Archive | July 2014

The difficulty of job hunting

At the moment, job hunting feels like a lose-lose situation.

After applying for what seems like a hundred jobs, I either get a reply saying that I am too qualified; a reply saying that I don’t have enough experience; or no reply at all.

I understand the fact that companies would rather employ somebody who knows what they are doing, therefore require less time being taught procedures, but that doesn’t help those who don’t quite have enough experience yet.

For all they know, I, like many others could extremely capable of doing the job and able to learn the procedures very quickly; but they don’t even give us a chance. Despite the fact I have a degree within that sector, they opt for somebody who has more experience than me within the industry to save them time and money teaching unexperienced recruits. Continue reading

Life as a Graduate!

On Thursday, I turned twenty-one and graduated from university!

Leading up to the day I should have been really excited, but I wasn’t. I couldn’t look forward to my birthday because I was so scared about graduation, but now that I have done it, I have realised that I really did have nothing to worry about.

Thursday morning, I woke up and bypassed the fact that it was my birthday. I didn’t want to open any of my cards and presents until I could enjoy it after the ceremony was over. I was a huge bag of nerves, but somehow I managed to keep it under control… Well, until I got my gown!

Once I received my gown and mortar board, reality sunk in. “Wow, I am actually off to graduate”. That was it for me – my anxiety completely took over and I had trouble trying to pull myself together. Where we collected our gowns from and where the ceremony took place, there was roughly a ten minute walk to get there. The whole way there I was trying not to heave whilst my parents were around me, supporting me and reassuring me that I don’t have to go through with it if I’m not up to it.

BUT… I DID IT! Continue reading

The Disney Tag!

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Sophie from Sophie Jane Blogs tagged me to do ‘The Disney Tag’. I absolutely love the idea of this tag because I adore Disney so I’m really excited to do it! So thank you Sophie for tagging me, and apologies that it has taken me so long to get round to doing it!

So, let’s go… 😀

Snow White: Do You Consider Yourself Beautiful?

I always say that everybody is beautiful in their own way – which I actually truly believe. However, when somebody calls me beautiful/pretty/stunning etc, I find it difficult to take the compliment and believe it, so I automatically assume they are “just saying it”. Although, that isn’t supposed to sound ungrateful.. of course I am grateful for compliments, I just find them hard to take 🙂 To be honest, I am happy with the way I look. Everybody has their own insecurities but everybody is beautiful in their own way 🙂d

Sleeping Beauty: How Many Hours Do You Sleep At Night?

Hmm, I don’t think I sleep as much as I should. I usually get into bed at about 10.30/11pm, but I usually can’t actually fall asleep until about 2am. Although the last couple of nights it has been nearer 1am. I then wake up some time between 9.30am and 11am depending how tired I am, or how what my plans are for the day!

Cinderella: Do You Have A Curfew?

I don’t any more. Over the last couple of years I have became much more independent due to moving out and into university. I didn’t have anybody to tell me any different their – I made my own rules. Since moving home I don’t have a curfew, but my mum always likes to get a text every now and then just to let her know I am safe. Continue reading

Where am I?

I feel so guilty. I feel as though I am constantly apologising lately for not posting, when previously I posted every single day. I am not abandoning my blog or forgetting about you all at all, I promise! It’s just since I have moved home from university, I seem to be constantly busy and by the time I get into bed (which is when I usually do my writing), I am far too tired so grab my book instead.

But I do have reasons for being so quiet the last couple of weeks…

Firstly, since moving home, I have literally had to do a huge spring clean in my bedroom. I have no idea how I have accumulated so much extra stuff in the three years I have been at university.. but I have. I got home, only to realise that I have no space for anything to go once I unpacked, so I have had to go through all of my old belongings and clothes to throw out in order to make more room…. This is a pretty difficult task when you have SO much stuff that you want to keep!

I am so excited right now as well, as I have been really busy with my mobile nail business! I have been running it for a couple of years now, but barely promoted it during the last year due to being so busy with university and life drama’s. But now that I have finished uni, I am able to focus all of my attention on my nail business, and have been able to offer customers something new! Continue reading