It turns out that when a couple separates it is customary — in the antithesis of the Spice Girls song — for one to become two. So next month I’ll be moving into my new flat at Agnes Blackadder Hall in St Andrews, where I’ve been appointed as the new warden.
I feel very honoured and privileged to be given this opportunity. It seems like a very natural move for me, drawing on past experience working in three residential homeless hostels in London, as well as in pastoral care roles in parishes, prison and hospitals, and my last nine and a half years working at the University of St Andrews, as well as four as a student.
(I’ve just realised that I’ve spent 30.6% of my life at St Andrews.)
I’ll still be working as web architect within the digital communications team, the warden role will be alongside that post: evenings and weekends mostly.
I’m really looking forward to the new opportunities, the new challenges, new experiences… and the enormously steep learning curve ahead of me.
As I said a couple of weeks ago: To quote Faith No More: “Life to [me] is a dashing, bold adventure / So sing, and rejoice, sing, and rejoice”.