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NEW YEAR – OLD ME

Hey…I know what you think that means…I have failed my new years res already…

Suck a fat one! I am SMASHING them!

You know I might have mentioned applying for my masters degree at Leeds Beckett Uni? You know the Strategic & Digital Marketing MSc? Yer… you know! We’ll within a few hours of receiving an email telling me my application had been received, my email notification pinged again.

I had THREE, not one but THREE, UNCONDITIONAL offers for the courses i applied to.

I applied full time and part time to Strat & Digi but i also applied part time to Project management and Marketing.  So, as you can imagine I was giddy as fcuk. Giddy then turned into panic at the prospect of another year or three (depending on the one I chose) and being poor and working my butt off with no sleep and long hours at work and uni. SO like most girls, when I panic I rang my old man.

There is no easy way to make these kind of decisions, especially when you are me. I don’t take risks, I am driven by money and being financially stable (by stable I mean I can eat and I have a roof over mine and the dogs heads) and I am scared of just about anything out of the ordinary in my life. Dad being Dad had nothing but praise and positive thoughts for me. But part time or full?

Part time means three years and juggling hockey and work and trying to find time to study. Full time means I will be skint and financially vulnerable, but it means 1 year (8/9 months of uni and back into the world of being an adult. It would also mean giving up my job, which despite it being hardwork I love! I live the people, the day to day and I love how creative it lets me be.  See my predicament?

Having spent the best part of 3 days thinking about it non-stop, weighing up my job options, the stress, the hours at uni and the duration of each course, I made my decision.

I’M GOING BACK TO FULL TIME! 

As of September the 18th I will be a Uni student again. Strategic & Digital Marketing – Here I bloody come!

1 year wins over three. Full time means I don’t have to give up hockey and I can work a part time or flexible 0 hour contract job around Uni. (I already have several lined up just incase) I am under no illusion it’s going to suck major amounts of D**k but some sacrifices are worth the pain. I am hopeful work may be able to keep me as part time or even freelance but at the end of the day this qualification will put me a step closer to where I want to be in my career and as much as i love what I do now it’s a risk i’ll have to take.

So one resolution down.

A half hearted gym week last week but a gym week none the less! Food prepped for the week and gym bag packed means resolution number two is still on the up.

So yes…Life is scaring me but ima just ride the wave for now. 😀

L x

 

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2017 – What You Sayin?

So 2016 is over…I think we can all breathe a small sigh or release.
What a F**king year? I swear the world lost it’s sh*t last year. (Last year, that sounds good I can get used to that).

I’d sit here and write about the amazing people, famous and otherwise we lost this year , Brexit, the USA elections…I mean come on, what the actual Fcuk happened? But in all honesty 2016 has had its day and I am ready to put it to bed.

I am not usually one for buzzing about new year and getting all giddy about new years resolutions, in fact I am normally in the camp that laughs at all the “new year, new me” bullsh*tters. BUT this year I have gone over to the dark side.  Not just because it’s New year, so much has come to a head in the last few months and I have decided I need more from my life.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not in a bad place and if anything I’m pretty fortunate to have he people in my life that I do. My dogs, my mates, my family and my team. I have a roof over my head and (a little) food in my cupboards so really I should be grateful… Well, screw you it’s my life and if I want to be greedy I will be, so suck it up cupcake. Year of the 317537!

Back to Uni

I have submitted my application to Leeds Beckett University for my masters degree. I haven’t been accepted (yet) but I am pretty hopefully i’ll get onto the course. It’s part time so means i’ll be squeezing it in around work and hockey, but in three years I could potentially have a Masters Degree in Strategic & Digital Marketing. Yeeeeerrrr boi!

Back to the Gym

Next up. Food and the gym. This body needs an overhaul. I am 28 now and it’s slowly dawning on me that I can’t eat cold pizza for breakfast and get away with it anymore. With a few months effort last year I managed to drop a stone and feel loads better. However Christmas happened and so did a broken toe (yes legit excuse!) so it’s been a lazy fat end of the year.

Food prepped and gym back packed for the morning. I am already swearing at my 6am alarm , but hey dogs to walk and fat to burn. 😀 I’m sure i’ll get some photo updates on here at some point – post christmas, white body is a no go without something better to compare it to!

Wish me luck.

 

hny

 

 

Smonday.

So tomorrow is Monday. Why?

I am pretty sure i’ve had longer showers then this weekend. Why have you gone by so damn fast?

Don’t get me wrong I bloody love my job, even when it’s stressful I love it. I work with great people and I essentially get to spend all day being creative BUT and it’s a big, ass BUT  – I love my weekends more.

Weekends mean, lay ins, Hockey matches, drinks and food. They mean chilling out and not getting dressed if i so wish. Weekends are spent mooching about or doing things for me, and yes like I am just that selfish. My weekends are for me.

Weekdays mean, early starts, Dog walks before work, which are rarely uneventful – Lily is pretty antisocial with other dogs (No idea where she gets it). Weekdays mean dragging my weekend binged body to the gym. Weekdays mean not being able to spend 40+ minutes stalking people on instagram. Week days mean working my arse off to get everything I need done so I can chill the fu*k out on a weekend.

All I am saying is that this weekend was too short and my working week seems to be a little to long.

All in favour of of a 3 day weekend and a four day week say “aye”…

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