Given that I hadn't worked (at least, not properly) since January 2012, I was amazed how quickly and easily I jumped straight back into things; writing plans, managing staff and fielding calls from aggressive international media. And that was just my second day!
So while it has been tiring, and stressful, it has also been enormously confidence boosting. I took this new role because I felt I needed a fresh start, an opportunity to reinvigorate myself both personally and professionally. And that's exactly what I got.
For the first time, in many years, I feel like the old Kate. While I loved my old company and all my colleagues, this change was much needed. I had become lazy and complacent and had forgotten how much I could love my work, and be bloody GOOD at it!
|Next week: A nice new pair|
And lastly, fertility. The NHS have confirmed funding and I'll be undergoing 'fertility preservation' in the next week or two. There are no guarantees of success, given the changes caused by my chemotherapy treatment but, just to have the opportunity to try, feels a very positive step.
My life is good. :-)