After Glastonbury it’s customary to spend the next week with your head on ice, immersing your mind, body and soul in health, watching a lot of Disney films, keeping activity to a bare minimum and essentially keeping your brain cocooned in a kind of fuzzy straight-jacket making sure life is as stress-free as possible. What you don’t do is take a day to recover, then dive face-first into preparation for a 2nd interview for your Dream Job whilst battling an extreme case of festival-induced narcolepsy and gargling ginger tea to (please-God-please) desperately try and get your voice back so you can actually enunciate words rather than inaudibly croak. No. Only someone completely barmy would do that. To then ricochet from one festival to another via said interview well, you’d have to be quite out of your mind to agree to do that now wouldn’t you?! Ahem.
Well, the good news is that I got the job! However my brain literally fell out of my face when I came back from two weekends of back-to-back festivalling – which were an absolute scream, had SO MUCH FUN – and I took about a week to feel myself once again, but regardless, I GOT THE JOB !!! On Monday this week I joined Beyond Retro as their Head of Press and Marketing and I’m beyond delighted to be an official member of the 9 to 5′ers once more. Suffice to say that I spent last weekend preparing, and by that I mean I bought myself a new notebook (I plumped for a printed Rifle Paper Co. lined journal from one of my favourite shops, Search and Rescue and in Stoke Newington), prepared my pencil case and planned all of my outfits for the week ahead. Really Important Stuff. On Sunday I actually took one of my outfits for a trial spin, quite literally, as this spaghetti-strap dress from ASOS has an enormous billowy skirt, making it ideal for spinning around like a crazy thing until you fall over – a move I opted not to bust out when I wore it in the office today, I’m saving that for another time! It’s also ideal for this hot-and-sticky weather we’re having right now and even better, it’s only £18 in the sale – quick click hurry hurry!
Truth be told it does feel a teensy bit strange being back in an office environment after spending the past almost-two years working pretty much on my own, I keep getting distracted whenever I hear another voice for example! I’m really enjoying it though and so excited about beginning this new chapter. Invariably I’m also blaming it all on Dolly Parton; hearing her sing “9 to 5″ at Glastonbury must have ignited something deep within me! Altogether now, “Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen. Pour myself a cup of ambition….!”