The beginning of the rest of my life

Not that I’m a drama queen or anything, but today has been a momentous day.

I…. (wait for it)…..

Handed my notice in at work.

*Gasp*

See, I told you I wasn’t a drama queen.

Anyway, it’s been a pretty big deal for me. I’ve always loved my job and, when I was pregnant, I just assumed I would go back. But after much deliberation and calculation of childcare costs, I realised it just didn’t make sense.

So I’ve decided to go freelance. I know, I know, you’re very pleased because this means I’m finally available to work for you. Don’t all rush to book me at once. There’s plenty to go around.

But I do have a plan B. If the freelancing doesn’t work out I’m going to aim for a career change. And, because this all ties in very nicely with this week’s Listography theme of what we want to be when we grow up, I thought I would share my options with you:

1. The sixth member of Take That: Because Gary Barlow’s been hankering after me to join the group for ages. Good news Gary, I’m finally available.

2. A ballet dancer: Because I look rather fetching in a tutu. The big frills hide the old love handles.

3. A spa-tester: Because I really am very good at testing Jacuzzis and saunas. There’s a gap in the market for this sort of thing don’t you know.

4. A professional wine buff: Because I drink enough of the stuff to know the difference between red and white. And I think I’d do a brilliant little segment on Saturday Kitchen, especially if I wore my tutu and sang a bit of Pray.

5. A holiday show presenter: Because I like holidays. And I’m not bad at presenting either. It would mean keeping on top of the constant hairy toe problem though. Not to mention the bikini line.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Read the rest of this week’s entries at Manana Mama (she’s really rather funny). And no, I’m not drunk (for once). She’s hosting it for Kate at Kate Takes 5 this week.

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4 responses to “The beginning of the rest of my life

  1. Hows about drunk ballerina? A rather popular pass-time of mine, though I admit the advertising revenues are fairly limited (even though space on the tutu is VAST). And if you need a spa tester assistant…I am VERY qualified, and not above paying bribes.

    Congratulations and commiserations on your newfound freedom. I similarly loved my job, assumed I would go back, but found it way too complicated to actually do so after the birth of my second. Am now a sort of floating, freelance human – the pay and hours are rubbish, but my colleagues are pretty cute. Am mulling over more concrete freelance options, but suffering from massive indecision and not really sure where to start.

    Best of luck with it all – from the contents of your blog, I’m sure your freelance life will be a smashing success 🙂
    ~M

  2. You have hairy toes? There is a job that required hairy toes??!
    XxX

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