Surprises and…Surprises?

Good morning fellow bloggers!

I’m going to set the mood with a few things that have been going on in my life recently.

To begin, last week I was given some of the worst news I think I’ve ever heard in my life so far…One of my family members has been diagnosed with cancer. I have never really been faced with hearing this word before, but I can tell you it is one of the most cutting. For a few days I obviously had to let my emotions out and come to terms with what is actually happening and going to happen.

I felt like all hope was lost and I didn’t know how I was going to cope with this. However, I’ve gathered my thoughts and tried to keep calm so I can maintain a positive attitude. One of the easiest things to do in this situation is to shut yourself away, but it’s also one of the worst. Having people around to support you, people who are sometimes going through or have experienced the same thing are more than willing to help you through such a tough time.

Today my said family member is going in for an operation to hopefully improve their quality of life, extend their life and get them back on track again. Every inch of me is crossed for them and I remain positive, yet realistic.

Anyway, I had to let that out so now onto some good news…

Next week I have 7 days off work for my boyfriends 21st birthday which I am buzzing for. The best thing is that I’ve booked a surprise for him which he has no clue as to what it may be. He’s one of these people who is so easily pleased you could give him a lemon and he’d be thankful for it. To be honest, he may even pass out when he finds out what we’re doing.


If you want to know what it is too then you’ll just have to wait until April for me to talk about it…sorry not sorry.

Not only do I get a break, but it’s also pay day for me next week which takes us to the end of March already…where has 2018 gone already?! This week needs to fly by so I can take my mind off work and focus on eating and drinking nice things (within my diet). 

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Moral: When things in life don’t go to plan, the best thing to do is to take a step back and make a new plan!

In Demand!

Good morning fellow bloggers!

I don’t know if you have read or been following my journey so far, but the other day I wrote a post about having more than one job and maximising my savings for next year…here it is if you want to have a read…Multi Tasker.

So if you haven’t read it I was basically talking about having a part-time job that I would be able to do alongside studying next year. Long story short, I decided to sign up to a tutoring platform whilst I’m on placement at home. It may be a silly idea, and you may be thinking I’m pushing myself too much, but its a great way to keep my mind active and earn a bit on the side. I signed up to a few different platforms actually over the weekend just gone.

Lo and behold, last night I was approached by my first student. This particular site allows both students and tutors to reach out to find what they are looking for. My main point I want to put across here is that, if you put enough effort, time and passion into something even as small as this then it is SO worth it. To be honest I’m buzzing to start ASAP!

Not only was I approached by a student, but a recruiter had found one of my profiles online and reached out to me via the business app LinkedIn on the same night. She was looking to recruit Undergraduate students to tutor in and around my home area.

At this point my mind is overwhelmed. Not only has it been 2 days since I made my profiles, but I have been already approached for work too. Normally it’s the other way around. In such a fulfilling role I cannot wait to start tutoring and sharing my knowledge with those who need help.

When I was in school I started to struggle as I moved up ‘the chain’. I didn’t get too much help within the lessons (teachers were awful) so I did have a tutor for one particular subject (Maths, I sucked at it). However she didn’t relate to me very well and had a set way of teaching and that was it…not ideal. I believe my experiences are going to make me adaptable, empathetic and motivating so I can enable my students to be given a better chance than I was. (This sounds like a cover letter or something)

Anyway…helping others is one of the most amazing things you can do in my opinion and by sharing ones knowledge to benefit the next generation is a gift in itself. If you’re looking to do any volunteer work, tutoring or general part-time work, then just go for it, don’t doubt yourself because the feeling you’ll experience is like no other.

Comment below what you’ve been doing I’d love to hear what you’re involved with!

Moral: People recognise hard work even if you feel like you’ve been ignored. It does pay off, I promise!