Closed for training and adjustments! 

Google search. Maybe it’ll take more than 5, but I’m out of mind all right!

As you know I’ve started my new job last Monday. 

Let me tell you, the place is absolutely fantastic. Little by little I’m sure I’ll tell you more.

It’s a big change, as after long time I seriously don’t know what I should complain about. I know we shouldn’t aim to complain but still it seems so weird being in a normal (and with this I mean something I define normal…everybody is different) kind of environment for the first time after years.

But and this is not even a negative “but”, it’s just a little seat back for the rest of stuff I wanted to do…so although it’s shiny and great the training is tough. There are loads of things I have to learn and because computer and numbers are involved I’m slower than the average.

What I’m saying is that I won’t be able to update the blog until I’ll reach the end of my three weeks training and I settle in a new routine. I still have to figure out where to introduce my relax time, my reading time and my writing time during my day…even if it was only 10 minutes each. It’s hard, I didn’t think it’d be that difficult! 

I mean, I could try to write something in random days, but it won’t be a consistent thing and I want just to show some respect to my readers. I don’t want to shovel some random bunch of words in a post just for the sake of it!

I apologise, I actually hate I had to take this decision but still I don’t have many options at hands. Actually a 48 hours long day it would really help in this case!

So I’ll see you soon, good people!!!

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Thanks followers!

 

Google search! I love penguins!

What a beautiful way to start the new month! I’ve started the training today for my new job. The place is fantastic and people are the coolest I’ve ever met. Also during the past month I’ve noticed new people added to the number of my followers so it’s really time I do something about that!

I’ve just realized that I’ve never done such a post before and I want to apologize to my readers. 

When I opened this new blog I didn’t aspect to receive such a great response. Although I’ve been blogging for the past eight years, I’ve never had so many followers since I started.

I’m so happy and embarrassed at the same time! It’s awkward for me to admit I’m doing the right thing for once. Or, at least, I hope I’m doing the right thing, because, to be completely honest with you, I have no clue what I’m doing differently! Or maybe I should say I believe that my behavior towards my blog hasn’t changed a lot! Maybe I’m visiting more blogs or leaving more comments, but I’m so slow and messy that I don’t think it could make such a difference. But something I cannot tell definitely does.

So thanks a lot for your follow! I appreciate each and every one of you for pushing that follow button! 

It means to me a lot more than you think! In particular because of my low self-confidence that doesn’t help much, in particular if you want to create and expose yourself out there!

So every single time someone add his or her name to the followers list for me is a little victory I’m very grateful for. 

I know I’ve written a small post today, let me get into the new routine so I can post steadily and normally in the near future. Bear with me a bit longer you awesome people! 

Thanks again.

Franny

 

New job!

One of my doodles!

One of my doodles!

 

 

 

The more attentive of you, dear reader, maybe have noticed already but I’m going to tell the news to everybody officially with this post!

I’ve sprinkled in several former posts hints that I had interviews and got a new job, but since I didn’t state it clearly, you might have read it and passed without giving it the right importance.

As you might remember in March I wrote a couple of posts in order to vent a very heavy situation I had in my old workplace. The pressure and the bullying reached such a power I decided that I couldn’t cope with that anymore. Hence I decided to look for another job.

It is very hard to look for a job when you hysterically consider two days long as two months and when you have to take into account the fact you’re paying a mortgage and also you’re going to pay a lot of money for the crèche.

Add to this a pinch of “I don’t believe I’m going to get anything because I don’t have special skills” I kept repeating to myself and to everybody who wasn’t tired of listening to the broken record.

But after a couple of months I managed to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

A girl who worked with me for a short period had found a new job and she said they were still looking for someone to enlarge the team! So she sent a referral for me and I was called for the interview.

It was the weirdest and funniest experience related to a work interview. Actually I didn’t even think something like that could be done in such a formal process. I loved the company straight ahead and getting out after the interview I sincerely hope against hope that they would take me on board.

And it happened.

So this won’t be a long post, I’m just writing a few words to share my happiness.

Yesterday was my last day in the old workplace and on Monday I’m going to start the training for the new position.

Am I happy? Certainly I am.

Am I scared? A bit, as it will involve many different new information! But hey, I love to study and learn so I hope that won’t be an issue.

It will be a different kind of customer service as I’ll be on the phone rather than face to face, but I hope that I’ll settle in fast.

The office is the coolest workplace I’ve ever seen and people there look amazing and friendly. I hope that these first impressions will stay as they are forever.

No, wait, I hope that they improve. I’ve got enough of gloomy and fake places  and people to last me for two or three lifetimes.

This is a new beginning and I’ll make the most of it!

 

A to Z five days later

And I made it this year too!

To be completely honest I struggled a lot but I managed to get till the end, isn’t it the important thing after all?

I published in late a couple of times and I really didn’t manage to follow the other blogs I was supposed to, but I managed to get all the letters down. It must mean something. Although I’m not completely proud of myself, at least I’m not totally disappointed.

This year I decided not to participate, as I mentioned in my first post, but then I realized many people from 10 minute novelists would, so I changed my mind and joined the ride.

Because I didn’t want to join the challenge I didn’t have anything prepared in advance, so I decided to talk about me. After all, I’m the one always saying that the most interesting part of a writing blog is getting to know the writer behind the story. So I decided that I should be consistent and take advantage of this opportunity to let people know me.

I wrote many things, some silly some more serious, but they all belong to my own experience and describe me as a person.

I enjoyed very much writing for the A to Z challenge and I hope people would know me better now. I didn’t change facts and all you can read there is absolutely the truth.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the challenge as much as I did.

I want to thank you each and every one of you who took some times to read my posts, like them and comment them.

I’m perfectly aware I have a hell of a job catching up with you but I will, I promise.

I’m going to start from the members of 10 minutes novelist group on Facebook and then move on to other blogs, but if you’ve been here I promise I’ll pay the visit back.

The only thing I want to tell in advance is I find extremely annoying those blogs that push readers to register every single time before commenting or ask you to enter codes before you leave your comment.

I’m sorry but I’ve started to check the comment area before I even read the posts and if that’s the case I’m not reading.

I have a limited time unfortunately, and there are so many blogs out there! I feel very sorry and guilty I haven’t some more time in order to read all of them.

So I had to do a personal selection and I hope you would understand. Of course if you notice some of these problems in my posts let me know! Always ready for feedbacks.

For the moment congratulations to all of you to complete the challenge and if you didn’t, congratulation for trying it. I know it might be annoying not finishing but remember that there are some people who didn’t even try.

I know it sounds mean, but that’s what I’m learning lately. And please, should I forget it, remind me!

Take care.