Sunday, 7 October 2018

My Life Ambitions!


If you have read my blog for a while you will know I love setting goals and the idea of having dreams. I am also very ambitious with the mindset that nothing can stop me - some people may call it naivety but I call it determination. I have shared lists and lists of my short term dreams but these are all to reach one thing... or maybe eight... that are my life ambitions.

1. Raise a family
 This has always been my main aim in life and always will be, if I could only have one thing off this list it would most definitely be this. I can't think of anything better than my own family, a little set up of me, the man I love and children. 

2. Get Married 
I'm also the typical girl who's dreamt of the perfect white wedding, it's not as important to me as long as I have a life long partner. However, I have always wanted to get married, a long white dress, bridesmaids, flowers. I have seen it since I was little and I would love to see it become a reality.

3. Enjoy my job 
I feel like I have already achieved this in some ways but of course, we can always think of things that could be slightly better and I am not yet in the job I have always wanted so don't believe it is fully achieved. One of my life motto's is 'do the things you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.' Some days will be less enjoyable than others but overall I want to enjoy my work.

4. Live in a nice house in a nice area 
All I want to do at the minute is move out of my family home and start my own life. The only thing stopping me is that I have always wanted to move out with someone as then that would be the foundations to my new life with a new person and so on and so forth. I just can't wait to be able to live my own life plus buying new homeware bits is right up my street!

5. Have my Own Business 
This one has slightly changed over time of what kind of business I would want, but I have always known I would like my own business, I'm still not 100% sure what it would be but I'm sure over time it will develop. 

6. Be a Presenter 
My dream of all dreams is to present, on stage, on screen or just audio. I just love to present, it's something I work incredibly hard towards but is also very hard to achieve. My dreams have always been a radio breakfast show and then even more of a dream would be a Blue Peter - but that is never ever going to happen!

7. Have a Golden Retriever 
I really really really REALLY want a dog! I would literally have any dog but I particularly love golden retrievers. Just to have a little companion and they are so loving and easily trained it would be the perfect dog.

8. Own a Mini 
This is a slightly materialistic one but my dream car has always been a Red Mini Cooper S, so one day I will own the perfect one!

What are your life ambitions?

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

All Warm & Cosy OOTD


If you see me this winter I will 100% be wearing this.

It is officially Autumn, it is cold, my favourite kind of clothing have hit the shelves and I love it!

When the colder months do roll round I always have a look online and in stores to find a few pieces I can get all cosy in and this I think I will be wearing every single day. Its the thickest, cosiest, warmest jumper dress so it feels like a constant cuddle or as if I am wearing a blanket 24/7. There possibly isn't anything better. It is also super flattering due to the cut, with a slash neck and then I simply roll up the sleeves. Its from isawitfirst.com and available in about 5 colours - if it was acceptable I would so buy all of them! I then put on a pair of black Chelsea boots from ASOS and then as it gets colder I a simple black biker jacket would look great!

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Sunday, 30 September 2018

October Goals!


September has been an interesting month, it is my least favourite month of the year as there's the low from the summer and not quite the fun that comes with Autumn, Winter and yes... I'm going to say it... Christmas! However, apart from a few issues I have thoroughly enjoyed the month as I managed to have a couple of days off from doing anything which I needed after over - working. I have now regained my love and passion for work and life. I have managed to get organised. I wouldn't say I managed to eat healthily but I have made a conscious decision to be a lot better with my diet. So all is good! 

Have a cosy night in

This is a random one but as I have found in September if I take time for myself it has made me happier and means that I enjoy the things I'm doing more as I'm less tired and have a much more positive mindset.

Do something for Halloween

I love Halloween but usually it will slip by and I kind of forget to do anything, so this year I am determined to do as much for Halloween as possible. I really fancy going to another Scarefest where there are mazes with things that jump out or even a film night with friends.


Write about what I love

The reason I stopped blogging for a couple of weeks was because I was reassessing what I really wanted to do as I had kind of lost the direction I was heading in. Everything felt rushed, unfinished and just overall not the quality I wanted. I have found if I write what I love then maybe this would change.

Save

I've always been good at saving, but I am also incredibly good at buying clothes. The two definitely don't mix but I am just going to set myself more of a budget so I can save even more which means I can move in the direction I want in life.

What are your October Goals?
  
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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

My Top Tips for Getting into the Media Industry

If I had a pound every time someone asked me 'how did you get into doing that?' I don't think I would have to work another day in my life. (In reality I would as... workaholic springs to mind!)  Countless people tell me they are interested in what I do and would love to do something similar but get ignored or haven't found the right opportunity, so if you're in a similar boat, this may help...

1. Work Experience

If I could only give one tip, it would be this and all my points below will be made a lot easier if you do this. I'm not going to say its easy to gain experience, it takes hard work, determination and a hell of a lot of emails and phone calls with 95% being a complete no. However, work experience beats any kind of qualification in the media industry (except some areas e.g. journalism). There are certain skills you can't learn in a classroom and work experience allows you to get a real taste of what you want to do and where. I know it made me change my idea on where i wanted to go but it also led to both my paid jobs since.

2. Do anything

On work experience and since, I have rarely said no to anything! I have always tried to come across willing and interested even if I could think of things better to do, as I knew doing those things well would mean in the future it will pay off and I will get to do the more exciting roles. I remember walking around a shopping centre for endless hours on a Sunday morning giving out leaflets promoting a competition on the radio - there were plenty of things I would of preferred but now it has got me doing really exciting opportunities.


3. Determination & perseverance

I mentioned briefly about determination as 95% of the time you will get knock backs. The first time is hard but just remember there is a huge competition out there and even though you might not be what they were looking for in that particular role you could be the perfect candidate somewhere else!

4. Making relationships

During work experience, interviews, and all my jobs I have made contacts. For me that has gained me extra freelance work as I know that when certain people I know are after a stage manager, presenter, events organiser they are more likely to think of me. Having a large presence on LinkedIn is also an amazing idea!

5. Social media presence

I would 100% say that this blog has unintentionally become an amazing source of work and income. Not only do I get sponsored blogposts which I am so grateful for but it has also given me more work opportunities as people know I am used to social medias, whilst also being up to date and know how to write.

6. Flexibility 

This is something I never really had to adapt to as I always prioritise work no matter what but being able to say yes to any opportunity that comes your way even if you have to cancel that day out is key - I'm not saying don't have a social life but be prepared to work hours that are so random as there's not a job I have been in yet where at some point there has been a very early start or late finish.

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

3 Ways to Style A Slogan Tee!


I love a slogan tee, I think over the past few months I have worn them every single day one way or another. So, if you are looking for a new way to style the piece that everyone has in their wardrobe I may have just the answer!

The Classic Jean's & a Tee Look

Now, I know I said that I was going to give you new inspo and the likelihood is you've been wearing this combo since you were in nappies. I just love wearing this too much to not mention it. I was never a massive fan of blue jeans, I was always a black jeans girl but struggled to make them not look basic. The key I have found is a brilliantly fitted pair of jeans, these from ASOS are super skinny and high waisted - my go to's - with this I paired an oversized white tee with Beverly Hills in red from isawitfirst.com . A pair of white converse and a black belt from Primark later you have yourself a perfect everyday outfit.

The Cutsy Skirt & Slogan Tee

Possibly my favourite of all the looks is an A-line skirt and tied t-shirt. When I found this outfit I was in one of those 'I have nothing to wear moods' and was really trying to find a new combination of things in my wardrobe that went together so I didn't have to keep buying a new item every time I wanted to switch things up. Primark have an array of A-Line skirts so is always my go to, also having quite a lot of slogan tee's so potential this could be a very affordable outfit! The skirt here is in fact from Primark but the top is from Newlook. As I love the  90's and most importantly was born in the 90's I couldn't think of anything better. I also love the navy with the burgundy colour. As I am not 100% girly, I did throw on a leather jacket. Whilst the change in weather at the moment has made me pull out the Chelsea boots which I love! These are from ASOS and are just standard black pointed toes with a slight block heel - I never take these off!


The I Tried To Be Stylish Slogan Tee 

We all know I love a pair of patterned trousers and with a slogan tee my everyday, comfy outfit couldn't get much better. Throw any monochrome trousers on with any tee and I'm good to go. This bright pink NYC one is from Topshop and looks great tied - as do most slogan tees - and the trousers are from isawitfirst.com they are unbelievably comfortable! I then put on a black denim jacket also from I saw it first and again my Chelsea boots as I really never take them off!

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