Monday, 21 October 2013

Catch up with me!

Hey Everyone,

As I’ve been blogging for a couple of months now I though it would be nice to write a post about what’s going on in my life right now. I’ll warn you now this might be quite text heavy but I hope you enjoy it J

Lets start with jobs and careers; I finished university in June and have my graduation ceremony coming up in November. I am so excited to get all dressed up in my robes, see my uni friends, get my degree in paper form and celebrate with my closest family and friends. I am extra excited because my brother Andy is coming back from Oz (that's him below with a Koala!), after being away for like 2 years…buzzing. There is so much I have to look forward to in the next month and obviously I’m going to have to go shopping and buy a brand new outfit, shoes, lipstick and eyelashes. The works.

Something I didn’t anticipate when leaving university was how hard it would be to get a job! I really expected when I went to graduation I’d catch up with everyone and be like yeah I’m in a job I love and getting on my career ladder. That’s so not the case. Sadly I have had no luck through summer getting jobs because I didn’t have any ‘office’ experience or believe it or not I was over qualified. The vicious circle starts of oh you need experience for this job, but I can't get a job get experience because I don't have experience. Instead of dwelling of rejection I focused my energy on other things, which I'll come to later in this post.  Back to jobs, currently I am in an unpaid position, in an office, yay. Originally I was there to do marketing but things haven’t panned out like that, I am basically a personal assistant right now and getting things organised for the busy selling period. Although this isn’t what I expected I now have ‘office’ experience with high responsibility and a good reference. Silver lining. With my new found office experience I am back on the hunt for a job in my career line. I’m not giving up that easily and I’m sure something will come soon. One day. I hope.

As I mentioned before I have been focusing my energy on different things and my main concentration was on my weight. Through college and university my weight increased a lot and with the uni lifestyle I could never get back to what I was in like school. Even though I was still fairly big in school I was still happy and confident. This summer I really stripped back my diet and really got into exercising everyday, as I had the time with not working and all.  I took over all the cooking and food shopping at home so I could really control portion size, snacks in the house and create tasty low cal meals. I have learnt so much about food, portion control and my own personal strengths. I am now finally, after loosing a stone and a half, back to the weight I was in year 11, maybe even slimmer because my prom dress is a little loose. As you can imagine I am so chuffed with myself and have so much determination. I still have a way to go before my goal weight but I can’t wait for this time next year to see what my progress is.

Now the big things are out the way heres just a few small things that have happened to me recently:
  ->  I have now been driving for 5 years.
  ->   I’ve finally picked up my DSLR camera after 3 years of not taking pictures.
  -> Although fed up on the job front I am happier than I have been for a while with anxiety to a minimum :) 
  -> I'm going to see The Big Reunion in December with my friend Kirsty. So excited. 

I think that's about it for now, hope you've enjoyed catching up with me. If you fancy keeping up with my daily antics then follow me on Twitter @jenfarny or more beauty stuff follow me on Instagram @jenfarny. 

1 comment :

  1. Jennyyyy I love reading your little blog, it is soo you. I'llgrade you an A+ like we always used to on the bebo essay's ha. I miss you owly :P xx.