Hi everyone, long time no write. The last three weeks have been some of the most hectic, overwhelming, incredible, fun, tough, and exciting of my life. On the 5th of January I became “one of those employed people”. I am a fully-fledged radiographer, taking x-rays and being all professional and stuff.
Unfortunately I have already let one of my New Year’s Resolutions slide. I haven’t really written, well, anything. I promise I will get back on track! Hence, I am here again.
Before I began work I was worried about such silly things as: Will I be good enough? Will they like me? Will I fit in? What if I make mistakes and I don’t meet their expectations? What are their expectations anyway?!
Now I see how silly I was being. When I began working all these worries went out the window as the first week saw me so incredibly busy that the only worry I had was whether I was getting behind in my work flow! My colleagues are kind and willing to teach me the ropes. I am also realizing that it is okay to make mistakes occasionally since I am new, as long as I learn from them. Not to mention that this mythical thing called “Pay” is amazing! (I now have a new handbag)
The scary part is that I feel like I have officially started life. Yet, it’s exciting to think of what is to come. I am independent and I know that for the next however-many decades this is what I’ll do. Yes, it’s terrifying. As a kid you dream of being a working adult, earning money, doing adult things… then you become one and you think, “Can’t I just stay a kid forever?”.
Well, I guess that is where fiction writing comes in…
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A Writer's Tale
Scarlett Van Dijk
Writer of young adult, fantasy series, the Sky Stone series, poetry and short stories.
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