Simply Violet has essentially turned in my personal diary of daily/weekly/whenever I can be bothered to write my ramblings. So I thought it was only right that I document what’s currently going on with a little life update.
Whether you’re genuinely interested or not, just want to be nosey, or want to bypass this post altogether, I’m alright with all of it! If it resonates at all or you just fancy a chat, make sure you leave a comment below.
So, what’s new around here?
I quit my job.
That’s right, I walked out of the doors of my last employers on Friday 1st February with no other job lined up. Yes, I’m being deadly serious, I know so many people think it’s outrageous when I tell them.
I’m the type of person to believe that life is far to short to be unhappy. I think leaving the office every day to go out for lunch, even when I had it with me because mentally I needed a break; and crying almost every night on the way home from work probably counts as being unhappy. So, I decided I had to change it. No one else was going to do it for me were they!
There was also a slight nod to it in my Learn Something New Everyday post, which a couple of you picked up on, well done you, sneaky little detectives!
It’s a scary step to take and I would never suggest anyone else do it without seriously considering everything first. Let’s be real for a second, I had, still kind of have almost a years worth of bills saved up. I may not be working for someone else, but don’t think I’m sat at home bumming every day. Also, if you’re good with money, just live frugally.
Yes, okay I live at home with my parents, luckily I have two of the most amazing parents on the planet who are supportive and understanding, and could see that I had to put my mental wellbeing before a job. Also, I do not scrounge off of them, as I said, I have savings. I have not borrowed a single penny. Any one that knows me knows I would do everything in my power, work wherever would take me before I ask for help with money.
I’ve been on six interviews I’d say in the last month a half. Some I wasn’t right for, and some weren’t right for me. And that’s ok. I’m not looking to job-hop all over the place, so for me, it’s got to be a good fit.
Which swiftly moves me on to my next point in my life update.
I built a personal brand website so I can work for myself
Yep, I built a WordPress site, which I mean, I’m no developer but I’ve got okay at doing over the years. I’ve decided to try my hand at freelancing. It’s all very well and good going for interviews, but there isn’t always the right job available at the right time. So rather than sit around and do nothing (see my point made above) I decided to go for it on my own.
My gosh, it’s scary. I’ve not made a penny yet, but I’ll get there.
Because actually, I am good at what I do and I CAN do it. Regardless of the number of people in the past that have made me believe for too long now that I can’t. I’m choosing to ignore them and go for it anyway.
What’s the worst that can happen? I stumble on something else instead? Great! I’m pushing myself so far out of my comfort zone, it’s scary as hell, but it has to be done in order to grow.
IF any of you are interested in finding out more, are looking for any digital marketing assistance or fancy helping a girl out and giving me some feedback and/or sharing it, I’d be extremely grateful! it’s over at www.lornascully.com
Mhmm, third point…
I started dating again
Eeek! I was in two minds whether to cover this in here or not but screw it, I’m going to anyway! Met the guy on Tinder, and at first, I thought he was just playing the cool guy and throwing me a line. You know… Tinder.
I decided to go out for a drink with him anyway. Low and behold, after opening the door for me, striking genuinely interesting conversations and just all round coming across like a nice guy… he’s cool. We’ve been on three dates and I’d say it’s going relatively well.
Only time will tell.
I wanted this to be short and sweet, so I’ll leave it there. I think quitting a job and trying to start your own business is a pretty big life update in itself. No?
Until next time,