people who I (mostly) don’t know and teach them music that I’ve written. The first week was terrifying but I’m slowly getting used to it. It’s a strange feeling when 10 years ago even talking to a new person made me feel physically ill.
Back to the job interviews, and I think I’ve found a company I could work for.
I haven’t learnt much in the last couple of days. In fact, I didn’t learn anything yesterday which was why there was no entry. I’ve been crazy-busy at work as we’re understaffed at the moment but I keep telling myself to look on the bright side, at least I have a job. I know from experience that watching daytime tv while all your friends are at work gets pretty old pretty quick.
This evening, I went looking for something new to learn and I figured something artistic might fill the void that stressing over a job I don’t really enjoy seems to create, so here goes…
In the wake of Black Swan and fashion’s sudden interest in dance costumes, the English National Ballet will stage a catwalk show of tutus created by leading fashion designers to raise funds and revamp the company’s image. They’ve released some gorgeous publicity shots of the dresses and this one’s my favourite: