Apologies for the late night post - for those of you who aren't nocturnal ;)
I'm currently sitting back on my bed, in the middle of my evening skin routine (current stage - eye masks!) with Toy Story 3 playing on Netflix. The only thing that isn't here right now is a lovely mug of coffee, but i'm trying to improve my sleeping pattern. Which sadly means less or even no caffeine after 10pm! *sobs*.
In this series of 'late night ramblings' I thought it would be nice to reflect on how June has been for me. I feel like I've done quite a lot within the last month. It's worth talking about!
For those of you who might not have known, I went to Paris at the beginning of June with my boyfriend. Want to know what I got up to? Check out these posts! Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four and Part Five. I adored Paris, its a stunning place to go to in the world. I went to the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame, Bastille markets and Disneyland Paris! I have a love for photography (without wanting to be too much of a tourist) I was taking pictures of the sights on my Sony digital G Lens camera. I've put up all my photos from my journey to Paris on my Flickr Account. Please do have a look! If you have a Flickr account, do follow me - i'll follow back! I'd love to see what you all enjoy capturing! It was such a wonderful holiday. I suppose it's now fulfilled my desire to visit other countries a lot more. Explore the different cultures and lifestyles too. Hey i'm 21 this year, this could happen!
A little later into June, I finally settled into my new job in the shop i'll be working in. I've gone from working in retail with mobile phones, to now working in the retail fashion industry for Monsoon/Accessorize as an assistant manager. I love my new job! I feel like this is a new challenge that I just can't wait to tackle! I feel so much happier too. It's a new environment with a different customer base. I'm a people person - so working in a shop is great for me! I find the little things also add up, which can sometimes take an effect on your attitude to your work life. I really don't mind commuting, I drive and have easy access to train travel and buses if need be. The journey everyday in my last job seemed to have taken its toll on my after a while. (which i'd shrug off as soon as I reached my destination). I used to drive everyday (and still do! Just in a different direction), other cars on the road, pedestrians and getting stuck in traffic unexpectedly would create this ball of stress that would just sit on my chest and hang around for at least the beginning of the day. Hey ho! I've no longer need to worry about any of that. I'm feeling a whole lot better and back to my happy normal self!
I had a little think earlier on my lunch break today at work. I'm really happy with how my life has panned out so for when it comes to achievements and work. I don't think i'd change a thing! I left school after achieving my a levels, and got into full time employment as soon as I could. University was always something that I wanted to do when I was younger. Approaching closer to the time, the sparkling image of studying at a university seemed to have fizzled out. I began weighing up my options and realised that as great as university is for some people with certain career aspirations. Though, for someone like myself, I wanted to get myself that working experience and climb the ladder my own way.
Before getting involved with full time employment. I did debate on studying photography, but pondering on the idea of what i'd actually do after university left me a little unsure if pursuing it through something like university for something for me. I have my own Flickr account which I've had since I studied photography for my A levels. I think i'll just keep it as a hobby for my own interests. There's nothing to say I don't study it further, just without the assistance of going to university.
I've just realised after finishing this post, I really have rambled on quite a bit aha! Apologies for it being a long text post! I'm glad I can share what i'm thinking about on here.
I'm happy with what I've achieved. I'm also rather open to what the future has in store for me. I really do think the path I've chosen is the one for me!