Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Big Day

Well, this is it. I’ve packed up all my stuff and in two hours’ time I’ll be leaving the family home, never to return (until Christmas). Of course, I did this every September during my time at university, but this time it’s a bit more final. Monday will be the first day of my new job and I’m excited but apprehensive about how it’s going to go. MMU has four libraries in Manchester and each library has one or two trainees, which means there’ll be six other people in my position on Monday. I’m glad that I won’t be the only new person in the library, as there will be another trainee at my site, and I’m looking forward to meeting the others and experiencing it all with them. This is my first real job since graduating (and in fact, it’s my first ever paid job apart from the couple of hours a week I spent tutoring Spanish teenagers in 2010) so I’m really very new to the whole thing – it feels like I’m taking my first steps into the adult world! On Tuesday we will have an induction day where I’m sure all my questions will be answered, and I’m looking forward to getting settled in. Wish me luck!

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Making Progress

On Monday I went up to Manchester for a couple of days to find a house and explore the area and stuff. I’m pleased to report that I only got a tiny bit lost a couple of times and I FOUND A HOUSE! A lovely big Victorian house in a lovely area with lovely housemates. I’m thrilled that I’ve finally managed to get accommodation sorted as I was starting to get a bit jumpy about the fact that work starts in under two weeks’ time and I still needed a room. Thankfully it’s all sorted and I have got a date for moving back up north and starting my new life as a librarian (hooray!).

I also managed to work out how to get to work from the house, what my work looks like (sort of – not entirely sure which building it’s in) and where everything is in relation to the shops. It’s all coming together nicely, and now I can sit back, relax and look forward to September.

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