Happy Sunday! And hi again.. it’s been a while hasn’t it. It’s currently raining, so a cosy morning in bed it is then. A lot has happened since I last posted back in May (oops) and before I jump back into the content I had planned to post I thought a quick catch up would be best.
Let’s begin with the biggest change shall we. Back in May I left my old job (Although I had been wanting to leave, it was actually due to an unexpected redundancy). Looking back I can now say that whilst it was horrible to deal with, it was the push I needed to go after something else. If I’m being honest with myself I hadn’t been enjoying my previous role for a few months. Redundancy is shit to go through though, when it happened I was like, what the fuckkkkkk am I going to do and the anxiety that came along with that was not nice. Not just from a what’s next approach, as I like to have a plan in place, but also financially it can be tough. Especially if you’ve been somewhere for under 2 years, as redundancy pay is not always a thing. After spending a few days crying and feeling a bit sorry for myself, I managed to get my shit together a bit. (Shout out to my sister for looking after me a lot at the end of May). Luckily I’d already been in talks with my new role before it happened, so I was able to put all my time and energy into trying to smash the interview. Maybe it was some strange sign from the universe, as everything seemed to align at the right time I guess, who knows.
The good news is that I got a new job and not only that I’m working somewhere I’ve wanted to work at for a while. I started at the beginning of July and have honestly had the best few weeks. I settled in really quickly, which is easy to do when your new team are the nicest people ever (literally a team of babes). Luckily I’ve got such a lovely manager who’s been really supportive and so on it, which is great for me as I had the easiest start ever haha. It was a bit of a change for me as I’d come from a really small agency and the place I’m now at is so big in comparison. But I’m loving it! I’ve managed to get stuck in on some work and already pushed myself out of my comfort zone a few times, including presenting to my team.
Ahhh my love/hate relationship with running. I fall out of the habit of running for a month, lose the progress I made and then have to build it back up again. It’s a cycle I’ve been in for a while and I’m not sure how to break it tbh. However I’ve told myself that next year is the year I want to cross off some half marathons and so I’m currently back at it. Using the couch to 5k app to help regain some of the progress I’d made and get back into a regular routine of running 3 times a week. So far it’s going well! I’ve even managed to get myself out of bed super early to fit in some runs before work which was a game changer. Not only does it mean I can’t talk myself out of it throughout the day but I also get to see all the dogs out on their morning walks which is a big bonus!
As I had some unexpected time off I decided to try and get out and about to see some more of London. This included a bus tour, some museum visits (the London Transport museum is actually such a great one to go to FYI) as well as heading to the parks and enjoying the greenery. I also managed to get myself a ticket for the Dior exhibition at the V&A, which was one of the best things I’ve seen in such a long time. A beautiful display with so much to see. There’s so much more I want to do in the city so I’ve tried to be a bit more proactive and make sure book or plan some things in. Luckily we’ve got the bank holiday approaching, so I can’t wait to explore more.
So there we have it, I’ve spent the last couple of months dealing with some pretty big changes. Now that things have settled down, I feel like I can catch up on some of the content I had planned and I’m excited to get back into the swing of things. Hope you’re all enjoying your weekends.