Yesterday I had a job interview - my first one, for an academic post (a teaching assistantship). I'm very, very excited to say I got the job, and start next month!
Two hours after receiving the call offering me that job, my Father phoned to tell me the arrangements for my Nan's funeral on Monday.
My joy over the new job too is mixed with a tinge of sadness. Little Dog and I will have to move away from the City I love, that has been home for me for nine years. Away from my friends, whom I will leave here with a great deal of reluctance. We will keep in touch, but it won't be the same.
My new job, though, is much closer to my family. It will be easier to see them, much more often, which has to be a good thing! I miss them, whilst I'm here.
Joy and sadness in a balance. Strange how the world works.