I guess this is the month where you wrap up all the ties left undone from this year and plan all those resolutions and put those blossoming ideas into action for next year. For me, next year is going to be challenging job wise – which is really what I need. I tend to get quite bored of things easily and no matter how much I love my job it really has gotten tedious for me. I’ve been involved with the organization since my second year of study where I was volunteering at their events, I then went on to be employed part time in my third year of study and then was employed full time as the assistant manager as soon as my third year ended. I’ve now been in that position for two years and have turned into the extreme eager beaver wanting it to be January 1st when I officially become the manager.
If I do, at least it’s in the very forthcoming Christmas spirit! I can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas and that the end of another year has come. It really feels like only a few months ago David and I were driving around to see all the Christmas lights and now we will be doing it again!!
The place I work has been the most amazing first job anyone can have, they have let me grow and learn and take on challenges that most places would have waited years to give a novice. I didn’t study event management and nor did I ever think I’d be involved in it (in fact, I didn’t even really know it was a job!) but since accidently falling into it, it has opened up many doors.
I’ve nearly nearly paid off my student loan (super excited jumping in the air!!) and next year can be purely about saving for leaving. 2009 is the last year I plan on spending in Dunedin – its time to get out there and explore the world beyond little old NZ although it will always be home and I’ll always come back to it.
And remember, if you’re stuck for Christmas present ideas go here – give a gift some one else can use (and yes that is Oxfam’s little saying!!). We are all so blessed to have what we have and sharing the love around to those who really need it is really what the Christmas spirit is all about! And I’ve just bought my boss 3 ducks for her birthday :)