Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

This week during my work experience I’ve been researching a load of lifestyle bloggers and it’s kind of messed with my head. Looking at the kind of content some of them come out with I was genuinely starting to believe I could do it too. Why not add to my schedule by including content about clothes, beauty, and food? It took much longer than I’d like for me to realise that the only thing stopping me was my lack of knowledge of clothes and beauty. As I work in a kitchen and consider myself to be a pretty good amateur cook, I would have more of a chance with food but I’d actually have to cook proper things. I doubt me writing about every grilled cheese sandwich I make would be very entertaining. I’m super passionate about books and I barely manage to squeeze any excitement out of that one a week. Imagine me trying to convince you all to take my fashion advice when I have the wardrobe of a grandma mixed with a 12-year-old. But, you know, watch this space. Who would have thought, a couple of years ago, that I’d have managed to maintain my fairly meagre schedule for this long? It’s no wonder I’m getting ideas above my station.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

So, turns out life has been quite good lately. It feels like it’s just been a stream of good day in the past few weeks and I’d be stupid not to realise it’s because I’m actually getting to do something I want to do. Getting out of the kitchen, even for an unpaid day once a week, is genuinely great. It means the rest of my time at work is better and I feel happier that I’m making real steps. Of course, I have to prepare myself that it might come to nothing and it’ll not help me stand out for jobs applications. But, as I’m in a positive mood, I refuse to bring myself down. Everything is good and there’s nothing that can ruin that. Well, except for a bad book. I’m so unenthused about my current read that it’s painful. I just hate it. It makes me want to cry… and not in a good way.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

img_4240So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

This week saw the start of my new work experience placement and I had a great day. Obviously, I was super nervous and I felt like a massive idiot all day. I described it to my friend as feeling like a kid on their first day of school. But that kid who got sent up a year and was faced with people who were much better than them in every way. It was weird and I’m not sure I achieved anything useful on my first day but I’m definitely going to do what I can to take advantage of the situation. I’ve lost count of the number of job applications I’ve sent over the years only to hear nothing back at all. Then the super disheartening feeling of getting an interview, feeling really good about it, then losing out to someone with more experience. This is the time I need to prove I can do this. To myself more than anything else. All this rejection has really worn me down. But let’s not start this rundown off on a downer. I’ve had some really good days lately. Not a dark day to be found anywhere.
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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

img_4240So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

This week has been a week of not reading. Or, at least, not reading very much. I’ve been too busy watching films instead. But I have finished another one so I can still keep on top of my reviews. So that’s something. In other news, this is the week that I start doing work experience. I’m super excited but, as the day gets closer, I get more and more nervous. Yet, I’m focusing those nerves on my wardrobe at the moment. It’s insane but I’m panicking about what to wear. As I work in a kitchen I can literally wear anything to work and, because I often start at 7am, that usually entails finding the first clean thing and putting it on. I don’t do grown up dressing so have been madly trying to find clothes that make me appear to be a functioning human being. After all, fake it til you make it. Every day since I turned 30 I’m sure there’s been something that has made me feel more and more inadequate when it comes to adulthood. How can I have been alive for 3 decades and still not have this stuff figure out?
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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

img_4240So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

Today has been a good day but I’ve felt utterly awful for the past 2 days. I woke up yesterday with a horrible cold and I’ve been suffering all day. I’m so pathetic that I keep having to lie down after doing anything. Still, I’ve managed to take quite a few photos for Instagram today. It’s always useful to get ahead of myself. Especially with the buys weeks I’ve got coming up. Hopefully it is something that can last. Doubtful but fingers crossed.
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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

img_4240I feel like I’m starting this week on a high. With a lot of help, I’ve managed to arrange some work experience with the marketing department at work. As any long time readers of this blog will know, I’ve been trying (and failing) to get an entry level job in marketing for a while now. I keep being told I’m a promising candidate but I lack the experience of other applicants. But, after being messed around a bit by a different manager, it’s finally happening. I’m really excited about it but, of course, there comes the fear that I’ll actually be super shit. I can already imagine going in and making things so much worse for everyone. I just need to get those damn thoughts out of my head. I’ve been wanting this for long that I need to not fuck it up with my self-doubt. I swear my twin sister managed to steal all of my self-confidence before we were born. Sucked it right out of me. She’s got more than her fair share! I should ask a doctor about some kind of transfusion or donation. I’m sure she can spare it.
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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

img_4240Good news everyone! This was a much better week than the last. I feel much more positive going into the next 7 days than I did at this time last Sunday. I’ve been sleeping a little better, which has no doubt helped the situation somewhat. I’ve also managed to get a bit of reading done most nights. Though I’m feeling kind of uninspired by my current read. It feels like I’m never going to finish it. If I’m going to continue my review streak then I’m going to have to finish it in just over a week. We’ll see how that goes.
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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

img_4240What a difference a week makes, eh? Last week I was still feeling super relaxed after my holiday and now it feels like I was never away. From Tuesday on it’s just been awful and I’ve ended the week feeling exhausted and irritable. It’s been a while since I’ve had to stop myself crying in public but this week nearly got me again. To add insult to injury, I’ve barely read anything because I couldn’t stay awake and, because they fucked up my shifts, I’ve not had the normal amount of time to get my posts written. So, I’m just chalking this week up as a loss and trying to start anew tomorrow. It probably won’t last long but at least my shifts are back to normal. So I won’t be stretching myself too thin. And I managed to have a really good night last night with some friends. I suspect they were both quite concerned about me having a potential breakdown beforehand but it didn’t spoil our night. And it’s exactly what I needed today. I woke up feeling better than I have since Monday. Speaking of Monday, I’d better get to bed to prepare for the next one.
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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

img_4240So my holiday is almost officially over. I got home yesterday evening but I’m not back at work until Tuesday. Still, it’s amazing how quickly I fall into the same routine. Whilst I was away I used every spare moment to read but today I’ve spent most of the day in front of Netflix or on the internet. A week without signal or streaming TV really changes your priorities but as soon as that WiFi is back up it’s all nothing. Still, I’ve managed to get through a lot in the last 7 days so I’m going to try to keep it up. I need to turn everything off earlier and read before bed. It all sounds so easy now but once I’m back to juggling work with blogging and normal life it all changes. We’ll see how it goes I guess.
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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

img_4240I’m writing this the night before I go away with my family to Scotland. I’ve spent most of the night packing and repacking because I can never get it right. I’ve definitely still got too much stuff but, as you can’t trust the Scottish weather, it probably isn’t actually enough at all. Still, it’s too late to change my mind again so I’ll have to live with it. I’ve also just finished writing next week’s TBT post so I can officially say I’m ahead for my posts. I wasn’t entirely sure it would happen but I managed it. I feel quite proud but super tired. I’ve worked non-stop to get this done this week. Never again. Next time I’ll just take a week off. Now I definitely need a holiday!
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