Weekend Coffee Share : The Wind of Change.

đŸŽ¶ The future’s in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change đŸŽ¶

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Have you ever felt like you were part of something that is happening right now? Something invisible, impalpable, yet there, like a presence. That is how I feel about change right now. I feel like I have been stuck in the middle of two rusty cogwheels that have only just loosened and started spinning again. Who knows. Maybe they have been spinning unbeknownst to me but it is only now that I can really sense the movement.

If we were having coffee, I would begin by saying I’m sorry. Things have been changing all around me recently and I am finding it so difficult to stay true to my blogging schedule. One question has been haunting me these past few days… How do you all manage having a full-time job AND looking after your blog? Seriously. How do you do it?

It’s not that I have a full-time job (yet) but I have been working everyday these days and I assure you, being bored out of your mind in Gatwick is probably more exhausting than being busy. I have been dealing with cancelled trains, delayed trains, all kinds of trains but on-time trains. I have watched the world go by, wondering how and why people pay us for standing there like statues everyone ignores.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that besides having reached my Gatwick saturation point, a lot of things have been happening. Lots of ups and downs, false hopes and real hopes. Attention, attention! I have an interview on December 1st!!! Yes, an actual interview in a real architectural firm. I don’t know what to think of it. And I don’t know how excited I should allow myself to be in case it doesn’t work out. I don’t know if I’ll deliver and I don’t know how anxiously terrified I’m going to be. What I do know is oh how much I need and want this.

Next week will be tough. I am working Monday to Sunday only resting on Friday. And I have so many projects I want to address on the side that my brain is grasping at straws to find a little time here and a little time there. I have many blog posts in draft mode, painted jars waiting to be metamorphosed into LED lamps, a novel sitting quietly, whispering at me every time the shop floor gets quiet, an architectural website begging to be updated, a TEFL course with a slowly approaching expiration date, a DIY 2016 calendar waiting to be crafted for my mum’s Christmas present (thanking Gary for the idea) and time, always time, ticking away no matter what.

Stay organised. That is my current motto. I try to manage one of those activities a day in addition to work but time slips by and my eyes get heavier earlier in the evening (who would’ve thought?). In the name of change, I have also (finally) taken the leap and began re-writing my 1st chapter and the many chapters after that which all need my fullest attention. It took me a while to find the confidence again. Moving from the 1st draft to the 2nd one has been so unexpectedly difficult it took me by surprise. But I am now back on track, writing on the train, writing in the evenings, and the more I write, the less frustrating those other obligations become…

So there you have it. If we were having coffee, I would switch to a chilled bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and raise my glass to change!

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17 responses to “Weekend Coffee Share : The Wind of Change.

  1. Were your ears burning? My DIY calendar for my son arrived in the mail this week and I was just looking at when I say your post. You sound busy. Pleased to hear you have an interview coming up. That’s exciting :)

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    • Ha ha, really? How does it look? :)
      I’ve been torn between ordering a customised one online or making my own from scratch. Think I’m leaning towards option 2… :D
      Thanks. I think I’m still struggling to process the idea…

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      • You are more talented than I am. I did mine online using the Apple software. I am extremely pleased with the it – very professional looking. The hardest part was selecting the images. I had 100’s from the time at the cottage to select from. It took me hours, a whole week elapsed time before I was satisfied.

        What idea? The idea of a calendar, or the possibility of working in architecture?

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      • Oh I can imagine. I’ll probably spend forever filtering through our holiday pictures to finally agree on 12 (possibly more if I go for montages!)
        The idea of an architectural position. :)

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  2. These days I seem to be mismanaging my time, so I’m not sure how much guidance I can provide…But when you figure out how to get it all done, let me know. ;)

    Seriously, though…There’s no way to do it all. You do what you can today, and you do the same tomorrow, and you chip away at things.

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  3. The time thieves have been getting to me as well and, as I’m working on structure for book three, I don’t have as much time to devote to blogs at the moment – however, you sound extremely busy! So much going on. I’m very excited for your interview – good luck, fingers crossed and let us know how it goes (if you want ;-)) xx

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  4. Time is a tough one to get a handle on, Ellie. I’d love to offer solid, practical advice on how to deal with it, but it still runs away with me. Let me know if you find a solution yourself.
    In the mean time, good luck with the interview. It should go well – it’s clearly what you want to do. And let us know how it went. There are a lot of people out here rooting for you

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  5. Ahh….I’d happily share a glass of wine with you dear Ellie…tough times. I’m with you on the rewriting of chapter one, up to the fourth. It’s been daunting to say the least. Writing a first draft is one thing, but revising? Phew! And you have so much to think about too…I know that with time, there seems to be never enough, or at least the wrong kind of time. But you are getting there, and I wish the very best for your interview…times are changing, and that’s a good thing although it might seem scary at first. Hugs… xxx

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