So today I thought I would give you guys a general update on my life, where I am at and where I am headed! I thought this would be a fun idea as things just seem to be going so well at the moment!
I am happily single!
Now you may not have been aware of this but since about February, I was in a relationship with an amazing guy called Cameron. This is also the same Cameron who designed my logo and created this site for me. Last month he moved here to Gloucestershire from Newport in Wales for university and we decided that right now we need to be friends rather than girlfriend boyfriend. He needs the chance to settle into to uni life and figure so much out and I need the time to figure out where the hell my life is headed. Cameron will always be (and still is) my biggest champion and supporter, he is always the first to find out about my achievements and opportunities, and he often gets just as excited as me about them! He still remains my best friend and I still care for him so much but right now this is the best thing for us.
Despite all of this I am incredibly happy about it. For once I’m not feeling totally lonely while being alone and whilst yes he has started talking to someone else and yes that fact did upset me, I am happy for him. But if she ever upsets him or hurts him she will have me to answer to!
I am applying to university!
For so many years I have been anti-university, but I think that was due to the negativity put onto me by others about my potential of going to uni. I was always told I wasn’t capable and that I should just settle for the life I have. I have never been one to fit in a box and when I realised my writing could be a career I had to prove my doubters wrong. So right now while I am writing this I am filling a notebook up with things to include in my personal statement.
The aim is to study journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, it is my local uni which makes it easier. I will continue to work in the betting shops while at university and of course I will continue to write these posts! I just need to figure out where to live!
My biggest opportunity in life so far!
This week I sent an email at work. I applied to be on the editorial team of my companies magazine. This magazine goes out once a month to every single Ladbrokes and Coral store in the UK and will be read by colleagues all over the world on our intranet system.
I have been asked to be guest editor for the December edition of The Score! When I received the message with this information I actually cried, I screamed and I did a ridiculous happy dance! This is the opportunity that I have been looking for! I can’t wait to be able to start this role and to travel to London for editorial meetings! And of course, I will keep you updated on my Instagram and Snapchat along the way!
I wouldn’t have been able to do it without him!
And it is at this point we circle back to Cameron. He was the first and only guy who actually took an interest in my blog and asked questions. He was the one person who believed in me and pushed me to do what I love. He had (and still has) so much faith in me and knows that if I really put my mind to it I will achieve my dreams. I wish I was able to do all of this with him beside me but I know that dreams can only come true one at a time and to have him supporting me from the sidelines is just as amazing right now.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this and I look forward to taking you on this journey with me.