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Busy bee


Dear friends, please excuse my silence for the rest of last week. Turns out that on Monday evening I started developing a cold which completely blocked my nose for the next couple of days. I started feeling better on Thursday, which is usual case for me – after 3 days it’s mostly gone. Right now I’m only left with a bit of a cough which I hope will disappear soon.

First half of the new week will be very busy for me at work. We’ll be having guests from Spain and UK coming over for 2 days for a visit. I need to prepare some stuff before their arrival and then once they’re here we’ll have a lot of things to discuss and a bunch of fragrance samples to smell. It should be interesting & I hope the discussion will be fruitful.

That said, I won’t be able to post anything new until Friday probably. Please bear with me. From the positive news – The Travelling Box of Perfume is with Shiva Woman and will be soon dispatched to Lisa D., so it seems you might be expecting a box update soon. I’m really looking forward to it.

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Dear friends, there is something important that I have to tell you. Since 1st of December (and that is today) I’m switching my current position from part-time to full-time job. It is due to the fact that a girl who has been originally hired in the laboratory last year got pregnant. She is unable to perform fragrance evaluations (allergens in compositions and smells make her sick now). I was kind of left with no choice, I could either go full-time or laboratory would have to close down for some time. At the same time I would lose my job. What else could I do?

What does this change mean for me and for you? First of all it means that I’m working Monday to Friday, not Monday to Wednesday as I used to while working part-time. It also means that I will be away from home since 5:50 am to 6:30 pm because I didn’t manage to find a flat in PoznaƄ and I don’t want to share the appartement with some strangers, having just a small room for myself. So I will be commuting for a while again. I was traveling like that during last year of studies.

What worries me the most is the fact that I will have much less time for writing the blog posts. On workdays I will probably be too tired to sit at 7:00 pm in front of the computer and write a constructive review of a fragrance. I will try my best to write posts ahead during weekends, if I manage to write 2 pieces during Saturday and Sunday that would be an ideal situation. But when you see the number of posts dropping, you will at least know what is the reason behind it.

Can I be honest with you? I’m really scared of this entire situation! I don’t know if I’m the right person to run this laboratory just by myself. Sure I gained some experience during the months there when I was an intern and part-time worker later, but I don’t think it’s enough. I know a lot about perfume but I have no experience with scents for home care or fabric care and we do a lot of projects for these branches. We’ll see what happens next. If I fail, they will fire me. That will be the time to spread my wings and start my own project. Fingers crossed? Your support is my strength.

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