A new year, hooray!! to be honest, I'm glad to see the end of 2010, it had its moments and all but on the whole it was not my finest to date. Anyway, i refuse to moan and winge about it so onwards and upwards, new challenges beckon and I cannot wait!
In a few days i head back to work, into my old jobs and one new one, a challenging one at that. Of course, me being me this thrills me, knowing there are challenges ahead ranks highly on the list of things that press my buttons when accepting a job (that and variation). So, having 2.5 other jobs already, I'm under no illusion that the forthcoming months will be hard, scheduling my time will be more important than ever but I'm ready for it..three challenging jobs, a whirlwind of Events, PR, Production, Marketing, Talking, Listening, Creating, Networking, Organising, Reading, Learning and more..I've some great projects and clients to work with this year, some new, some existing..all exciting, I have my new notebook and diary waiting to go with me. It's geeky i know but i LOVE a new notebook, starting afresh with new one always makes me feel so organised and tidy of mind.
The notebook gets carried everywhere i go, even to the bedside, and in it go all my notes and ideas and plans, from there they go into my laptop which then gets backed up regularly (once bitten twice shy, hence the perhaps overly cautious nature!)...i cannot begin to explain the feeling when your laptop gives up on you, taking your work with it to the grave!
So, the new job, heading up marketing and events for a shopping centre, is a slight change of direction for me, most of my work events/PR work tends to be more arts led..however, I'm looking forward to the challenge. I'm staying with the civic job too for a few more months to head up their events and PR for 2011, lots of sponsorship and funding work to do there to ensure a full schedule of events and facilities for the town, I'll also be at at Lingo where 2011 see's an exciting schedule of work plus the relaunch of DownhamWeb. I'll also be with the Fairyland Trust helping organise our 2011 Fairy Fair - and our 10th birthday, i have a full year of PR to plan, wings to get into stores and again, I'll be on the funding trail..this year, we need it more than ever.
Due to work, the past few years, i have forgone holidays and hobbies in order to focus on it solely, but this year, i fully intend to start both again, i think i may need a clone..and some luck!