To say it's been a busy couple of years for me would be an understatement. That whole finishing my degree and the beginning my job hunt. Takes a lot out of a girl y'know! So I had the best of intentions with draft posts, ready just to have images added and to go live but once again, life got in the way for me.
I've been putting off posting about this for a while and for a few different reasons. Mostly because there are certain factors stopping me from knowing how to breach the subject. You might have noticed over the weekend I posted on Instagram that I'd left my job in Mandors. After almost 4 and a half years at Mandors (minus that summer at Selfridges) it was inevitable that I would move on to a graduate job, but the job I've accepted and just started was not at all the job or company I expected to work for. You see my new employer is Remnant Kings. For those of you outside of Glasgow, Mandors and Remnant Kings are the two main players in the local fabric shop market. Both have co-existed in our small market for almost 40 years, each offering the same but different products and catering to the local sewing community.
Being a rival, I hadn't intended to apply for a job with them. But then things changed. And I applied for a job at Remnant Kings, which isn't the job they offered me. I'm their new Online Sales & Marketing Assistant a role that my new bosses have developed for me. It concerns the running of their website and some of their other online activities. More of which I'll share later, once I'm fully in my role.
This isn't a role that Mandors could offer me in any shape or form. Mandors couldn't offer me fulltime employment let alone any form of career progression. I had to start thinking about me and making decisions that allowed me to grow and develop both professionally and personally. I can't thank Mandors enough for all the opportunities and experience I gained during my time there. But I really can't wait to see what this new role and new chapter in my life brings.
Because of all this, I have tonnes of projects I've not posted but I've also not had a lot of time and energy to sit down properly at my sewing machine. This week I'm working a long week due to finishing at Mandors and straight in to a full week at RK. I have my first official weekend off (since I was like 16) to do nothing in particular so I'm hoping that some of it is spent at my sewing machine getting things done!
Sorry for the image-less, wordy post but I wanted to share this new chapter with you all!