So fingers crossed I have been having a reeeeeeally good day. I have finally sent off my written work for my interview a week on Monday (which has taken me like all day but I just wanted to be sure!). I realised (since I hadn’t looked at it post head shave yesterday) that waiting for my hair to be done was clearly distracting my mind from my work because looking back at it this morning I couldn’t believe how much I wanted/needed editing and changing. So I am glad I got my hair sorted yesterday!! I am happy with what I have submitted and I hope they are as well. I know he won’t read this, but I can’t even begin to say how amazing the academic at York has been in making sure that an interview can take place outside of when they would be able to get all the partners involved (one will be in London as it involves the whole Science Museum Group not just the NRM), and allowing me to do it by Skype because it’s not feasible on that date for me to be travelling to York. So to you Geoff, I know you had to make it work for me, but you are an incredible man and deserve a medal even if I don’t get this CDA!! But let’s hope everyone else they interview is a load of rubbish 😉.
Next step for the interview now is prepping like a crazy bitch. I have printed out all of my stuff I have given to them and the advert to scrawl all over in the hospital, an amazing girl who was on my Public History MA has offered to email me some academic work through regarding her placement at the NRM, and I’m going to research them, the SMG, the uni, it’s facilities, and the project overall like there is no tomorrow. Then I just have to sell myself! Too much to do? Maybe, but what else am I doing next week but being pumped with chemo for 5 days with some interruptions!?
I am now going to spend the rest of my late afternoon having a little tidy of my room, packing stuff for Monday (I have a fun list - who doesn’t love a list!), and having a little go at some headscarves. Oh and mum bought me a couple of other hats which I will take some photos of because they are wonderful!
Regarding lack of hair, I am so over it now! I was yesterday really, but when I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror it in no way shocked or upset me. If anything I need the ones that haven’t fallen out to hurry up already so I can can have no stubble and a smooth head and even-looking head (such a weirdo). I also can’t stop touching it because I am apparently obsessed with it now. ALSO I tried on Conchita today and it was soooooooooo strange! I looked like the old me again. I am considering it for my interview just because it looks damn good, unless I can kind an amazing headscarf to rock before then! I will get a photo of me and Conchita at some point as well but can’t be bothered today!
Oof, sorry that was a long post but hopefully you stayed with me. Got some lovely visitors coming round tomorrow morning (old music teacher and her daughter, who are insanely amazing, and Stuart with his dad who I haven’t seen in ages and miss beyond words!) which I am excited about! Hopefully I will be feeling and looking good 😉. If any fun development happens later I’ll post again but I’ve bombarded you guys enough already, so love to you all!
Sophie and Blob