Diplomas & a book wish list

Saturday, September 15, 2018


I mentioned in my last 'everyday life' post that I had made some huge decisions in terms of work and going back to university - things have changed a bit since...

I'm no longer looking for a new job because there's nothing around that is floating my boat, and although I did go for one job interview (and get offered a job), it was something I wasn't massively passionate about and the more I thought about it the more I realised it would've been a bit of a step down from where I currently am. No point in stepping down when you can be stepping up.

It has made me realise that where I am is the best place for me to be at the moment.

Speaking of university... I decided to apply to do a Diploma online at the National Design Academy a few weeks ago. I didn't even give it a huge amount of thought, I just had a strong feeling in my gut that this was the right thing to do. It is a Diploma in Professional Interior Design and just typing that out makes me so excited. I'm hoping to start in October but I'm currently applying for student finance and sending documents back and forth so I guess I'll be starting whenever that's sorted. I'm looking forward to studying something I love but being able to work and earn some money at the same time.

If you fancy reading about the NDA and the Professional Interior Design course, click here.

I'm still hoping to go to university next year but it will be to study Interior Design further and not Film Studies which is what I initially wanted to do.

So that happened.

I feel like I'm finally moving forward, albeit very slowly, but still moving.

In other news, I have a 3 day trip to York coming up at the beginning of October. Not sure if I've mentioned it yet, but my ma and I booked it months ago. We go at least once a year because, well, you know why. York is my true love. I studied and lived there for a short and sweet period of time but it still means so much to me, I fell deep in love with the city and everyone in it. We're planning to visit Castle Howard and maybe Knaresborough this time. I would also love to go to Malton, but there's only so much you can do in 3 days I suppose.

Lastly, I wanted to share a few books from my wish list. I've recently picked up a few new books for the first time in months (I bought The Major Works by Lord Byron and have been ploughing through Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig) and have added loads to my Pinterest wish list board. I find reading is more enjoyable in the autumn and colder months, must have something to do with the fact you can bury yourself in blankets and hide from the cold, wet weather outside. Something so satisfying about disappearing into a book when it's pouring it down with rain.

I am more of a non-fiction kinda gal, so these are all non-fiction titles...

Planning to pick up a couple of these when I go to York.

Hope you guys have a good weekend!

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