I have decided to try and kick my blog up a gear, actually get a hold of this and try and update it with some sort of regularity.
This has lead me to create a new Facebook Page for the blog. Quite exciting! It’s a bit bare at the moment, but I’m getting to grips with it still.
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This evening I have officially got into my first singledom slump. One of those evenings where is seems almost everyone on your Facebook or Twitter or even friends texting you are talking about weddings or babies or maybe even both.
I know these days are going to come and go. But this evening it is bothering me. Not in a horrible way. I am genuinely happy for my friends. But it is times like these that I wonder if it will ever happen for me.
It probably doesn’t help that I haven’t had the best of Monday’s. My week was nicely kicked off by waking up to the feeling that my neck was twice it’s usual width due to the glands being swollen with cold. Confirming that my scratchy throat from the weekend wasn’t bad hay fever after all but the beginnings of a cold. Great.
Then I had a ladies issues appointment with the nurse. Completely undignified and uncomfortable. So yeah. Not the best start to the week.
I’m also in a massive Slimming World slump. I need to try and restart with my original enthusiasm. I need to remind myself why I joined in the first place. Set myself some targets to achieve and actually get the hell on with it! No excuses. No reasons to sabotage myself.
Things are not going to change unless I change them.
After a lot of soul searching, I have decided to put some serious effort into doing some career research. I can’t stay in my current job. It’s eating away at my well being. I have lost all motivation for my work.
I work in a customer service call centre, I answer calls rather than do cold calling. This was never what I was supposed to do. I took a job in the company, originally as a temp, as a stop gap between university going down the pan and figuring out what I wanted to do with my work life.
Seven years later I’m a permanent member of staff and still here. Doing a completely different role to what I started out in. I never intended to be in the customer facing part, originally I was in the back office part of the business which was quite nice and relaxed and not having to speak with customers.
But, as with a lot of companies, I was pushed around different teams and areas of the business and ended up on the front lines.
I have been doing this particular role for about 2 years now, maybe more it all merges in to one after a while, and I have officially had enough and need something new to challenge me.
The main focus of my search is going into getting beauty treatment qualifications. In manicures to start off with then branch out into other things like hand massage, make up and nail art. The theory is that I will do this at evening classes around work and then once I’m qualified I’ll do some work on the side of my regular job and see if I can build up some business.
Annoyingly, the beauty college closest to me has stopped doing the nail and manicures course that sounded perfect for me. So I am in a hunt for a similar course that I don’t have to travel too far for. I would do a study at home course but I think I need to be in a classroom environment to make sure I knuckle down to it. However, if there isn’t a course at a day or time I can do, then I will have to go for that instead.
I really hope that it pays off. Life is too short to be in a job I hate.
Seems I have been a bit slack at updating my blog with my 100 happy days. But if you’ve followed me on Instagram, you’ll have seen it. If not then look below!
My beautiful brother. Spent the majority of the day with him today which made me happy. Although I think I might have talked his ear off over lunch. But still, was a good day! (This is an old picture, wasn’t taken today)
Hobbycraft makes me happy. So many arty crafty things to buy and get ideas from!
Visiting today has actually made me get out my drawing things and get a bit creative. Which I haven’t done for a very long time.
Only problem is, I bought some new artist pens and they are awesome! Which means I want more. Can’t even get others to buy them for me as a present, my birthday isn’t until November!