Last night was a whole new experience for my husband. He arrived home from work before me, not in the history of our married life or our 23 years together has that ever happened. Although I make it sound as if I was slogging my guts out all day, I wasn't, I'm not ever going to attempt to pretend. I'm not even part time, I'm part part part time maybe hahahahahahahah.
My job is to run the social media for a local home furnishing and lifestyle shop. My friend who owns the shop loves my blogs and my own social media posts and came up with the idea of getting me to run theirs. I couldn't be happier and although I have no formal training in social media or marketing (I'm an NNEB nursery nurse by trade and was a nanny as my job, many moons ago) I think I'm taking to it well.
Yesterday was my first proper day at work. I wanted to wear something smart and appropriate, I love this skirt and to be honest I bought it some time ago but can't think when I've ever worn it. I'm sure I must have done, rather shameful if I haven't but better late than never so let's not fret over it too much. I love the style of it, the disruption with the detail at the front hides my bag well. I can't see that a bag of poo stuck to one's abdomen is going to be all the rage any time soon (I live in hope of course, never say never....my money would be on Vivienne Westwood if it was going to be anyone ;).)But until that time I will endeavour to be as confident as possible and disguise my bag as much as I can.
Working and having a stoma bag is a whole new ball game, I won't even attempt to put myself in the same shoes as someone working a full time job with no way of popping home for a quick change should the need arise. If that is your life you have my upmost respect. It's not an easy path, but you're doing it and you should feel immensely proud.
I know I'm probably making too much fuss about my job but I'm just really excited to have it. I never take anything on half hearted, if I say I'm going to do something then I will give it my all, which is why I very rarely say yes to anything, I can't abide flighty, flakey people so I wouldn't want to be one. But this job just jumped out at me as a fantastic way to harness something I possibly naturally have. We shall see, only time will tell.