Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Look who's back!


So it's well over a year since I last posted on my blog which makes me so sad! I've been up to quite a bit in the past year and there are lots of new changes in my life so I thought I would share my year with you all.

I went on my first holiday abroad back in February and it is one of my favourite memories of the year. I had the most amazing time and I loved every minute! We went to Paphos in Cyprus and we did a lot of sightseeing and exploring and chilling by the pool. We went around Valentine's Day and my boyfriend made the day extra special by arranging a manicure and massage for me! It was such a lovely surprise and it made me feel so special!

I graduated in July with a First Class Honours degree in Journalism from Leeds Trinity University. It was probably the proudest day of my life and I had such a lovely day. I also received an programme prize award of outstanding academic performance which is a massive achievement for me as I never felt like I would succeed in life. I was never the most outstanding student, I  usually coasted through my education with average grades, even though I always worked really hard. So getting a First in my degree and an award was a really special moment for me.

I've worked really hard in the past year to help kick start my career. Back in January I started volunteering one day a week in the press office at the headquarters for West Yorkshire Police. I loved volunteering for the police and I got to even go to the training centre where I saw the training facilities and how they train new police officers. It was with a heavy heart that I left, although I hope to be able to be able to go back again one day.

I now have a job! I am now a Social Media Executive at a company in Leeds City Centre. I started on Monday so I'm only in my first week but so far I have enjoyed it! I'm really excited to get my career started too! It was so difficult writing cover letters after cover letters to either not hear back or get an interview  but not successful at the end. I started to feel like I'd never get lucky even though I worked so hard but I'm so happy I've found an amazing company.

In terms of my blog, I've created a new layout to help freshen it up a little. I'm changing up the type of content I post too and I'm going to focus more on lifestyle posts. So interior design, life advice with a few bits of beauty here and there. That is kind of what the type of content I post already, but I've had my blog for five years now and I've grown a lot whilst blogging and I feel like my blog hasn't reflected my personal growth. I have a bunch of posts planned in mind so keep your eyes peeled!

I also would like to collab with a few bloggers on some posts too, so if you're up for working with me please drop me an email! I have a few ideas of types of posts I want to collab with people on so please say hello at -  katiemjevans@hotmail.co.uk
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