Wednesday, March 14, 2018

4 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Working in Retail

Growing up sadly also means realising that adults weren't joking when they said that money makes the world go 'round. The older you get, the more expenses you start to accumulate every month until at one point, you're expected to put on your big girl pants and account for them yourself.

For me, like many other people, this time came when I graduated from high school and was on the verge of starting university - the fees to attend classes as well as covering rent, train tickets, books and food was a lot more than I was comfortable asking my parents to cover.

Everyone will likely find themselves in a situation like mine at some point in their life - in desperate need of a solid job to make ends meet. But what field can you find work in - when like me, you have no previous work experience at all?

I was faced with two options: waitressing and working in retail.
I quickly eliminated waitressing for one reason: shifts that can go until midnight, sometimes even 1 or 2am. Impossible when you have to get up at 5am to drive to uni.

Compared to that, I though working in retail would be a piece of cake for me. In retrospect, that was pretty naive, to say the least.

If you are also looking to take up a job in retail, here's 4 things you need to know and consider before jumping head first into the deep end like I did!


Saturday, February 24, 2018

What's Waiting on My Bookshelf - February '18

I make no secret of the fact that I'm a huge bookworm and that I'd take a night spent with my nose in a book, snuggled up in bed over a night out pretty much any day - and because I like to basically inhale the books I read in one single setting, I'm constantly on the lookout for new reading material!

Now, as I mentioned in my recent chatty life update, my life has pretty much turned upside down within the last few months, so I hardly had any time at all to just sit down and escape reality for a few hours.

But did that stop me from buying books? Nope. I mean, buying a new book every now and then and telling yourself that the glorious day when you finally manage to sit down and read it will come basically counts as retail therapy, right?

So, naturally, I have accumulated quite the pile of fresh new babies that have been sitting next to my bookshelf - yes, next to it, because I have somehow managed to fill up not one, but two of the shelves I bought when I moved into my flat. Whoops.

But even though it's currently looking like quite the mess, it at least inspired me to share with you the current stand of my to-read list because I've had so many positive reactions when I talked about the last pile of books I had accumulated back in August - so let's get into it!


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Uni, Work, Blogging - When Life Suddenly Becomes Too Overwhelming

Sitting down to work on a blog post feels somewhat weird, I've got to admit. I've tried to write this post several times, and always decided that it wasn't good enough and that I'd have to come back to it.
 The last time I published fresh content for my blog was in the middle of September, which is now over five months ago.
Yes, I'm really ashamed; and I feel like I owe you an explanation for just disappearing into thin air like that.

It's not like I fell out of love with blogging, it was quite the opposite. I'd still come up with ideas I wanted to turn into content, and I still wanted to keep up with bloggers I'd adored forever, who inspired me and made me want to do better.

I couldn't even tell you how I started spiraling. I feel like my major crisis both slowly crept up on me as well as washed over me like a wave. Suddenly it all happened so quickly, and what felt like all at once.


Monday, September 11, 2017

5 Shows You Have to Watch on Netflix

Who doesn't love a good Netflix session? I personally love plopping down on the sofa or on my bed after a long and tiring day and putting on one of my favorite shows - and believe me, I have a lot of them.
One of the reasons why I love Netflix that I simply cannot run out of things to watch because every time I finish a show, I scroll through my recommendations to find another one that appeals to me - after I've finished mourning the end of my other beloved show, of course.

However, all of us TV show lovers will know that all that glitters is not gold - some shows might seem interesting, thrilling even, when you read through their synopsis, but once you're actually two episodes into them you're either bored to death or might even have fallen asleep.

In order to avoid the feeling of being catfished by promising looking shows, I thought I would recommend some of my favorites to you guys!


Sunday, September 3, 2017

18 Things I'm Excited for This Fall

Happy fall y'all! Now that September is upon us, it's officially fall - or autumn, if you're from Britain. Now, I myself don't have a favorite season because I'll always find something that I adore about a certain time of the year, such as long summer nights and pool days in summer or Christmas and snow days in winter.

However, I feel like there's just something special about fall - the scent of pumpkins and of change is in the cool, breezy air; all the best foods make a comeback and nature turns the prettiest of colors.
As I've seen so many people on Twitter and Instagram who were buzzing for the new season, I thought I'd share some of the things I'm super excited for this fall!


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