If you know me well, you know that the past month has been difficult to say the least. I started a new job at Twitter Canada in May but it wasn’t quite the fit I thought it would be, especially since I’m a confirmed twitter addict, so we parted ways and I started hunting for a job in the wonderful world of advertising again.
After MANY interviews and a lot of searching for the perfect agency for me, I received an offer from Dare, a fantastic young agency in Liberty Village; I start tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited to start a new venture. But before I do that I have quite a few thank you’s to make; to Boyfriend for supporting me and refusing to let me admit defeat, to Tamera for being an amazing friend and mentor, to #BoyBestie for believing in me even when I got lippy and angry, to Yaw for being positive when I forgot how, to Nus for giving much needed hugs and company and to my roomie for putting up with me being at home ALL the time and never once acting annoyed.
It’s been a hell of a month; Mum has been in an out of the hospital post surgery, my bio-dad has been threatening law suits again and severance cheques don’t go nearly as far as you think they will.
But through all the drama and fear I have to admit that the summer has been pretty great so far; random trips to Niagara, Island BBQs with my favourite people, day drinking on the Fynn’s of Temple patio, entire days spent hanging out with Lisa and friends on her roof and a LOT of summer movies.
I ended the funemployment yesterday by spending the day with Boyfriend, we had breakfast with a friend, went for a long swim, toured around the waterfront and spent the evening eating and watching movies. 10 months ago a night of movies on a Saturday evening would have felt like I was giving up but these days I couldn’t ask for a better way to spend my evening. I spent a long time trying to find someone who I could just be with, and while I’m not giving up the boozy nights any time soon, sometimes the best part about not being single are the nights wrapped in the arms of a good man.
Tomorrow is a fresh start and I’m really excited about my new shop but I’m also just really jazzed to get back to work, I love working and I’m keen to get back at it. I think it will be a long while before I even want another vacation… unless that vacation involves margaritas and a sandy beach, I’d be OK with that.
Congratulations Shannon.. you have the personality and confidence to always better yourself.. it sounds like you have many great friends and an awesome boyfriend;; your mom has always been a fighter and will be back on her feet ready to take on the world.. now she needs lots of pampering and love.. love your self and your new place of employment.. love aunt barb