Thursday, 2 August 2012

Dream Set!

I'm delighted to announce that I just accepted an offer from Dream Set. Am mad with joy.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Honestly, too nervous to write

Yes. I've been terrible over the last 3 or 4 weeks. Pupillage interviews, a new temp job, the olympics - all sorts of excuses not to blog, and I am actually sorry about that. The support on this blog, from comments, tweets, emails, all of it, it's made this whole process go much, much more easily than it could have done. I owe you all a great deal of thanks.

So how do things stand? I'm still in the running in three Sets - including 'Dream Set'. Dream Set is like that girl who used to sit at the back of the classroom at school. She never looked at you, she never showed any interest in you - and yet you dared to dream. So, getting a first round interview with Dream Set was like that girl agreeing to go on a date with you. Getting a second round interview was like her actually turning up. Getting an offer would be a 'proper kiss' goodnight. Reserve list would be a peck on the cheek. Rejection would be her reacting badly to the food and vomiting in my lap - all that work to actually get a chance, and throwing it all away at the last moment.

Do I think I'll get an offer with Dream Set? No. But by God I'd love it if that would happen.

Anyhow, some time after 9am tomorrow I'll find out. For now I'll sit here, watching the olympics, too nervous to do very much at all, too nervous to sleep - daring to daydream about some good new tomorrow.

It's like Christmas Eve, but knowing that there's a strong possibility that when I wake up I'll discover that Santa has in fact robbed my house.

Pupillage Eve

So, some time after 9am tomorrow I find out whether I have a pupillage. I've been terrible at updating this log in recent weeks - this evening I hope to sit down, write a few posts and get you all caught up with the state of play.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

No takers...

Sadly no one came to find me at 7.04. Well, Ladyfemale did but she was one minute late so no money for her.

D-Day results

On Monday I posted that I was expecting news on a number of second rounds. Well, I got lots of news, and all of it was bad. 4 post-interview rejections in the space of a few hours.

I'm not going to lie, I felt pretty low for a while, but got cheered up no end when I got a phone call from my dream Set offering me a second round. I'm petrified, but if I fail I'll go down fighting.

I owe you, dear readers, a tenner

BPTC results came out today. Considering how much I've moaned an whined in anticipation of failing, I feel quite embarrassed. You see, miraculously (and only God knows how) I managed to get an Outstanding.

In my last post I made the Internet a wager, stating that I'd failed civil. Obviously, I didn't, and apologise for my melodrama.

I will be at an undisclosed location at 7.04pm this evening. If you find me and ask for your tenner, I shall give it to you. At 7.05pm, all bets are off.

Monday, 2 July 2012

D-Day (well, the first of many)

Due to hear back from at least 5 first rounds today.

Already had two post-interview rejections this morning. Feeling completely inadequate, but we survive and grow stronger.

Results for the BPTC on Thursday. Tenner says I've failed civil.