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It has been a while since my last post.
And I guess a fair bit has happened since.
I had a week at a national newspaper which was great.
And a little too long at an ethical magazine was…not so great.

The anti climax is that all my work experiences seem to be leading me further from pursuing what I once though was my dream; a job in journalism. 

My weekend job has changed from reception to bigger things within the same company and I’m having more fun in this job that all journo workies I’ve done.

It is eye opening. But leaves me slightly confused looking at life AU (after university).


Having Mondays off is proving to be quite a catch without a catch. No, I don’t laze around the sofa (though sometimes I do ask my self why not?!). I have a part-time internship with a magazine. Once again, as I don’t reveal my work places, I cannot reveal too much about where I work except that it’s not a massive publication. And interestingly enough, it doesn’t rely on PRs nor advertisers. Which is odd because how does it make money? That part I cannot answer. Because, frankly, I lack the slightest idea.

The good news is I’m writing actual published fashion pages. TICK.

The bad news is that my week looks a little like this:
Monday – magazine
Tue, Wed, Thur – lectures
Thur – work after lectures (the weekend job)
Fri – lectures
Sat and Sunday – work

So not only do I have no time to CHILL, I also have no time to do university work. And that’s a whole other issue in itself which I wont bore you with.

Not sure what exactly a lie-in feels like anymore. All I’m concentrating on is getting EXPERIENCE! Because godammit it’s been nearly three years and that is the only word on my lips.

I sound like a bore. And frankly I am. In trying to schedule a meeting with a friend earlier this week, I had to push it back because every day that she mentioned, I had either work or university, or BOTH!

And the only reason I’m doing this is because I keep thinking I will reap the rewards soon (if soon means before the age of 30. Right now I’m 20).

University lectures are SO boring right now. I have ZERO motivation to do school work. So what do I do? I escape university for a week and go to a national newspaper instead. Woop!

Will update you on how that goes – my work experience week is next month!

I’m hoping to go from:                  to:

Dear readers, I’ve come to a critical moment in my life. I am growing up. Yep. Actually growing up. Well, okay not actually growing up. I’m growing up vicariously through someone.
You see, a friend of mine got a job at a national newspaper. An actual PAID job and actual NATIONAL NEWSPAPER.

She is a few years older than me so the fact that I’m still making tea on internships is not too disheartening. In fact, I couldn’t be more happy for her!
But you know the moment in Friends when Ben is born and Rachel says ‘I can’t believe one of us actually has one of those [a baby]’ and Chandler replies ‘I still am one of those’…well that’s how I feel right now. I can’t believe that one of us actually has one of those! And strangely, I’ve gotten so used to being an intern, that I’m not sure I’m ready for more. Does anyone feel like internships don’t challenge workies enough? Or am I asking for trouble?!

Apologies for the lack in posts. I haven’t been up to much. And by much I mean NOTHING. Nada. Zilch. No work experiences. Not one. Boring!

Though I’d enjoy having a few days off but the rain is falling hard on London. How about you? How are you spending the summer months?

This summer I’ve done four internships:

1) National newspaper, newsy side

2) National newspaper’s colour supplement, fashion side

3) National weekly glossy, fashion side

4) PR/design, fashion and beauty side

Out of the four, number 2 sticks out in my head as the one I most felt at home at. Number 3 was the most fun, I miss the other interns! A part of me wants to work for a weekly glossy, but the atmosphere is not very new-woman-on-the-block friendly. Number 1 was simply an experience to see if I wanted to be a ‘serious’ journalist (as they call it), I got a byline and enjoyed my week there but I don’t think it’s something I see myself doing. Number 4 was the only one I was counting down the days in. Definitely something I won’t be doing soon.

I’m glad I did all four of them. At the beginning of the summer, I wasn’t sure at all what area I wanted to go in, let alone whether it was PR or magazines. Now at least I know to aim for fashion.