Friday, 27 November 2015

Going back to Uni!

Hello lovelies!

If you are familiar with my blog you will know I've just returned after a 2 year break in blogging! During this time lots happened. I got out of my anxiety rut, got a full time job in retail, quit said job and am now a full time student!

The job was exactly what I needed at the time and really set me on my way but at the end of the day it was a minimum wage retail job with no prospects. I have A Levels but really felt that I needed to have some sort of qualification or training in order to escape going from dead end job to dead end job for the rest of my life.

Long story short, I am now studying at a local college for a Foundation Degree in Law with Business. The degree is awarded by Plymouth Uni but taught at one of it's partner colleges in their University Centre.

I can honestly say I think this is one of the best decisions I have ever made. My class is small and varied in age, lifestyle and other factors but we get along like a big family. The lecturers are amazing and although I have no comparison I think we really get to take full advantage of them in comparison with a traditional university set up. Even better is the fact that my fellow students aren't there simply for 'the university experience' or in other words, to live life as one big party. They actually want this and are juggling it with other responsibilities such as jobs, families, all sorts.

I don't really know what I aim to achieve with this post but I suppose it keeps you up to speed with what's been going on. Don't forget it's never too late to go after what you want in life!

Lauren X

Saturday, 22 August 2015

I'm still here!

Hello Lovelies,

So the last time I posted on here was over two years ago now, I think that's defo what you'd call an extended break! Truth is, I don't really know what happened, I guess life just took over and the blogging world (reading and writing posts) took the brunt. The past few weeks I've started catching up with those of you I used to follow and WOW! Babies, marriages, career changes, you name it, it's happened!
So I hear you say, 'what've I been up to?'.....

Well I got my first 'proper job', passed my driving test, flew the nest for the first time (and consequently realised life is hard in the real world and returned 8 months later), and started uni! I also had my first 'proper relationship' come together and unfortunately fall apart, but hey, life goes on.

So at the moment I am in the midst of my summer holidays, I don't go back to studying until the 28th of to say it's been a long summer!

Lauren X