Thursday, April 25

Life Lately #2

Howdy, long time no speak! Lots has changed recently and I'm finally ready to talk you through the last month or so for me. I'm currently find the fine line between being too personal on the internet, but I think it's only fair to explain where I've been.

Changing Careers
I recently decided to quit my retail job as I was really unhappy, under a lot of pressure and the stress started affecting my health. Luckily, I have an extremely supportive Mum who helped me leave whilst I searched for a new job. I knew I wasn't going to stay in a shop forever, and I was ready for a new adventure. 

Job Hunt
The search for something new was a lot harder than I thought. Days flew by quite quickly whilst I realised that jobs were hard to come by. You know when you hear people say "there aren't any jobs" and you think to yourself, "of course there is". No seriously, I could barely find something to suit me! I didn't give in and ended up applying for all sorts of jobs. I lost count of how many I actually applied for, or how many interviews I went to, but eventually I was finally offered 3 (yes, THREE) in the same day! I was quite overwhelmed and it felt amazing that after two months of being unemployed and struggling, I now had a choice! (The other two positions were actually for Lloyds Bank and on a brand new Liz Earle counter.)

New Job
So the new position I accepted is working for a Publishing company as a Sales & Features Executive. It's a fancy name but basically means I sell the ad space for three magazines that the company owns. I also attend meetings, do a little editorial and photography, keep up the four websites, and lots of other exciting things. The job comes with a ton of perks too which is exciting. I started two weeks ago and it's already going really well. I feel a lot happier.

The Beauty Closet
Although most of my time has been taken up by my new job recently, The Beauty Closet is still ticking along nicely and it recently got a re-vamp! I've made it clearer and easier to view products, so please let me know what you think. Sometimes, I'm not quite sure how I run a shop alongside the other crazy things in my life, but I do and it's my baby.

Exciting Opportunities
Last week, I headed to London for a meet up with some other bloggers which was absolutely brilliant. I met some lovely people who I talk to regularly on twitter, plus the She Said Beauty team again. You can read more in my previous post here.
I've also booked tickets to go up to Manchester in May as I've been invited by my lovely friend Hannah to stay with her! It's a 5 hour journey by train (long, I know!) but I can't wait to see Hannah and Dionne again.
I'm also coming to IMATS in June with Dionne too! AH, I literally am so excited because I can meet some of my favourite youtubers and friends. It should be pretty good.
Finally, Rich and I might have booked somewhere hot in June too ;)

As you can tell, I'm a busy bee right now and finally finding my feet again. I also got a new car which I absolutely love driving, I upgraded my Citroen C1 and it's beautiful. I'll have videos and posts back again soon, just needing a little break to focus on things going on around me. See you soon, promise I won't be long.
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25 comments

  1. Congrats on your new job!! Hope all goes really well for you, you deserve it x
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  2. Your new job sounds so exciting! Hope you and Rich get your holiday sorted, I wouldn't say no to a nice trip to Italy! x

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    1. Thanks Hayley, it is exciting! Holiday is sorted ;) xx

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  3. Aww, your new job sounds fantastic! I know what you mean about there being no jobs. People don't believe me when I say that there is literally no jobs out there (well, ones that interest me anyway!) Sounds like a brilliant opportunity! :)

    xx

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    1. Yeah its hard to find opportunities these days but if you're looking, don't give up! xx

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  4. Am so happy to hear that things are starting to slot into place for you :)
    I remmeber that I spent months and months job hunting for a way to get out of my retail job but it was so worth it in the end!!

    Happy thoughts being sent your way!!
    x

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    1. I'm glad you can relate Nicola, it really was tough! Thank you! xx

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  5. wow well done! what a lovely post, so optimistic. actually lifted my day! so happy for you :) Xx

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    1. aw thank you so much! I'm glad :D xx

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  6. Yay for the new job, well done :)

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  7. If you need any advice on where to eat or go in Manchester, gimme a shout. There's a great place that does cocktail for £2 :)

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    1. ah perfect, thanks Sophie!! I might take you up on that nearer the time :) xx

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  8. Congratulations on the new job, sounds like you're really a lot happier there and things are going well! That actually sounds like the perfect kind of job I want to find right now, so if there are any more send them my way haha - having no lucky applying for graduate jobs at the moment! xx

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    1. thanks Jo! I was so so lucky, I don't even have a degree! Good luck searching, its extremely tough xx

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  9. Sooooooo excited. manchester won't know what's hit it! Xxxx

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    1. omg I know, I can't WAIT. Only a month away! xx

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  10. Congratulations on your new job :) I work in a shop and I cannot wait to move on to something new and exciting!

    I hope you have a nice holiday where every you may go :)

    Amy xx
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    1. thanks Amy, good luck finding something :) ta! xx

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  11. Congrats on your new job! Really enjoyed this post! X

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  12. Wow you have been busy! Congrats on your new job it sounds fab :)

    xxx

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  13. I used to do the five hour train journey to Manchester a lot! I'm from Preston which is about an hour away from Mancs and my fiance lived there all last year so I was constantly shuffling between Bournemouth and the North West. It's not actually as bad a journey as you think it'll be - you get so much stuff done!

    Congrats on your new job. (:
    xx

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  14. Well done on ur new job chick hope u okay missing seeing ur videos xxx

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