January saw me seriously cut down the caffeine. Limiting myself to one weak coffee per day was a refreshing break, but living on green tea was always unacceptable as a long term commitment. Finally, it was February, and I was first in the queue for a double espresso with extra presso. But my coffee holiday had heightened my senses to something.
I am working in my third agency. At my first agency, my manager always asked me to deliver information “In a nutshell please Beth!” when time was of the essence, and my detailed narrations were perceived to be a little much. In my second agency, it appeared I had mastered the art of verbal summary but to the detriment of my expressions.
We all get carried away at Christmas, it’s part of the fun. Whether that’s eating your body weight in Quality Streets, buying enough presents to sit under and occupy a forest of Christmas Trees or drinking your sixth mulled wine on a Tuesday night and going to work the next day because… well f*ck it, it’s Christmas. However, getting carried away with the season isn’t just limited to Wednesday morning hangovers, it can also spill out into the work we do.
2018 has been a rollercoaster of a year. At the end of March we were closing our best year ever financially but with the knowledge that by July we would have a big hole in the numbers for the coming year.
It was a year of mood rings, Bang On The Door pencil cases, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and the film that changed all our lives, Titanic. And just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, 1997 was topped off when the best female group in the entire history of my 11-year life released ‘Never Ever’.