Although I do give lots of life updates on the things I’ve been up to, and on the bits that make me happy every few weeks, I seem to have a lot of things to chat about that don’t really fit into those two categories of posts. Plus it’s quite cathartic to sit down and just have a ramble about things which are going on with my at the moment.
I don’t chat too much about work on here, but I have been on the same project for the past year. That means I’ve got my routine down, I know what I’m doing, I love my team and to be honest, it has just been a great project which has given me a lot of experience. But, as I am a consultant, I move projects and I will be getting a new one – at the end of February. This means from March onwards, I pretty much get a whole new job. And one which I don’t know anything about – a whole new team, new role and new location.
I’m not sure what this means for the blog – it could go either way, if I go into a really busy period then posting may well slow down a bit. But, if I do get a role in the middle of no where and I have a lot more free evenings then the blogging may well increase! But in general, it’s a time of change and is equal parts exciting as I am ready for new challenges, but also a little scary as I just don’t know what is coming up round the corner!
On a related note to the above, I’ve decided to start some further study. I work in business and tech, and although, as they say, it is all down to experience, I do feel as though I need a bit of study to back up my work. I did biology and genetics at uni which as it sounds, is not too related to what I’m doing now in my career!
When I was at school, I was always more comfortable with the wordy subjects, which meant that although I did a lot of science and statistics, I dropped maths and finance after the equivalent of GCSE. So, it’s time to get the maths, finance and economics knowledge up. I’m going to study a certificate in Business Accounting. It’s all distance learning so is at my own pace, but I am aiming to get it completed within a year. I figured I better mention this, so when I’m constantly complaining about studying, you know what I’m up to!
Now, onto something a biiiit more exciting – holidays!!
I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m in a savings year at the moment. When I was planning my holidays, as I discussed in my 2016 Holiday Plans, I maaaaay have not taken into account the whole money thing. And you know, when you visit America and you’re not staying with friends (as I have done all times previously), it gets super super pricey. So America is being postponed. Do not worry, we will make it over there again but as I did go to Chicago in October, it’s time for a bit of time off the States.
So, if the States isn’t happening, then what is?! Our big summer holiday is going to be Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia! SUPER EXCITED. We are going to start in Dubrovnik, do a couple of day trips down to Montenegro, then rent a car and work our way up through Zadar, Zagreb and then into Ljubliana. More day trips will then happen in Slovenia, most definitely to Bled as it looks super idyllic.
So 12 days in total – I am already excited and if you have any suggestions for that part of the world then please let me know and link me your blog posts!
Our other holiday of Australiaaaa is definitely still happening for Christmas. I think we are going to fly into Sydney then out of Brisbane and spend the three weeks around Canberra, Sydney, Byron Bay and Noosa. All still in the planning stages but man, with this average weather, I’m already getting excited about it.
So there we have it, a bit of a chat, a bit of an update on what is happening with me in the beginning of 2016. Let me know what is going on with you!
PS Yeah the snaps in this post have not much to do with anything but you know, pretty London?