Changing jobs for the first time

What an absolute ball-ache. And this is just me changing from one part time job to another over the summer whilst I’m off uni – I can’t imagine what it’s like doing this on an actual full time scale when there really is a lot riding on it!

 

I’d been in my old job since near enough the second I turned 16. I was super shy and had basically no experience with the ‘real world’. 4 years later, I was confident at work, had been given lots of responsibility where I was working and has made some really good friends. But at the age of 20, I figured it was time to add something else to my CV and give myself a new challenge. Plus my new job is within walking distance to my house so it’s super convenient!

 

I was surprisingly calm on my first day (I’m usually a nervous wreck over the smallest things) but I really managed to just enjoy it. Getting to know a new group of people, be in a different environment and just try something new. Seeing as I’ve never changed jobs before there was a few challenges I hadn’t anticipated…

 

First of all? P45s. I’d only ever heard of them before, and I knew that you got them when you left a job, but I didn’t know how you got them or what to do what you do with them. Well it turns out you get them in the post, after a rather long wait, and after you’ve had to pay emergency tax because you didn’t have your P45 yet. And then you give them to your new employer, who will probably deal with it as slowly as the last one did.

 

I’d also forgotten what it is like not being totally up on who’s who at work. It’s important to suss out as soon as possible: who’s shagging who, who you can trust, and who you should avoid revealing even the smallest details of your personal life too. Even on a more professional note, learning a new chain of command and what issues are who’s problem – if that makes any sense at all.

 

But it’s only been a fortnight, and I think I’m doing alright at the role itself. Will keep you posted xxx

Room tour-ish

So I just decorated my bedroom back home ready for when I move for the summer at the end of this university year (here’s to living at home till I’m 50 thanks to my crippling student loan, am I right?) so I thought I’d share. As you’ll have learn if you managed to get to the end of my 50 questions TMI tag, grey is my favourite colour, so that’s what I wanted for my room. My old room had all sorts of colours (and wholes in the wallpaper from a previous post obsession in my early teens – High School Musical, I’m blaming you). So I just want to create somewhere light and airy if that makes sense, where I can go next year to escape my dissertation!

 

Here is my bed before…

IMG_1221.PNG

IMG_1220.PNG

And here is bed area after!

IMG_1219

Brighter right? I’ll include a few more ‘after’ pics below, but probably not anymore ‘before’ pictures cause you know, embarrassed! I’m thinking of introducing a house plant somewhere, they’re supposed to bring calming energy or something right?

IMG_1211.JPG

’50 TMI questions tag’

So I feel like the point of a tag is to do after you’ve been tagged in it but I haven’t really made any buds in the blogosphere yet so I’m just tagging myself!
What are you currently wearing?

My pyjamas, as per!
Have you ever been in love?

Yes.

Did you ever had a terrible breakup?

Also yes…

How old are you?

19, turning 20 this month eurgh

How tall are you?

5’3 so I think it’s more a case of ‘how short are you?’

How much do you weigh?

Not a clue, would rather not know.

Do you have any piercings?

2 x ear lobe piercings in each other. Helix & tragic in my left ear. Conch & anti-tragus in my right near. Left nostril and belly button.

Do you have any tattoos?

Not yet but give me time…

What’s your favorite drink?

Tea, water & purple rain!

What’s your favorite song?

Soft Cell – Tainted Love (yes I know it’s a cover)

What’s your Zodiac sign?

Taurus.

How long does it take you to shower?

10 minutes, if no shaving is required.

What’s favorite show?

Neighbours, Holby City (yes I’m an old lady), RuPaul’s Drag Race, Sex in the City, Girls, Orange is the New Black…

What’s your favorite bands?

The White Stripes, U2, Kasabian, Knee High Fox, Oasis…

Something you really miss?

Life before depression.

Where do you go when you’re sad?

My room, to be alone.

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

I always get up an hour and a half before I have to leave the house, and that’s including bath/shower, drying hair, breakfast, procrastinating…

Have you ever been in a physical fight?

loooool have you seen me?

What turns you on?

Confidence

What turns you off?

Cockiness

Quality you look for in a partner?

Ambition

What’s your favorite color?

Grey or black

Loud music or soft?

I like it loud

Favorite Quote?

‘There’s nothing quite like vomiting together to turn you into old friends.’ -Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar)

Favorite actor?

Mila Kunis *drools*

The reason you joined YouTube?

Erm I guess I’ll answer this in relation to WordPress, just to put my rambles out there somewhere really.

Do you have any fears? What they are?

I’m terrified of bugs, like flies, bees, moths, all of it.

What’s the last thing that made you cry?

Depression.

Meaning behind your YouTube Name?

WordPress again; I am a millennial with many problems.

Last time you said you loved someone?

To my mumma, earlier.

Last book you read?

Mad Girl – Bryony Gordon

The book you’re currently reading?

The Food Medic (Dr Hazel Wallace’s) book, I’m not 100% sure on it’s title but I’m absolutely obsessed with her. If you want some motivation, look no further than this superhuman lady (she’s also ridiculously kind too).

Last show you watched?

Britain’s Got Talent, I needed some light-hearted cheering up.

Last place you were?

I’ve been home since I finished work so I guess work.

Last sport you played?

Pound Fit. If you don’t know what it is look into it at once!!!!

Who’s the last person you talked to?

My mum. And I probably owe her and apology for being a bit snappy, I’m just really struggling with my exams being just days away.

Last song you sang?

Something Melanie Martinez (fun fact: I met her a year ago today!!)

Favorite chat up line?

Do people still use those? (I mean away from Tinder)

Do you have a crush?

Hmm…

The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

Colleagues, but good friends too! She’s a good egg.

Favorite food?

I love sweets. Jelly babies, wine gums, fruit pastilles. Toast is also maybe my favourite too. I just love bread in all forms cause you know, carbs.

Place you want to visit?

European cities! And Thailand.

What’s the last time you kissed someone?

On a night out hahahah.

Last time you were insulted?

At work: ‘trust you to be eating🙃’

Favorite flavor of sweet?

Everyone prefers the blackcurrant/strawberry ones right?

What instruments do you play??

The TINIEST bit of guitar.

Favorite piece of jewelry?

A necklace my parents got me a few Christmases ago, it says ‘I am, I am, I am’ (a Sylvia Plath quote)

Have you ever used it?

I don’t get this question?

Last time you hung out with anyone?

God knows, I’m such an awkward turtle.

Who should answer these questions next?

Anyone who actually made it this far, bless you.

What I WON’T be blogging about…

Seeing as I’ve been a bit vague on what this blog will involve, maybe I can shed some light by being a bit more specific about what it won’t involve…

  • Whilst I would like this blog to have a lovely, Instagram-worthy aesthetic, I am terrible at photography I’m doubtful there’ll be any of that.
  • Makeup guidance. I love makeup, but unfortunately, no matter how many tutorials I watch my skills don’t seem to quite be taking off, so I may give you my thoughts on some products that help me achieve something half decent, but I’ll spare you any advice presented in the way of ‘tutorials’.
  • Selfies/outfit posts. I’m really not a selfie person. I wish I was more comfortable taking photos but I’m not. I haven’t uploaded to Insta for 18 months and my FB profile picture is over a year old. I’ll probably post one when I next go all out for a big occasion (and use that picture across all my social media for another 18 months).
  • Fitness advice. I love to workout, most of the time, not because of the workout itself but how much better I feel after. But I know nothing about it and am in no position to share any ‘wisdom’ I think I might have!
  • Cooking/recipe posts. I love food. I wished I love making it, but with the half a fridge shelf I have for storage at university my creativity has died when it comes to food. I also have a slight ready meal habit – oops.So there we go. Just a little list of things I know nothing about and will try not to subject you to my very limited knowledge!

 

PS – I’m trying to bang out a few posts so if anyone does find this blog, there’ll be a couple of posts for you to actually read! I’ll try post maybe twice a week once things get settled!

First post

Hello. Welcome.

First post. First one’s always the hardest right? I guess I should tell you what this blog is about and why I’ve started blogging.

I’ll start with the second question. I’ve been thinking about blogging for a while now. I did want to blog my time at university but as I’m coming up to my second year that’s gone a little bit out of the window! I guess I was kind of too embarrassed to blog before, but I don’t know why or what I was embarrassed of so that’s a bit of a pants reason.

And now, what am I going to be blogging about? Everything, nothing, not too sure. I have a lot of opinions! Just whatever comes to mind, and hopefully it amuses a few people along the way.

So if you made it to the end of this post, thanks very much. I hope you stick around & enjoy what’s to come.

#MillennialProblems