Tea and sympathy

A former colleague invited me to her house yesterday for tea and sympathy.

She baked me scones and gave me lots of advice on reinventing my career.

It was a reminder that there are kind people in the world who are looking out for me. I was really touched that she gave up her morning to counsel me.

She often reads the blog, so if she happens to see this one: thank you again for being so lovely and insightful and caring.

Another friend recommended me for a job. I rang the bloke and he explained it was a clerical role. He asked about my experience, paused for a long moment and said I would be “bored shitless” working for him.

But he was very nice about it and we cheerfully agreed my friend was a top chick.

The rest of the day was filled with trips to Bunnings for various renovation items, perusal of the SEEK and LinkedIn job listings and soul searching about what my next move should be.

I’m still not sure, but I’d better make up my mind before I’m shuffled off to the poor house.

Oh, and this photo popped up in my Facebook feed and made me smile. It’s a picture of the Cosmopolitan team and I remember just about everyone in the photo so clearly. It was taken more than 20 years ago, but can still hear everyone talking and have such happy memories of that time in my career.

You might recall me blogging about the editor, Pat Ingram, in a previous post called “Always be darling”. I worked with Pat for more than 15 years and we had our ups and downs along the way, but It was a wonderful time to be a journalist.

Pity about my terrible haircut …

OK, gotta go. The hot gardener will be here soon to mow my lawn, then I’m off to a “butt, abs and thighs” class before the job hunting slog begins again.

Catch you tomorrow!

Pictured main: Ginger and Honey Girl Power Scones from A Dash of Cinema.

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