That's it. All over. No longer can I call myself a public servant.
So what's in store for the future. We all knew it was never a career path, I knew it was coming and I never saw it as a long term thing and yet there goes a pretty eventful chapter.
I learnt a whole lot of things and I'm grateful for the experience. I feel as if maybe I might just have a small advantage. Maybe I can rise above the crowd, a student with three years work experience - not bad.
I'm unemployed and I'm saying yes, this is more than ok. I'll start a new, i'll write a new book.
Step 1 - purchase a kitchen aid OMG! I really never knew I could literally fall in love with an inanimate object. She's called Sherry and she's my precious baby.
Step 2 - do my best at something I was never keen on doing.
So I've finished TV week at uni and it was one daunting and intensely nerve racking experience. So three out of the 5 days I was to head out with a professional camera crew and report on a story I was assigned. The other 2 days I would stay in the newsroom and write international and national stories using footage from channel 7 and international provider reuters.
So my three days as junior reporter were a mixture of excitement, nerves and sheer outer territory. Yeah I got to ride in the back of a van and feel like I was genuinely doing something rather important and yes I went out and set up interviews and put together an entire news package and I'm grateful for the experience.
BUT one thing I have most certainly ruled out is just that - I shall not be a reporter. I loved the learning experience but I could never do that as a job. It's far too much work for far too little money. Some reporters are in office by 5 and don't get out till 8 at night. No way - that's not my cup of tea.
No wonder why every broadcast journo wants to be an anchor. All they literally do is read the news which all these hard working reporters wrote.
So I've made my debut on local television, I've seen a glimpse of real life reporting and I can now say I've done that.
Step 3 - Bake bread. I have yet to attempt this and doughs of all sorts terrify me but now with my baby Sherry helping me each step of the way I'm ready to tackle a dreaded recipe.
Step 4 - Stop buying things when I have no money to spend. I'm just so use to a steady income it's hard to realise that my bank account will not increase every fortnight. THINK!
Step 5 - Take it all in. These youthful years are the best (so I'm told) so cherish it I shall. There's much ahead of me and for now I'm happy for all that to stay in the dark. I'm happy with the life I lead and I'm more than happy to let things pan out as they should.
Ciao. See you sometime next week where I will be talking Christmas Cake!