...in between buying wellies, discovering how many syns are in a Costa Coffee stem ginger biscuit (I'm still in denial) and promoting my upcoming craft workshops, I caught half an hour of 'The Holiday' on Channel 4. I had a feeling I'd seen it before - Cary Grant, Kathryn Hepburn and another fine-boned lady starred.
The bit I saw featured Grant talking about taking a kind of retirement or sabbatical while he was young so he could understand what it was he was working for. I liked that idea and, having thought about it for oooh, about an hour, I think I might be doing something similar.
I have worked on and off since I was thirteen - Saturday jobs, part-time jobs, full-time jobs but always (until recently) simply to pay the bills and enjoy what was left of my free time. I've always liked most of the people I've worked with and enjoyed the environment or office that I found myself but it's safe to say I've never really had the experience of waking up and looking forward to going to work.
I hadn't really thought about it much before today but what I've finally arrived at is a point where I think I might, one day, have a career. My degree (hopefully) will give me the credibility to have a grown up job (which will be nice when I'm pushing 50) and I think I'm going to need it with tuition fees, car insurance and teenager-dom rearing their expensive little heads at our family.
Let's hope I enjoy it.
PS: Half a stone down.