Gosh, has it really been 3 months since my last blog post?!
I’m not going to lie, i would say that the last 3 months have been pretty full on in terms of changes/decision making. The three main areas which have been impacted the most in my life are: work, education and family. So let me get started on giving you an in look into my hectic life recently…
I’m not sure if i have ever mentioned my work history on my blog before, but for those of you who may not be aware, i do temping to earn money. Since leaving school back in 2012 (6 years ago…trust me i haven’t got a clue where the time has gone!) I’ve had quite a few roles under my belt. This has been great in terms of gaining experience in various office environments and meeting lots of people along the way. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve been offered a few permanent roles during this time, but i can honestly say that the longest i have stayed in a job role is a year. To put in bluntly, a role has never quite captivated me enough to want to settle down and be like ‘Yeah, i could see myself working here for the next few years…’ I have taken on permanent work thinking OK, maybe its going to happen, but the reality is there has always been something missing for me…PASSION. Which leads me onto my next point…
When you’re a fresh school leaver, you and all of your friends are suppose to be planning the best summer before embarking on your separate ways and heading off to Uni right? Wrong. Unlike most of my friends, i made the decision to bypass uni and head straight into work life. I suppose when i was 17 years old, i was eager to get out of the classroom and into earning money. A pretty standard way of thinking for a young person to be fair. At the time, i knew that i wanted a role within the media industry i just didn’t realise how difficult it would be to get one!
Anyways fast forward a few years of finding myself, gaining work experience and all that jazz, i have finally come to a point of realisation. I’d quite like to give University a try. Scary, i know! Its taken me a while to gain the confidence in taking control of the direction i’d like my life to head in. Being 24, I’ve had major doubt questioning whether its too late, or if i’m silly for wanting to take on the stress (Essays, dissertations…oh gosh). But, I’ve received a lot of support from friends and family members encouraging me with this decision- and i am honestly grateful for this. The sheer fact in knowing that this next phase of my life is being taken to better myself and future makes me really happy.
The subject i have chosen to study is marketing, and i couldn’t be happier with this decision. When filling out my Ucas applications the first time round (back in 2012), i put media…but its amazing how taking the time to find myself these past 6 years has helped me zone in on my real areas of interest. Marketing is such a diverse field to get into and i believe that my love for blogging/ YouTube has stemmed from this. And guess what… I’ve already received two conditional offers! All of my uni choices are located in London (trust me, the temptation to get the heck out of London recently has been all to real !) I’m also hoping to move out during this period with the help of a maintenance loan/temping on the side. By the end of my 3 years at Uni, i hope to have gained the right tools in order to confidently shape my career…it would be great to step into a marketing executive/brand co-coordinator role. Not too bad of a plan aye?
Family life has been a little hectic lately as unfortunately, my Nan passed away Saturday 12th May. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, especially if its someone who has made such an impact in your life.
In all honesty, it will take a while to come to grips with the fact that she is no longer with us, however its important to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. At the end of the day, its about keeping the persons memory alive and focusing on the legacy which they have left behind. I know that during this difficult time, it’s hard to see the positive. But if i can encourage anyone who might be going through a similar situation, you need to remember to stay strong. Be a strong source for your family and most importantly for yourself. Know that it’s OK to have moments of sadness and allow yourself to grieve. Having an amazing support system is always helpful and i’d like to thank everyone who has reached out and offered there wishes. There will always be a void now that my Nan has gone, but i find comfort in the fact of knowing that she is no longer in pain, no longer suffering and finally at peace. Heaven has gained another angel and i know she will be watching over me and my family. Rest in beautiful peace Nanny xxx
Thanks so much for reading this post, it’s been a while and an update was long over due. If there are any areas which you would like me to expand on, feel free to drop me a comment or just some general feedback would be much appreciated! I’d be more than happy to discuss my experience of the world of temping, sending off Uni applications as an independent or even dealing with the loss of a loved one. My Uni course is due to start in September which means that in addition to temping, i should have a bit of free time to get back into blogging. I’m thinking of also doing an update video over on my YouTube channel (which is in desperate need of a bit of TLC) so be sure to keep an eye on that! Once again, thanks for reading…Happy blogging!