Yesterday marked a year since I graduated university and it really got me thinking about what I have done in that year. When you say the word ‘year’ it sounds like forever but when you think back to what you’ve done and how quick its gone…it feels about 6 months long at the most. This year has flown by and I don’t feel like I have done enough in this year which is already motivating me to work harder and do more.
Let’s start from the day I graduated. Possibly one of the best days of my life, not only because I graduated with a 2:1 but I also got to spend the day with 2 of my favourite humans, Becca and Lauren.I don’t know what I would have done through uni if I hadn’t have met them. Also was my parents were there and that was obviously really lovely. From then on it was a search for the “dream” job I suppose. SAFE TO SAY it didn’t turn out how I thought it was going to. Theres a selection of people you’ll go to uni with you will get an amazing job straight away and get the new flat in London but that was not me. I feel like I’ve always been one of those people who’s about 5 steps behind everyone else but I’m gradually making my own way to where I need to be. I applied for over 100 jobs/internships and decided that I didn’t want to be doing an internship as it wasn’t going to benefit me and what I want to do. Working for free shouldn’t really be a thing at all but it is and I decided that I wasn’t going to be treated like a slave for a month and earn nothing from it. That being said I just enjoyed a few months at home not really doing anything. I decided to find myself a job here in Cambridge to not only earn a little bit of money but just to keep myself busy. I love to be busy and doing things…I really didn’t want to be sat on the sofa for the rest of my life. I applied for a sales advisor job at Topshop and I got it and thats where I am today BUT I am about to embark on a new journey at Topshop being a Visual Merchandiser and I couldn’t be more excited. I have worked hard since working there and wasn’t actually intending on staying there this long but as soon as the visual merchandising job popped up, I thought its worth a wait to see if I can get higher up within the company. I am SO excited to start my new job and be a little bit more creative with my everyday life I suppose. I also get to do the job with my bestie Sophie which I am so excited about.
So that is where I am at on the job front. Even though it has taken me a year to get a job which is more my thing and more of what I want to do, I have still managed it. Like I said before, I am always 5 steps behind everyone else but I have just done 1 step forward for me and thats exciting. Celebrate every tiny victory and all that.
In terms of my social life…It definitely decreased a vast amount as soon as I left uni and if you have just left uni…prepare yourself its not the most exciting part of your life. I moved back home and genuinely believed that I wouldn’t have any friends and to be honest I don’t really have any friends left from school or college. Well I had my sister but she was about to go travelling so I was a lonely gal. When I started working at Topshop I never thought i’d find a group of friends that I would cherish and love as much as I do. I feel incredibly lucky. I had hoped that I would make some friends at work but I didn’t expect to the extent that I have. It all started when I was doing a close shift and a girl called Sophie came up to me and was like do you have a blog? and I nervously said yes…..next thing you know Sophie asks me to go to the Clothes Show Live with her. And here we are today possibly one of the best friends I have ever made…apart from Becca, Lauren and Shannon. I must not forget my other Sophie, Other Lauren and Georgie who are my other favourites from work. I have got some of the best memories with these girls and I think your friendship has only really begun to be honest. Im excited for what it to come. I have always been a girl with very little friends so I do feel lucky to have met some gems. These girls have made me actually have a social life since I moved back home and I am very thankful for it because I was going insane watching movies every single night by myself. I mean I am still stuck in my granny ways but I’m getting out of them with the help from these gals and a few others. Who knows granny Charlotte might be no more before you know it……I highly doubt it but a girl can
Finally, over this year I have been working hard on my blog as best as I can. I love blogging and its possibly one of my favourite things to do….apart from shopping, thats most definitely at the top. You may have seen over the last few months or so I haven’t been as on it. It really is a struggle and a half to blog consistently as well as working in retail. The reason why I haven’t been so on it recently is because every single bloody shift of mine finishes at 6 or 7pm which means when I get home, all I want to do is chill, shower and sleep. I just don’t have the energy to sit down and write. I hate not blogging as I feel like Im falling into a hole of not enjoying my life as much as I want to. With my new job I should be able to bring more posts and add more creativity to the mix. So bare with me…Im getting back on it but its taking a little bit of time. The worst part is when I actually have a busy social life and then I have zero time to blog as I’m enjoying myself. For example this week I was busy most of the week and I wanted to enjoy those days to the full so everything else takes a bit of a back seat. ITS COMING BACK SOON I PROMISE. CHARLOTTE OLIVIA IS COMING BACK!
If you have any post ideas which you would like me to do, please leave a comment below and I will be sure to add it to my list of posts to do!