"It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn"

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Sometimes life gets a little hectic and it's easy to get swept up in it all, get stressed, in my case get sick (yep hello Laryngitis for the umpteenth time in less than a year) and get a  breakout reminiscent of a mountain range on my chin, delightful. But no matter how hectic and crazy life gets it's important (at least I think so) to enjoy life and make sure to make time for things you enjoy, don't beat yourself up about things if your diet slips a little cause you're feeling crappy and have a had a takeaway (or two in my case... whoops) you can always start again on Monday, we won't judge you!

Life lately has been as usual crazy, I'm now back in full swing of my third year of my degree which is pretty hard to fathom, given it feels like only yesterday I moved back from Melbourne! Taking the reigns of Fusion (Forth Valley College student magazine) as Student Editor, and throwing myself into coursework and reading with a vengeance. This year I've decided to really work hard, do all the reading and make sure I finish my BA with the best grade, I can possibly achieve not just the grade I got drifing along; I usually pass things with relative ease, but this year need to pull my socks up and put the effort in!

But anyways back to the whole when life get's crazy make sure you still have fun thang, for the last few months I'd been thinking about leaving my job at Monsoon, I'm the kind of person who likes change and after two years in the one store, with the same company I needed exactly that, a new challenge and to a certain extent a little less responsibility. Being in my final year at college I knew I needed to focus on my studies more, making the decision to leave and find a new job was difficult, I was comfortable at Monsoon, the routines and rules and people, but I did it and have only got one shift left at Monsoon forever.

I've started working as a Christmas Temp at Lush which although many people would think it's crazy to leave somewhere I had a permanent job, I knew working another Christmas at Monsoon wouldn't excite me as much as it had in the past. I didn't want to let the team down but most importantly I didn't want to let myself down knowing I wasn't working to my full potential. (Anyone spotting a reoccuring theme here?)

This year is a pretty big year for me, most likely my last year living at home and my last year at college and I know I need to make every moment count and be worthwhile, hence making changes, jumping at every opportunity to spend time with the people I enjoy spending time with, and sadly not wasting time trying to hold onto people who don't have any time for me.

So far I'm loving and enjoying training at Lush getting ready to sell brand new products and learning. I'm heading up an incredibly motivated and excited team of contributors to Fusion magazine, the biggest team we've ever had in the history of Fusion! And dare I say it, I'm proud I put myself out there and spoke to people sharing with them the benefits of writing and contributing to the magazine and had a great response at a meeting we held, it's exciting and it makes me happy! I'm also loving being back at college and putting everything I've got into my work, as well as representing my class for a second year on the student council as a Senior Class Representative. Life is what you make of it, I'm so happy with what I've achieved in the last year and I want to make sure that all the decisions I continue to make will continue this trend. Basically what I'm trying to say in a round-a-bout way is do what makes you happy is after all it is so very important; whether that means making changes or ensuring to appreciate the things you enjoy, trust me it'll make all the difference.


My aim is to be as happy as this little cutey
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