Not a lot to report

With my last post being NYE, I have to say not a lot has happened.

I’m still reading and reviewing, and I have still trying to make a brand name out of myself so someone will notice my skills and take it upon themselves to give me a chance in the publishing world. Whether it’s editing, looking for the next big author, marketing books…even if it’s just work experience, it would give me a chance to get my foot in the door. So if anyone reading this wants to give me a chance to prove to them I am serious in having a career in Publishing, please check out my book review blog and get in touch. *fingers crossed*

I found out that I wasn’t a Christmas temp at NEXT, but was always a part-timer. I was kind of annoyed that I wasn’t told that because i was fretting about not having a job at the end of Xmas but regardless, I am still working in NEXT, getting to know the people I work with and expanding on my skills every time I work a shift.

I have also now lost a stone and a half, so much so, i have put some clothes on EBay that are too big for me now. I only have another stone and a half before I have reached my goal. It doesn’t matter how long it takes me to reach that goal, the fact is I am loosing weight at a steady pace and not all at once.

I am still writing my book. Whether it’s finished this year or next, i WILL finish it and hopefully put it online for people to read, if they want to. Its more for me to prove that i can write a book. I’ve been writing since i was a teenager so to self-pub my book or just send it to a selective few who want to read it – then i can tick that off my list.

I’m hoping my next update will be more thrilling. I am still looking for work experience, internships and full-time employment as i wish to move out and back to Cardiff later this year. Saving up when you only earn £150 a month is quite hard, especially when trains to work cost £6.40, but I’ll get there. I have faith!

 

 

Update on everything.

I’m been a bit rubbish with this blog recently as I haven t had much news to share, but I’m going to give you a little update on what Ive been up to this past month.

Weight Loss

I have now lost 20 pounds! YAY! As i mentioned in my last weight loss post, I feel really great about myself. I do have another 2/3 more stone to lose, although I don’t really need to loose that much, it would be nice to see if i can get to a weight that i haven’t been since i was a child hahah. But I’ve dropped a dress size which is great and I’m feeling really good about myself at the moment. It’s amazing what staying focused and losing weight gradually can do to ones self-esteem and confidence. Many friends have told me I’ve gained confidence, and I have. Not much, granted, but I’m getting there. Over Xmas I am still sticking to WW and trying not to deter too far from it as I don’t want to go back to weigh after Xmas and be shown that i have put on. So here’s to being good this year for once.

Book update

I’ve written about 80 pages so far but recently I haven’t written anything. I still plan to write, and as I’ve said, i have the story, but I’m just not feeling like writing at the moment. I’m sure after the New Year my muse will come back, but right now, I don’t have the motivation to sit down and write when I have books to read and review and I have an Xmas job to go to. I WILL write this book, as its something i have been wanting to do for years, but right now…its not happening.

Book Reviews

On a happier note, as you can see from the sidebar, I have set up my own Book Review Blog – if you would so kindly take a look. As someone who LOVES books, it was inevitable that this would be a career path to go down. Right now, I have many an author who are emailing me and asking me to review their books in return for an honest review – hence being too busy to write. Albeit, some books I do not review as they are not my kind of books, but I have become friends with one author who sends me books in return for reviews and I know i can count on her to boost my viewings as she can count on me to write honest reviews and get more people to read her books. I am also a reviewer for Female First, although my reviews aren’t up yet, I do hope they will be up soon. So in the future i would love to have a career in Publishing. It would be a dream come true to work with something that i love!

Xmas Job

I have an Xmas job! I am a Sales Adviser in Next and so far, i am loving it there. I hope I’m kept on but if I’m not, I now have retail experience. I really thought my interview went bad but an hour later they rang me up telling me I got the job. I am now till, shoe and changing room trained, have more confidence in talking and helping costumers and I’m over my fear of the massive stockroom! Albeit it is an Xmas job and i have a few weeks left before knowing if I’m kept on or not, but it’s gotten me out of the house and given me something to do for a few hours a week, which is great as being cooped up in the house was starting to drive me crazy.

That is everything so far in my life. Hopefully I will update this blog more, but right now, I’m focusing on my book reviewing site, so click on the link next to this blog, and come and join me in my other world. You may even find a book you like the look of!

Have a great Xmas and New Years everyone!

Until next time.

First mile stone

As many of you back last month liked and read my post about my journey through losing weight, I thought I would give you a little update on how I am getting on. Last time i had lost 8 pounds, which was at the end of September. Since then, I have had bad weeks, some of which i know should have been good, because i kept within my points limit and went to the gym a hell of a lot.

Weight Watchers does not take into consideration muscle gain, but that’s okay, i don’t just go by my weight, I go by how my clothes fit me, so if I do have a bad week, and my clothes feel the same, or a bit looser then it’s down to exercise.

But going back on to topic, I have finally lost a STONE! I not only see the effects of that stone, but i also feel so much better about myself and my confidence. Since starting WW, i have a lot of clothes that I really did not want to throw away because I loved wearing them when i was that size, and now I can wear most of them again because they feel and look better on me than they did when i was heavier. There are a few dresses that are the next size down again that i aim to get into, but I know eventually I will be able to wear them again and feel fabulous in them!

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Time for the weight loss journey.

I’ve recently graduated university and after spending three years away from home, eating and drinking what I want, I’ve piled on the pounds and gone up 2 dress sizes since sixth form.

Now I’ve moved back home with the parents, I’ve taken a hard look at myself and decided that I’m not happy with how I look and I want to be the size I was back in school, where I was most comfortable with myself.

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