After months of searching, I have been offered a job. I have had 4 interviews this past week in different fields of work. I have been ambivalent about whether I wanted a part time job or full time and whether I wanted to work in my career field of addictions or try something else. One interview was for an addictions counselling job with a company that is worldwide. The interview went really well and it was nice to come out feeling that I knew what I was talking about. This is a good thing having been doing it for ten years! It was also nice to feel the familiarity given that the last few months have been filled with newness.
I start the job next week. I have mixed feelings about it. I am really pleased to have a job, a job means a steady income, a routine, joining a gym and I need it for a health card and residency. It will also help keep my brain cells alive. The job itself will be delivering groups which is what I most enjoy. On the other hand, I suddenly feel like there is so much I still want to do before I start work full time. I also feel anxious that whilst Canadians seem to have an overall better quality of life and enjoyment, they only get an average of two weeks annual leave a year. After five weeks annual leave in England, I feel a bit trapped. Aside from this, the hours are good, the pay is what I wanted and the people I met seem friendly. They also allowed me to have time off when Dad comes to visit which was really important to me.