Don't Settle - Life Update

Saturday, November 04, 2017 1 Comments A+ a-


Where do I even begin, from my last life update, coming back from my 5 week travels with my boyfriend to my open letter to my future self.

Excluding my travels, I have been unemployed for 3 months, to some that's nothing, to some it's a lifetime and for me, that's what it felt like. A lifetime. Especially shortly after our return, I had to start getting ready to say goodbye to James as he had to leave me and London for his last year in university, so that really sucked.

In the beginning of October I opted in doing an unpaid internship for a social media role for a new company, I wanted to get into social media marketing but in this day and age, we all need experience, so I took what I could get.

Lack of money started becoming an issue and I knew I couldn't settle for not being paid, so although I plucked up some courage to ask for some type of payment, the company/event fell through and I no longer had that job. I continued to look for job, as I did while I was still doing the internship.

Meanwhile, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to stay on top blogging (she says but lacked in this one), on my Food & Baker blog and social platforms. In this time, I had decided I wanted to involve myself in more twitter activity, so I created our own @FoodieRT, which when followed and tagged, we will retweet all your foodie posts and desires, as when looking for some, we were clearly lacking an active one.

As well as creating that account, I have also create comment swap days specifically for travel posts and another day for food posts. Sadly, the first trail did not work out, but I will try a few more days and see from there. If you are interested, the food comment swap will be on Saturday's from 7pm UK time and the travel comment swap will be on Sunday's from 7pm UK time.

Now, we're in the first week of November and I can proudly say I did not settle, I didn't go back to my old job, I didn't go into retail, I didn't settle for anything less than what career I wanted to start. I can't say it was the easiest decision, it wasn't easy at all, but I had been somewhat privileged to be able to have a roof over my head, but again, it wasn't easy but it was worth it in the end.

I can now say I been employed for a week and a half. I am currently working art time as a social media marketing assistant  for a very established events PR company.


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Saturday, 04 November, 2017 delete

Congratulations on not settling - that's something I am not able to do because I grow anxious if I don't make some sort of payment back to my student loans. I understand where you're coming from though.. I settled for a job that's not even remotely in my field and it was one of the worst jobs I ever held. It was an Office Administrator which doesn't sound too bad, except, this company made me feel like I was back in high school again - waiting for someone to free me for my lunch break; being excluded in birthdays; the last straw was being told I have to inform someone when I'm using the bathroom (which is literally right in front of my desk). I settled for that job because I needed the money but within a few months, I couldn't take it anymore and left and never felt more free. I found a company that treats me with respect and is within my career!

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