Thursday, June 5, 2008

So Far So Good

I started my new job at The Abbotsford Convent. It was a fine first day. So my new role is Tenant Liaison Coordinator. I am the go-to-girl for all the tenants who are on site. What an amazingly diverse group of people I am going to get to know and work with. Artists, musicians, cultural organisations, natural therapists and health professionals, painters, poets, bakers, foodies of all kinds, the list goes on. It feels like such an amazing opportunity this job. I hope that I find my way with it and enjoy it. I hope that it's mostly pleasant and generally manageable. Challenging and busy but perhaps not too stressful. I will keep you posted.

The beauty of the place is truly extraordinary. I can't wait to get to know the physical and sensory delights that it has to offer. Alongside that beauty sits a history. I imagine that for many of the young women who lived and laboured at the convent there must have been great suffering, backbreaking work and emotional hardship and abuse. I will be interested to learn this history too.

15 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

OMG I just looked at your workplace via your link - how lucky are you! Looks like such a lovely place to work. Glad day 1 got off to a good start.

CurlyPops said...

Wow the job sounds fantastic...it should be interesting every single day.

Danielle said...

Sounds like an inspiring place to work. Am sure you will enjoy it. I have been meaning to visit and have a look around for ages... I'll get there one day.

Two Peas In a Pod said...

Glad to hear you had a great first day! Cant wait to hear more about it.
Cheers kyla

Bec said...

Congratulations on a great first day! It sounds awesome, and I'm glad to hear it went well :)

Sherrin said...

So glad it's all looking good so far! It will be a lovely place to work... maybe you could get up early and ride there? Would be so nice to ride along the creek, especially once Spring comes.

Michelle said...

The job sounds perfect! Hopefully it's everything you dream of and more.

Maureen said...

Blessings on the new job (apropos for a convent, right?). I hope being the go-to person is as rewarding as it can be.

AnastasiaC said...

Congrats on the job!!! you sound really excited - im happy for you!!! yeahhh!

Karin said...

That sounds like a really cool job. What a beautiful surrounds. Inspiring! It should be really interesting getting to know all those varied people.

Belinda said...

Sounds like a great job! I don't know if I would come home with any pay at the end of each day though I suspect I would end up spending all my hard earned on the delights different tenants have to offer!

zoesquid said...

Ooh it sounds like the perfect job. I'll stay posted for sure

Malcolm said...

Hi, Cinta (One Little Acorn) sent me this link... I have been wondering what it would take to become the resident photographer at the convent. Or at least a resident photographer...

It would be good to catch up with you there one day.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Sounds like a fabulous, inspiring place to work. I look forward to hearing more about it once that new job exhaustion has passed.

Juddie said...

Hey I wanted to leave you a comment when you posted this but my modem wasn't connecting properly and I've only just got back to it now.

Good luck in your new job - what a lovely setting for creative inspiration! Hope it just keeps on getting better too :-)