A work in progress

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.

Shirt from Dorothy Perkins, Skirt from Banana Republic, Shoes from Chanel.   (I hadn't used these shoes in so long, they were covered in dust, only noticed whilst sitting talking to my boss. Luckily she's a good friend. It did tickle my fancy, there's me trying to be all business and professional like whilst dust bunnies float off my foot wear. Thankfully as much as I take the job seriously I don't feel the same way about myself. hahahahahah)

Shirt from Dorothy Perkins, Skirt from Banana Republic, Shoes from Chanel.

 

(I hadn't used these shoes in so long, they were covered in dust, only noticed whilst sitting talking to my boss. Luckily she's a good friend. It did tickle my fancy, there's me trying to be all business and professional like whilst dust bunnies float off my foot wear. Thankfully as much as I take the job seriously I don't feel the same way about myself. hahahahahah)

Not bad really, only one week in and I have the perfect work/ life balance going on. Took my ferocious little wanna be Rottweiler for a walk in a gorgeous forest near here this morning. Bit of a sticky moment when faced with a herd of free roaming cattle, one of whom was very keen on very intimate friendships with the others....you've never seen me move so fast as to get away from them!  Todays look was Boots, jeggings, big coat and masses of cotton wool in my ears as I'm still struggling after the vertigo a few weeks back. I'm sure I cut a striking figure/bag lady.  ;)         Should you wish you can follow me on instagram @suzannedore73......or even follow @neptunecolchester if you wanted.

Not bad really, only one week in and I have the perfect work/ life balance going on. Took my ferocious little wanna be Rottweiler for a walk in a gorgeous forest near here this morning. Bit of a sticky moment when faced with a herd of free roaming cattle, one of whom was very keen on very intimate friendships with the others....you've never seen me move so fast as to get away from them! 

Todays look was Boots, jeggings, big coat and masses of cotton wool in my ears as I'm still struggling after the vertigo a few weeks back. I'm sure I cut a striking figure/bag lady.  ;)

 

 

 

 

Should you wish you can follow me on instagram @suzannedore73......or even follow @neptunecolchester if you wanted.