Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Thoughts

Hey everyone,

Am in the mood for a bit of a ramble today so apologies if this goes on for quite a while!

As you all know in my previous posts I've been struggling at work and if I'm honest I did not realise how difficult it was to get a job nowadays. After applying for what seems like forever having not recieved one response has done my head in. At my current job things are getting worse and even HR aren't bothering to respond to my emails but the last thing I want to do is become fully unemployed and be struggling to maintain any money for myself.

I'll give myself credit where it's due though as at work I've been able to keep my cool whereas before I would have just flipped out so I'll give myself that one aha! I'm just struggling with the mindset and capability of some people nowadays it's really not been easy but hey ho I'm still here and employed at the one place I'd not rather be; life goes on!

I've gotten back into my cars though again and am going to pick up my first little motor tomorrow which I am so chuffed about. She's a little MX5 MK1 English Spec and to know i've earnt this money and to be able to spend it on something I want feels great. She needs a bit of TLC regarding rust issues but she's nearly 20 years old so it's expected. Maybe that's a job I can go in to? Buying cars, doing then up and selling them on? I reckon I'd enjoy it a lot more than what I'm doing now aha!

I've got a cheeky event to look forward to as well, I'm off to Essex Arena on Saturday for King of The Ring - The Final Chapter which is a drift competition. This is where my love for cars comes in, my friend Josh and his brother are competing and I'm a passenger exciting times!  And my friend Dave is travelling down from Eastbourne for the event to be on the stand in his MK1 MX5 which is also great! Must admit I do love the car community so much respect for everyone!

Anyway I think I've gone off on a tagent, oops!

What are you all up to this weekend? Let me know in the comments!

xo

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Lifestyle Transformation | Cheshire Lane #3

Welcome back to another Lifestyle Transformation post which I’ve decided I’m going to update weekly as it seems more fluent that way!

The past week has pretty much been on scheduling and listing everything; sounds pretty petty but I’ve come to the conclusion that everyone needs a list to work from. I bought a FiloFax from Paperchase a while ago and actually hadn’t taken it out of the box to use until the other day; and it’s been the best thing I’ve done in a while as its makes organisation so much easier.

I’m sure most people nowadays have a diary and my poor diary has been obliterated with dates and meetings for my day to day job but I never had anything for blogging. Now I have this FiloFax I’m scheduling posts and adding all sorts of notes and things and it’s great. Gives me a sense of relief knowing everything is a bit more organised just how my life should be!

Health eating wise – it’s all been going good, few naughty treats here and there but I’m exercising regularly too so I’m feeling pretty good about myself lately; and I love it.

 

Just a little short update from me today really although expect more than one post a week as my scheduling is paying off!

 

If you’re on this lifestyle transformation as well let me know how it’s going for you in the comments!

 

xo

Monday, 7 September 2015

OK Monday, Let's do this!


Happy Monday everyone!

 
 
I don’t know about you lot, but I woke up this morning and felt a god awful chill in the air – summer is definitely over. Nevertheless I had a cute ball of fluff snuggled up to me this morning as I’m looking after my cousins Pug cross King Charles Cavalier for the week whilst he’s away; and since the passing of my own dog it’s nice to have the comfort of another 4 legged little friend in the house again.

 

So following on from last week where I stated in my Friday Feeling post which you can read here I explained that I just wasn’t happy in my job anymore; but here I am currently sat at my desk, doing my standard day job work whilst looking and applying for other jobs. I feel that this is the only thing that’s going to make me happy so I’ve got to go for it and what better way to start the search than bright and early on a Monday!

 

One thing that is making me cheery and happy at the moment is the fact it’s time for my jumpers to make an appearance from the back of my wardrobe. I must admit I do love autumn and the build up to Christmas and winter; it won’t be long before the boots are out and fingers crossed snow will settle this year.

 

So cheers everyone – here’s to a fantastic Monday wherever you are in the world. I hope you have a great day!

Let me know in the comments what you’re up to this week.

 

xo

Friday, 4 September 2015

Friday Feeling

Good morning everyone!
 

Hallelujah it’s finally Friday to say it’s been a long short week would be an understatement. Despite that we’ve only had a 4 day week due to the UK having a Bank Holiday on Monday it’s definitely been a horrendous week to say the least.
 
I’ve been thinking a lot this week and it’s pretty much occurred to me that I am definitely in the wrong job. As much as I love working with children on the admin side, there’s nothing more I hate than coming into work and having to work with the most ignorant, selfish and rude people I have ever met. It could be that I’m working in a team of women or any other excuse that could be put forward, but at the end of the day I’m just not enjoying myself anymore. To me it seems a chore to have to get up in the morning and put myself through a day of work where I'm not happy and it shouldn’t have to be like that. It may have taken me 9 months to realise this but I’m actually beginning to feel better about the situation because I can now look around for something I’m going to enjoy more and that may get me on the career path I’ve  been wanting since I was 17.


I turn 20 in just under 6 weeks’ time and before I know it I’ll be 25, in a dead end jobecause I never got the courage to take it upon myself to change this situation. I think knowing that I can change this and having the drive to change this is going to make my life a heck of a lot easier for me; also hopefully more enjoyable as well!


I’m very much aware that getting a new job isn’t going to be easily, let alone the job I actually want, because as we all know jobs are hard to come by nowadays. But it’s the start I guess; the start of actually making my life move in the right direction.


I just want you all to know that if you’re having a terrible time at work and things just aren’t working out anymore -  get your head in the game and find something that you will enjoy rather than being  unhappy for the next however many years at a job that does not appeal to you. You got this!


Let me know in the comments what you all do as your daily jobs, I’d love to know!
 

xo

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Lifestyle Transformation | Cheshire Lane #2


Happy Tuesday everyone!

So, I seem to have failed again when I said that I’d be daily blogging for 90 days for the Lifestyle Transformation – unfortunately some things happened and I haven’t been able to access Social Media for a while so here’s a little update from what I’ve been up to.

I’ll be honest, the first week was hard. Having to remember that you’re trying to make yourself a better person is difficult when you struggle to come out of your comfort zone. I for one struggle in public places on my own as I just feel awkward and it is quite frightening for me. Although; these past 4 weeks I’ve been attempting to push myself and make sure that I’m at least trying rather than failing and I feel it’s going alright, so fingers crossed it stays that way!

Health eating & exercise wise I’d say I’m doing alright; I’ve been walking a lot more rather than getting the bus or a lift and lying off of the McDonalds! It’s the only thing with being a car enthusiast that you end up in a car park near a fast food chain most nights and the temptation is horrific but will power it is I’m getting there! I now go to the gym every Thursday with my cousin – yes you heard that right, I have a Gym Membership!!! So it seems to be all going well.

All I need to do now is find a job that I would want to get up for in the morning and one that I will enjoy – but I can’t have everything straight away. It’s a learning curve and I’m going to have to keep trying.

That’s all I’ve really aimed for these past 4 weeks and I guess out of everything with the breakup and my eating problem is that I’ve come out a better and stronger person. I guess the only way is up right now and I’m looking forward to what the future holds!

 

I’m not sure if any of you have heard Rachel Platten – Fight Song  but I urge you all to have a listen, quite a lovely motivating song.

 

Let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to and if you love the song!

 

xo