Wednesday, 11 July 2018

New Beginnings

Hello all,

It has been a long time since I have been on here which is just darn right rude of me! Honestly, I stumbled my way through these last few months figuring out what I wanted from life, what makes me happy, and removing what made me miserable AF!

So here's to being honest and updating you all on what I have been focusing on, getting rid off and starting afresh...

New Home

As some of you may know in April of this year we found our first home and began the process of getting a mortgage (tbh, I still don't know what it involves all I did was answer questions). Once that part was done it was all systems go!

We have been living in the city now for just over 2 years and whilst it's been fun and convenient not only for work but for the odd gin or two! It was never really home and not forever. Therefore with much deliberation for what we wanted in life and what made us happy we decided to buy in my home town.

It's a brand new development called Sloane Hill, the houses are beautiful but I must admit it's taking a while for ours to be built. It was provisionally to be June but this has now been pushed to November. We aren't in a massive rush but I am eager to join my family and friends, enjoy the walks around Strangford lough and all those things that the City cannot provide. 

New Job

For those of you that don't know what I do for living, I am in digital marketing which I absolutely LOVE! Whilst some don't understand what this involves it basically has manipulation at it's very core; I manipulate Google search results to rank position 1, I manipulate you on social media after you abandon that pretty little dress in an online basket (yes it's not fate I showed you it again on social media just so that you would return to buy it), I manipulate the data on analytics to understand everything about you (where you live, what age you are, what gender and what you're into) Sorry not sorry - I got to know these things!

Now that you have a flavour of what a bad ass marketer I am let me explain why I moved position. I was in agency life for 3 years+ it's where I learnt everything I needed to and fast in order to accelerate my career. I climbed the ladder fairly quickly and whilst I thought the title would solve my problems and make me the happiest person on the planet, it didn't! It took me months to realise that I wasn't happy - I know some of you noticed on my Instagram posts that I wasn't my chirpy lil self no more! I wasn't in the right mind-frame and without getting into the knitty gritty of it I knew it was time to move on. 

One night (like many) I was lying awake staring at the ceiling, feeling like that was it, there was no more to life than doing a 9-5 (or 6, or 7 or 8) coming home and feeling zero satisfaction. It was really strange actually I follow a few thought leaders in the industry and one person came into my head I grabbed my phone, went straight onto LinkedIn and began stalking/searching for who is it I want to learn from, where do I want to learn it and how do I get that job? 

As if by magic there was a position going within an organisation that had a mind-blowing team, with people I could really learn from, in an industry that was fast-evolving within NI - so I applied! The rest was history, I am t-minus 1 month in my new role and I haven't looked back. I am motivated again, I have a spring back in my step and I am smiling again (well not 24/7 because that would just be creepy right)! 

New Adventure - with bells on top

Ok, so whilst the plan was always to focus on buying a home first and get hitched second - the house can't delay things no longer! We have set a month/year to get married that is May 2021 eeeeeeek. I  know age has nothing to do with it but we really are in no rush, I want our day to be special & have everything & everyone that we want at it. Our families are MASSIVE which means it will be big, which is expenny meaning we are happy to wait! I have just turned 25 after all, there's no hurry and someone once said you should never hurry a Murray (surname to be!). We have begun venue hunting which is so difficult. It's hard to know the right venue for you, but they say when you know, you know. You'll get 'that' feeling when you walk iN! So here's to the planning. 

New Beginnings

So there you have it, all the 'New's' are shared. It's been bumpy, it's been stressful but I know that I am almost back to my happy self. Here's to a busy yet exciting year ahead! 

The Village Girl 

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