Mission: A Bond of Two Halves

When you think of mission, the likelihood is you picture people travelling, even if only down the road, in order to reach people who might need help in a number of ways. When travel has become easier than ever before a lot of the ideas wrapped up with mission are about the developing world, building…

Lacking Inspiration & Success Jealousy

The above advert on TV actually made me cry a couple of days ago. In part because I actually do tend to cry when I see happy stories and cool successful people. In part because I desperately want to figure out what I’m meant to be doing and be good at it. So first I…

Two Jobs: That's Nice

So finally our job-seeking struggles are over. That isn’t to say we are going to be throwing money around but it does mean we can actually buy new socks and maybe go to a movie once in a while (which as you may have noticed has been lacking a little as my last review was…

Working Through Levels of Fear

On Monday I started my new job and I started to plan out the two classes that I’ve been asked to teach come September. Both of these are/were a little bit… quite a lot terrifying. Although I know the people will be lovely, and I have been asked to do these things because at least…

Job-Seeking: Trying to find a specific needle in a pile of needles.

Recently I read an article which described an American Masters-degree holding jobseeker who, in order to grasp what his competition looked like, put a fake job listing on craigslist. Within 24 hours he had received over 600 applications. The people he was expecting for his run of the mill job were graduates, high schoolers, etc….

Moving To A New Home

On Tuesday, 2nd July, I arrived a day later than my husband to my new home. After moving a stupid amount of boxes I found myself in a quaint but rather large loft conversion with views stretching over the rest of Birmingham to the north. That view is spectacular and I have hugely enjoyed waking…

The Busy Month Ahead

So the summer nights are coming in and with May it brings the changes in so many people’s lives. For my husband it is almost the end of his degree and so there are deadlines and work to complete. For myself it is the end of one contract and the slight overlap with a new…