Standby… Life/Blog Update
Thank you for stopping by. Please forgive the tumbleweed and sound of crickets around lately, I’m taking some time to go through this blog and revamp a few things. I know I promised to post more often, but to be honest I’ve been drawing a blank lately.
In case I never mentioned it, back in November I decided that university was no longer for me. I enjoyed the educational experience and the lifestyle, and I am extremely grateful for the fun times spent with friends. But looking ahead, it was obvious I was on the wrong path and causing myself unnecessary stress, working towards a goal I no longer felt passion for.
…The simple truth is that returning to the real world without a bursary to save your ass every 3 months is EXPENSIVE! Going back to reality is tough! University has left me with both student debt (which hopefully I won’t have to worry about for a while, if ever), but also the debt of being a grown adult with bills, expenses, family and responsibilities, trying to survive on little to no income. Sadly it was time to go back to work, I hate being an adult!
The last few months have revolved entirely around:
- Getting and starting a new job
- Getting my bank account back in the black
- Christmas stresses
- Trying to adjust to everyday life in a less than ideal living situation
Quite frankly, life spent working your butt off and trying pull money out of thin air is extremely boring! Sadly I’ve had no money to do anything or travel anywhere fun lately, so I’ve had nothing exciting to write about, sorry.
The goals I am working towards right now include:
- Earning money
- Becoming financially stable/comfortable
- Paying off my credit card
- Putting some money aside for a rainy day/having savings
- Learning, travelling and experiencing more
- Moving out or to a new town
- Having more fun
- Regaining a social life
- All while finding interesting things to blog about
This means I need an interesting life and to pick a new path or adventure soon. Experience tells me that working in a shop with no purpose or distractions is extremely boring and will drive me mad. I need a hobby or to go travelling. In the meantime I’m thinking of taking a Leisure Learning course in Photography, as I really miss the Photography Society at uni.
I need to get back on the horse! There are some unfinished blog posts I need to update and get posted, but I am currently researching fun topics to post. I am also trying to make interesting plans for summer, so that I can take pretty photos and make contact with other human beings, (besides the little old ladies I serve all day at work). I need a social life! And to find an interesting and affordable hobby to keep me sane while slaving away back in retail, paying off debts. Are there university-like societies in the real world?
I apologise for putting this blog on the sidelines, but life got in the way. Hopefully summer will spark up some inspiration. I’m in the process of making lots of changes and life decisions, so I thank you for stopping by and continuing to check in. It is very much appreciated! x