27 July 2012

Goal 18. Interview

I like to keep everyone up to date on my interviews for awesome animal-ness jobs, at the very least it reminds me to keep trying, keeping plugging away! This one tho, guys, this one..... first off, its in Surrey which is a bit of a bummer as I would happily stay in Bath forever (uh ooh, what happened to my wanderlust?! am I *gulp* becoming settled!?)

Anyways this job is to PA for a very notable Zoologist helping with all manner of exciting conservation projects in Africa: Potential for exciting travel; check. Making a difference; check. potential bonkersness: check (The previous PA noted she was just as likley in any one day to be feeding monkeys, taking minutes or organising a last minute dinner for 10 with a pianist)

I feel like this is the job I was meant to do: like everything I've done up to this point will all be completely worth it if I get this job; a perfect combination of what I love (Animals and adventure) and the job I fell into after graduation but as it turns out am pretty good at (PA-ing)

My interview is on Tuesday. I shall keep you posted!!!


18 July 2012

You can Change or stay the Same

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

I've posted this quote before, but it seems so very relevant to my life right now I'm going to put it up again!
I am finding it increasingly troublesome to focus on my work of late. Not least because I have little to no passion for it. Lovely Eleni is being very brave (I'm so proud of her) and taking on new challenges to advance her career, and it feels everyone around me is striving at least in the right direction of their dreams. I think I lost my dreams a good few years back now, and have been unable to reestablish what I want or where I want to be. Probably why I set goals, I imagine, to help me feel like I have a direction, a purpose.

And in some small senses I am working to become the person I want to be: I am thinner and fitter than I was a month ago, more single than I was 2.5 month ago :P that's a good start, and I have vowed to put my payday money straight into an animal care course - because I am sure animals are in my future career, even if the rest is wildly fuzzy. So this is really just a little declaration to myself I suppose, to keep going steady, keep striving to be the person I want to be, and to be proud of the life I lead.


16 July 2012


I have had a simply lovely morning picking posters for my new abode. Very tricky, as we know I find just about every artistic style interesting: but I am particularly fond of Art deco and Art Nouveau so I've gone with these 3, quite different beauties:

All Beautiful, Colourful and fun, how apt for my new life!

3 July 2012

Goal 22. Update

10st 9lbs, Yay!
I am just over a 1 stone away from my goal weight :)