So today I'm 45.
I thought this was going to be an awful birthday, one I'd want to forget. But just in the nick of time, hope has appeared. I won't know for sure until around 28th June, but I may have a permanent position as an Academic Support Officer at a School at the Uni where I am currently working.
Apparently the position had been advertised a couple of months ago and they didn't find anyone suitable. I just happened to send my resume to them last Monday, asking if they had any work, and they thought I might be suitable for the role.
I had a casual interview with the Dean of the School and his P/A and was asked to whip up a formal application letter so the other two members of the selection panel could have a look. Unfortunately they are both on leave until end of June so I won't know if the position is definitely mine until then.
But, 90% sure it's going ahead. Not going to be celebrating until it's confirmed but at least I'm sleeping again.
So...it's my birthday! Mum gave me a Myer/Kmart/Target gift voucher and so did the kids so I've going to be buying myself something nice. Might wait until I've lost 10kg though and have it as a reward to buy a new piece of clothing.
Leaving work early today to enjoy my free birthday movie ticket from Hoyts. I'm seeing The A-Team and eating ice-cream and Red Rock Deli Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Chips (Oh-My-God).