Thought I’d do a little life update post today as I haven’t done anything like it since my first ever post at the start of the year and quite a bit has changed for me the past few months so this post is going to be like a mini diary entry! So without further ado…
Firstly, I left my job at The Body Shop!
After 1 year and just over 8 months of working for such a fabulous and ethical company, I decided seeing as it was almost a year since I’d dropped out of university, I needed to start actually making some sort of plan of what I was going to do with my life. As easy and “always there for you to fall back on” as working in retail is, long-term it isn’t what I want for many reasons. A few being the usually unsociable hours, quite poor pay and in all honesty, the general battering from select members of the public who decide to punish you for literally just doing your job the way you’re supposed to, yay! Not that I think a career in retail is bad at all, just that it personally isn’t for me.
I was sad to leave as working at The Body Shop truly sparked my love of beauty, makeup and skincare and I wouldn’t be half as inspired, talented or knowledgeable in these areas if it wasn’t for the training from the company, getting to work with their gorgeous products and with some great people who helped me develop!
But of course, nothing really ever goes to plan, does it? 3 or so weeks after starting my new job…
I got super ill and eventually diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis!
I won’t rabbit on anymore as there is a whole load of information I could tell you that I wouldn’t even know where to start but if you’d like to know more you can visit https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk where you can get yourself educated, do some fundraising like I really hope to do once I’m properly back on my feet or even make a donation yourself 🙂
I’ve lost weight!
I’ve been to Menorca and Portugal!
Last but not least, I TURNED 21 and am going to Amsterdam in September!
Hope you enjoyed my weird, rambly life update post this week! Back to beauty next week I think. Where has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?! I’ve got such a long list of places I want to go!