6 CHANGES IN 6 WEEKS

The sun has finally decided to show itself again and I'm sitting at my desk trying to get myself organised and ready for the next few weeks I gloriously have off work.

Now the past week started off on a bit of wobble due to an unexpected Saturday night out which I have little recollection of (Thanks to apparently being the unlucky one during a few too many drinking games) but I have big plans for the next 6 weeks; I have 6 changes I'm hoping to make and I thought writing them down and putting them out there would give me a good old kick up the bum as to be quite honest I'm your normal 20-something 'say I'll do something and never get round to it-er' and some of these are really simple. I literally just need to tell myself to stop being a willy and JUST - DO - IT. So without further a do lets jump right into it and get scrolling through my 6 goals in 6 weeks.

GET FITTER

This one is literally self-motivation isn't it? Which surprisingly I can be quite good at, I have the '7 Minute Workout For Women' app and I honestly prefer doing these than join a gym. I just really don't want to pay money to a gym when I have a few bits of equipment at home. I am currently wincing though as after doing a few of the workouts I found it near impossible to walk; shows my fitness levels but hey, that's why it's on here. I have the gym gear, I have a few weights, a resistance band and yoga mat. I've seen results from doing my home workouts before just this time round I want to keep it up and I'm sure once the leg pain stops I'll have this. 
It does of course also include healthy eating choices which again I don't have a huge problem with but I have such a weakness for any kind of baked good that I'm teaching myself to control that. I'm sure it'll come hand in hand though and the best motivation is seeing the results right? So that's my aim.

BECOME CLOSER TO FINDING A NEW JOB / MOVING CITY

This is the biggy, in my opinion. Don't get me wrong I love my job (If you don't know I am a Individual Needs Assistant at a primary school) I just can't afford to work on a teaching salary and really want to pursue my love of fashion. It's tricky though because whenever people ask what it is I actually want to do I falter; I don't actually 100% know to be honest. I'd love to try styling, I'd love to try a bit of journalism, maybe a bit of PR, maybe even events. I've just always had a love for fashion and stupidly never went to University for it as I felt intimidated and under educated which has left me stuck here and with no real path to follow. Fashion Workie though is a great website which has a range of jobs you can apply for in any field, so that's what I will be doing. Applying for anything that takes my fancy and just have everything crossed that someone wants to take a chance on me. 

If anyone has any advice on this area though, please message me! Even if that involve advice about potentially going back to education, I'm open to anything and everything.

The reason that moving city is also under this section is because jobs I've been looking at are largely based in either London or Manchester. With London of course I could still stay in my hometown and commute, but who knows if I got a permanent job there I'd consider moving; and as for Manchester well that's just a no brainer as I wouldn't be able to commute but after my first visit earlier this year I fell in love with the city so I am more than happy / willingly to move up north.

START TO LEARN TO DRIVE

I don't feel I need to go into this one too much. Pretty explanatory; I'm 23 years old, I don't drive and nearly all my friends / family do or are learning too and eventually I'll need to as well. It's all well and good living where I do as it's not really a necessity but it's become a little tricker as of late due to getting places as I either have to leave my place heaps early to jump on a bus and still turn up late to places or very cheekily ask someone to come out of their way and pick me up, which really isn't fair. What I have to think is actually it'll benefit me heaps. I want to be able to just leave and drive nowhere for no reason whenever I want. I also want to drive and treat my friends so they don't have to designated driver. I just need to get over this fear I have of actually being in-control of a vehicle. By the end of this 6 weeks I will have either got my first lesson booked or already had my first lesson.



READ BOOKS MORE

Plain and simple, I don't read enough. I've started and currently reading 'Men Without Women' by Murakami which is good. It's just a collection of short stories about men who get through life more or less alone. I was thinking of maybe every now and then writing a post about books that I've read; only if I've really actually enjoyed them mind you. I am enjoying my current read but I picked up two new books and I'm itching to read those more so thinking of maybe sacking this off and rejoining it later. My aim is to try and make myself come off all electrical devices and read at least a chapter or to the next break in my book before bed. 

SOBRIETY

Long story short. I have not had the best experiences drinking as of late. Last weekend (not the one just gone) being my final point. Alcohol just doesn't seem to be agreeing with me and why I put myself through it I do not know; I love the taste which is a pain but I don't like how it makes me feel / act and sometimes even after just one medium glass of wine I feel an effect. So, for now I have decided I'm going to be cautious and cut down on the drink I consume, because it's at a point where I think about when I'm going to have my next drink, I'll drink when no one else is or I've been having 2 - 4 glasses of whatever is in my house every night; it's just not okay. Cutting down on the amount of alcohol doesn't mean I'm going to stop going out, it just means I'm going to go out but be able to be in control of myself and be fully present the whole time. Plus this will also help with the whole 'get fitter' part as people seem to see amazing health benefits when getting down / giving alcohol up, let's just see how well I can do this; even if I just don't drink as much and only have few on special occasions for me that'll be a huge improvement. I just don't need to get bladdered or have a drink at any given opportunity. Hand me over the alcohol free alternatives or lime and soda!

DIVE HEAD FIRST INTO INSTAGRAMMING / BLOGGING

I was thinking 'how to header this section?' and I just thought I'd say it how it is. Yes, I instagram regularly just not as much as I'd like and ideally I want to 'officially relaunch' my blog come September. Currently I can do all of this and so far I've been out nearly every single day shooting content but I am also very picky and want it all to be of the highest quality and exactly what I picture in my head but when it comes to it I usually have a quick glance and what I've got and move on. I'm not ballsy enough to say 'actually please can you just get down, lie on your back and shoot my pictures.'
Of course, I wouldn't say it quite like that haha, but I have a vision and I want to try everything possible to get it, I'm always willing to go all out and try whatever I can to get what others like so maybe I just need to be a bit more ballsy and ask / direct and really take my time. I also do want to maybe look into working with photographers but I know this will also involve work on my confidence because as soon as a camera is out I forget how to pose and end up just doing the same thing for about 10 minutes.
Relaunching the blog should be fun also, 'ey? I want to start writing more posts like this; as well as fashion ones including detailed jewellery posts. Lifestyle posts documenting my travels and places I've visited. I think how I'm going to go about it is; I'm going to write for me as if no one else is reading this (which I doubt right now anyone will), as if it's like a log / diary for me. I want to venture into film too as I love the style and how the images come out. I keep eyeing up Olympus Mju II but I just don't know which one, as some are with zoom on different levels or no zoom at all, so all advice below please!
Lastly on this subject if anyone has any advice on moving from Blogger to Wordpress then leave a comment below as that is something I'd really like to do.




So that's my 6 changes. I know not everyone gets 6 weeks off work but it's summer, why not just make some changes from now? I'd be interested in knowing if you're going to make changes or if you already have some in place, my aim is to just see where I am come September time.

Dress is from Pretty Little Thing 

Trainers are Superga

Mini fang necklace is Missoma London

Arabic name necklace is Anna Lou of London

Lucky coin necklace is Estella Bartlett

Leave me a comment below if you are making changes or are now thinking about it. If you have any questions about my changes too I'm happy to answer them. xx

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