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The poppies at the tower of London. Remember The Fallen

The poppies at the tower of London. Remember The Fallen

Hello fusionists,

I’ve been so busy since I last blogged. Not only have I been studying Veterinary Medicine, I have discovered a fatal flaw in my plans…lack of qualifications in the biology and Mathematics areas….NOOOOOOOO! So guess what I’m doing…..Yeah, brushing up on my biology A-levels and my evil maths. (hate maths, numbers and everything to do with it, but needs be). Also I went on a four day course about business, how to run and set up, finance and all that jazz, was actually very helpful and eye opening. Now my mother is visiting from Essex and I’ve hardly had a moment to stop and think to this morning. with so much going on I’ve only just noticed Bonfire night slip by and now we’re in that mad phase of Christmas is coming…(42 days).

With this Christmas and new year coming I have some pretty huge choices to make, that will reflect on my life and careers in big ways. I am considering moving back down t Essex, from Lincolnshire (where I’ve lived for almost 11 years). Do I give up the little house I worked so hard to get and go live back with my mother and pay for my studies and go to university, or stay here with people I know and carry on doing it the way I am now? There are so many pros and cons on each side It actually hurts my head thinking about it. Its not easy. I have to think about the animals too, moving them could be stressful for them, AND ME! I just don’t know what to do.

At least Christmas will be good this year, I’ve already got some things, presents, I got a gingerbread house making kit, also some cake and cookie things so I can bake loads of goodies as well as Christmas dinner. My mum has upgraded my little 5 foot tree to a 7 foot tree (which I know my cats are going to LOVE  -_-’ ) and have some new decorations. am a little excited, but Christmas is an expensive time of year, and I struggle to make ends meet now, but to be honest all I want to do is help the less fortunate, You know, visit the people that have no one on Christmas day, work in a soup kitchen, spread cheer to those who don’t feel any. Also help feed cold and starving animals (as well as people) but there is such a limitation on things I can do alone. as I’ve got ‘Older’ I am so much more aware of the less fortunate. I am NOT a materialistic person, what I haven’t got, I haven’t go, that’s all there is to it, I don’t throw a paddy or get mummy and daddy to buy it. I just work hard and treat myself when I feel I want to.  Jut the way I’ve turned out to be.

Yesterday was remembrance day. the 11th hour came, and like everyone else I stood for two minutes, thanking the soldiers that have dies to make this country what it is today to see other people blatantly being disrespectful. The other day I helped a old gentlemen who had fallen outside a shop with his walker and was disgusted at how many people walked past him without so much as a glance! A little kindness goes a long way, showing someone kindness cost nothing. I have vowed to myself if I see a homeless person I will buy them a hot drink and meal. I will help someone struggling with shopping in the street, help a sad person feel joy. why? because someone has to. I get the joys of feeling great about assisting someone who needed it.

I just ask of my followers to do the same. think of the less fortunate. it doesn’t have to be in another county, poverty and assistance is often required on your doorstep.  Take a moment to reflect on how lucky you are? you might not feel it, but to read this aren’t you on a mobile? a Laptop? a tablet?

That’s my opinion shared for the day, now I must get back to my business plan…..

All the Best,

MJ xxx

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Hocus Pocus

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Hello fusionists,

Sorry I haven’t written for a while yet again, just been a bit busy, but tonight I have time, so sat on my living room floor with my laptop a dog and two cats writing this to you! happy 1st November! Not long to Christmas now!

So what have I been doing this month? Not a lot really. Of course I have been studying hard, I am now on animal anatomy and a proud owner of a stethoscope, which every pet I own turns feral at the sight of. the only time I get to play doctors is when they’re asleep and 9 out of 10 times they’re asleep in such a way I cannot reach their chest of listen to their hearts. they refuse to acknowledge the fact their mother is a vet student.

Also this month, I am no longer a farm addict (Hay Day Game) but have turned grannified and turned to jigsaw puzzles and television. I have never watched so much TV in my life! The new Big bang theory, Tricked, Glue, Wolfblood (which is now finished so can tick off my list!) The new Once Upon A time, Melissa and Joey, Heartland, The Supervet (I try and convince myself this is for student purposes…NOPE!) lizard Lick Towing….OMG its terrible! I’m sure there’s more but I’ll be sat here listing shows all night and what sort of blog post will that be? I really need a life!

Last week I was kept busy with the disappearance of my cat Elmo, my bestie cat friend took leave of my and disappeared worryingly from my life for 4 days, in this entire time I just worried! No, before all the cynical voices scream at me ‘his just a cat’ YOU ARE WRONG! this cat is the reason I am sat here typing this to you now. Elmo saved my life and to lose the one that’s seen you through the most difficult time of your life so far is gut wrenching. For 4 days I scoured my town, I walked in all around 10-15 miles a day, I visited and found places I didn’t know existed and found my cat certainly got around! Not only a regular at the local pub (!) but a famous face to nearly my either road. Thankfully he came back on his own Thursday morning and It felt like the best thing ever. My buddy is now home, and barred from the outside world. I have gone all clingy cat momma on him and his not best pleased. He’ll get over it as will I.

Yesterday was Halloween, on my part and uneventful one. No trick or treaters, no ghosts visiting, nothing spooky, just me, tucked up in bed for 7pm watching Disney’s Hocus Pocus and then ‘The house of Magic’ Basically a kid movies fest with toasted marshmallows by candle light.

This month I really want to concentrate on different things that seem to bug me more than others. I want to better myself and devote more time and resources into doing what I love and being with what I love. Animals. I want to do charity fund raisers, volunteer, just be around as many animals as possible. I want to help people with there animals and just feel like I’m making a difference, even if its to just one unwanted Kitten or Old dog.  I am also starting from Monday 3rd November on a course to learn how to open and run my own business. I’m am excited but am rethinking the idea I had with my friend, more into something I would enjoy doing (to fund uni fees)When my cat went missing I heard of a UK pet ‘detective’ service and was so interested in hiring them. being charity run I thought it would be beneficial for many owners but the price was way too much, ranging from £150-£600, money most people really can’t find. my new idea sort of is interlinked with  the pet ‘detective’ side of things.

Anyways enough of  my ramblings, I will leave with his message. ‘Be kind to black cats this season,. many are abandon and victimised for the myth of them being unlucky associated with witches, all with are said MYTHS’

I will probably write back more tomorrow as I really don’t have any plans.

Best wish,

RiRi and Co. xxx

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Its that day again….SATURDAY!

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I have no real idea why I look forward to Saturdays anymore, as I don’t have a job. maybe its in bedded in the mind since the school days and the work days, Saturday brings freedom and lie ins…well not for me anyways. you don’t argue with three cats if they want you to get up early, they are armed with the tools to be very annoying.

This week has been pretty cool. have seen a few of my friends which alone is odd as I don’t usually see anyone for weeks on end. I saw my friend who lives down the road Louise, My two forever best friends Becky and Charmaine (and her two beautiful kids,  Oscar and Verity) and also a very surprise visit from my brother who  has avoided my company for almost 3 weeks. I saw my friend June, who used to work at my old job and retired. she’s like another nana to me, isn’t it great to have people in your life like that? and also some one I used to work with. Crazy week to be honest. (might not sound it to some but I have a select few friends and I never really see them all together or in the same week!)

So, apart from all that, I’ve been studying, the usual veterinary stuff and trying new things, well attempting. This week I decided its high time I tried something new and included it in my unemployment schedule , its to stop me sitting around doing nothing when I’m not studying, something I could enjoy and doesn’t cost anything. I chose Yoga.

Yoga. relaxes you, and tones you up and is supposed to be really good way to calm and clear the mind. My first attempt, I pulled my hamstring rolled over and nearly cried. (that was doing the warm up) have I given up? well no, I’m just saving it for a rainy day. (which in the UK is a lot of rainy days). Back on it Monday and hopefully I wont hurt anything else and spend the day hobbling around like a pirate.

Next I thought I would use my tablet a bit more and upload some new games…big mistake as now have a rather bad addiction to the game Hay Day. its a farm. what’s exciting about a virtual farm? nothing…why do I like it so much? not a clue, but the child in my head had clung onto it and isn’t going to give it up any time soon, so for now spend 5 or six moments a day harvesting virtual crops and feeding cartoon animals.

Speaking of animals I would also like to share an idea I discovered and am contributing to this Christmas. everyone I am sure has heard of the shoe box appeal where schools and adults make up shoe boxes filled with gifts to send to a unfortunate child at charismas. but its not always child that need help this time of year. Animal shelters particularly struggle this time of year. heating and feeding coats rocket and there is always the abandonment of pets as unwanted Christmas gifts.  On my research online yesterday brought me to a Facebook page called ‘Potty For Piggy’s who have taken on the massive challenge of setting up a secret Santa service to give a helpless piggy a Christmas box filled with goodies. I loved the idea and have enrolled to donate to two piggy’s this charismas. it got me thinking though. what about all the other dogs and cats and small animals? So I am now making up 4 very large hampers to take to my local rescue. these are for, Dogs, Cats, Small Animals and Horses. I am collecting donations from friends and family to put these hampers together. If you have a few extra pennies this year please consider giving to your local shelters, or even better get together at work, or school and each contribute one item to donate to a shelter. they’re always pleased to receive donations and think of the animals you’d be helping. Give it a thought guys.

now I must really get up and get a move on, plenty to do today! have a great weekend guys and I’ll write back soon.

RiRi xx

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Musical Mash up

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Hello dear followers….no….I shall call you fuses? Fusionists? I like that…Good morning Fusionists! Today is Saturday 4th October 2014 ( ONLY 81 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS YA’LL) and I’ve come to the conclusion, I’m not very good at this writing lark. its one of those too much of a good thing moments, I have no journal anymore, so my mission today is to get myself a pretty note-book and a comfortable pen to start journaling again. I also need to study. Vet school, is very demanding and to be honest as much as I LOVE it, the work load is something I haven’t had to have since I finished college around 6 years ago! (now I feel old….joys). I haven’t even really started on the animal side of things, Module one is all Human resources. I can’t help thinking if I wanted to do this stuff I wouldn’t have signed up to VETERINARY MEDICINE. I’ve been told it’s actually a massive part, you need to work with owners as well as pets, which is right I suppose, but its taking SOOOO long I just want to get one and start annoying my cats by practicing my bandaging skills on them….Kidding. I like my arms to remain un shredded at the moment, I’m not going to attempt it without being paid to do it or life insurance!

Okay maybe I should explain Musical Mash up? Yeah instead of rambling away about thing. Ever since I was a child, I have love musicals, I have NO idea why but I have seen so many and not come across one I dislike, Saturday Night Fever (live), Grease, The Sound of Music, Chicago, West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the roof, Annie, Willie Wonka and the chocolate factory (original, starring Gene Wilder) The King and I, Oliver, Meet me in St. Louis, Rocky Horror, Fame, Billie Elliot, Hairspray, Mama Mia and various Disney to name a few…but it all started really when I saw my first ‘Live’ performance, Live as in on TV.  Me and my Granddad sat and watched CATS together. It was the first musical I had seen on stage and I didn’t move for the entire 2 hours it was on, I was mesmerised. Since then I have seen Some live performances’ and have fallen in love with theatre ( it’s a kind of guilty pleasure).

Recently I have been seeing a lot of things popping up about cats, most recently the singer Nicole Scherzinger will be performing as one of my favourite cats called Grizabella. Naturally, reminded of my love for this wonderful show have been this week sat and watched the DVD and listened to the tunes, (sadly I still know word for word!) and read the book (T. S. Eliot‘s book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,) and I’ve decided to book tickets to go and see it in December as a Christmas Present to myself!  I encourage people to visit theatres. it’s a dying art that is far more impressive than sat in front of a television, these performers are true actors that work hard to get them spot on! they don’t need take after take to, when they mess up they carry one. there is so much energy and a buzz sitting in a live audience watching the story unfold, hearing the musical played live, seeing the orchestra and the real people behind the characters. There are shows for everyone, including historical, the ever famous ‘les miserables’ and Horror, the notorious Sweeney Todd, one for children (I’ve seen recently and thoroughly enjoyed) Shrek the musical, and the award-winning hit (which I’ve seen and adore) War Horse.

So if you’re looking for a great evening out, or even a weekend away, give a theatre a look up, its cheap, and worth while, there is nothing in the world like it! Give your music taste a mash-up!

now I’ll stop annoying you and leave you with some lyrics and Links to my favourite CATS songs! enjoy xxx


The Awful Battle Of The Pekes And The Pollicles

The Pekes and the Pollicles, as everyone knows.
Are proud and implacable passionate foes
It is always the same, wherever one goes
And the Pugs and the Poms, although most people say
That they do not like fighting, yet once in a way,
They will now and again join in to the fray

And they

CHORUS:
Bark bark bark bark
Bark bark BARK BARK!

**MUNKUSTRAP:
Until you can hear them all over the park

Now on the occasion of which I shall speak
Almost nothing had happened for nearly a week
(And that’s a long tome for a Pol or a Peke)
The big Police Dog was away from his beat–
I don’t know the reason, but most people think
He’d slipped into the Wellington Arms for a drink–
And no one at all was about on the street
When a Peke and a Pollicle happened to meet
They did not advance, or exactly retreat,
But they glared at each other, and scraped their hind feet,

And started to

CHORUS:
Bark bark bark bark
Bark bark BARK BARK!

MUNKUSTRAP:
Until you could hear them all over the park

Now the Peke, although people may say what they please
Is no British Dog, but a heathen Chinese
And so all the Pekes, when they heard the uproar
Some came to the window, some came to the door
There were surely a dozen, more likely a score
And together they started to grumble and wheeze
In their huffery-snuffery heathen Chinese
But a terrible din is what Pollicles like
For your Pollicle Dog is a dour Yorkshire tyke,
And is braw Scottish cousins are snappers and biters,
And every dog-jack of them notable fighters;
And so they stepped out, with their pipers in order,
Playing When the Blue Bonnets Came Over the Border
Then the Pugs and the Poms held no longer aloof,
But some from the balcony, some from the roof,
Joined in to the din
With a

CHORUS:
Bark bark bark bark
Bark bark BARK BARK!

MUNKUSTRAP:
Until you could hear them all over the park

CHORUS:
There are dogs out of every nation,
The Irish, the Welsh and the Dane;
The Russian, the Dutch the Dalmatian,
And even from China and Spain;
The Poodle, the Pom, the Alsatian
And the mastiff who walks on a chain
And to those that are frisky and frollical
Let my meaning be perfectly plain;
That my name it is Little Tom Pollicle–
And you’d better not do it again

MUNKUSTRAP:
Now when these bold heroes together assembled,
The traffic all stopped, and the Underground trembled,
And some of the neighbors were so much afraid
That they started to ring up the Fire Brigade

When suddenly, up from a small basement flat,
Why who should stalk out but THE GREAT RUMPUSCAT!
His eyes were like fireballs fearfully blazing,
He gave a great yawn, and his jaws were amazing;
And when he looked through the bars of the area
You never saw anything fiercer or hairier
And what with the glare of his eyes and his yawning
The Pekes and the Pollicles quickly took warning
He looked at the sky and he gave a great leap–
And they every last one of them scattered like sheep

And when the Police Dog returned to his beat,
There wasn’t a single one left in the street

**Munkustrap is the tabby cat in the picture xx

All these clips are from the 1998 performance released on DVD, staring Elaine Page

Memory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-L6rEm0rnY

Mr Mistoffelees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF2kjla_NbY

Skimbleshanks The Railway Cat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIdajoEmIXY

The Awful Battle Of The Pekes And The Pollicles  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6QH33_ijwk

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Fusion

Two months ago I made epic plans and this time I have managed to stick to them, hence why I haven’t written a post again for a long time. I am now a veterinary medicine student. I am also a university of Warwickshire student and looking forward to a bright happy future.

so what’s been happening? not very much, I have been studying my socks off as any student should and enjoying it immensely. I feel this is something I want to pursuit and am giving it all I’ve got. Apart from being a student, not much else in the White house hold has changed. My mother has now moved to London leaving me finally to live alone in my little house. I have discovered living alone isn’t all that its cracked up to be, not only does it leave you penniless every day of the year but it is also incredibly lonely. I suppose that’s life right? I do miss my family like crazy as anyone would but its a huge new chapter or learning to handle money and live in the real world. I tell you what though its not easy.

My little Nephew is now 4 months old and has found his voice. I cannot believe the speed at which a child develops. Its incredible. A few weeks ago Dexter could barely utter a sound let alone the full on vocal mutterings he gives off now! his has also developed an unlikely friendship with Lottie, the kitten I have of his same age. Both sit together watching cartoons quite content with each others company, where as the other two duck and cover as soon as the stroller touches my path. Adorable.

I have discovered the joys of the TV series Game of Thrones after much badgering form friends, I sat and watched one episode which lead me to three days straight of vivid watching. I can officially say I LOVE IT! I want to be in the hose of Stark! anyone who has not seen it, stop reading, GO AND WATCH IT! you wont be sorry!

Oh and before I forget, I have yet again changed the blog name, I do this a lot ( poor Lottie had 6 names before I called her Lottie, its just the gremlins in my head wont settle unless its perfect- by my standards anyways) and have called it quite simply FUSION. as it is really a fusion of everything in my life. like this post, who else talks about their adorable nephew and game of thrones in the same 500 words? me….the rambler…that should be my online name really. hehe

anyways, I hope to write again soon, sorry this was a quick post, but I thought I should show my face after such a gap in posts again. Take care all, don’t forget to check out some of the other site pages. (I’ve managed to cross off some of the things on the Bucket List- WOOP!)
Take care all

MJ xxx

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Fusion

Two months ago I made epic plans and this time I have managed to stick to them, hence why I haven’t written a post again for a long time. I am now a veterinary medicine student. I am also a university of Warwickshire student and looking forward to a bright happy future.

so what’s been happening? not very much, I have been studying my socks off as any student should and enjoying it immensely. I feel this is something I want to pursuit and am giving it all I’ve got. Apart from being a student, not much else in the White house hold has changed. My mother has now moved to London leaving me finally to live alone in my little house. I have discovered living alone isn’t all that its cracked up to be, not only does it leave you penniless every day of the year but it is also incredibly lonely. I suppose that’s life right? I do miss my family like crazy as anyone would but its a huge new chapter or learning to handle money and live in the real world. I tell you what though its not easy.

My little Nephew is now 4 months old and has found his voice. I cannot believe the speed at which a child develops. Its incredible. A few weeks ago Dexter could barely utter a sound let alone the full on vocal mutterings he gives off now! his has also developed an unlikely friendship with Lottie, the kitten I have of his same age. Both sit together watching cartoons quite content with each others company, where as the other two duck and cover as soon as the stroller touches my path. Adorable.

I have discovered the joys of the TV series Game of Thrones after much badgering form friends, I sat and watched one episode which lead me to three days straight of vivid watching. I can officially say I LOVE IT! I want to be in the hose of Stark! anyone who has not seen it, stop reading, GO AND WATCH IT! you wont be sorry!

Oh and before I forget, I have yet again changed the blog name, I do this a lot ( poor Lottie had 6 names before I called her Lottie, its just the gremlins in my head wont settle unless its perfect- by my standards anyways) and have called it quite simply FUSION. as it is really a fusion of everything in my life. like this post, who else talks about their adorable nephew and game of thrones in the same 500 words? me….the rambler…that should be my online name really. hehe

anyways, I hope to write again soon, sorry this was a quick post, but I thought I should show my face after such a gap in posts again. Take care all, don’t forget to check out some of the other site pages. (I’ve managed to cross off some of the things on the Bucket List- WOOP!)
Take care all

MJ xxx

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I’M BACK!

Dearest readers,

I have to take this moment and apologise for my leave of absence for the last few month. I haven’t taken this blog very seriously despite having huge ambitions to be a writer. I’ve taken a step back, evaluated the blog and (also my life but I will explain that soon) come back to you all with a new blog name. Welcome to ‘Being Twenty something’- same randomness, same blogger, different style different attitude, and no that doesn’t mean in your face, bite me attitude, I mean my attitude to writing and the way I see and express things, in other words, blunt honest and no holding back.

I WILL NOW APOLOGISE IN ADVANCE FOR ANY LANGUAGE SOME MIGHT FIND OFFENSIVE. I try not to swear but sometimes some words cant get across a feeling as well as a swear word, so apologies.

I am taking leave now of my long habit of hand written journal writing and embracing technology and keeping and online, live, say it how it happens blog. I’ve not enjoyed keeping a hand written journal for a long time now but find it easy and more interesting to write online. I will be as always keeping a kind of scrap book of memories at home, which I guess will also end up on this blog. Expect more nitty gritty ramblings. I am a passionate person, I read and see things daily that move me, either to piss me off, feel happy or upset. I’ve never actually been good at expressing myself, its only a new recent thing and sometimes even then I say too much…but what does it matter, at the end of the day it’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it.

Its like not so long ago, all over the news has been a story of the boy who lost his hand petting a tiger. I don’t feel any sympathy at all for the kid but everything for the tiger. Firstly, why would your parents put you in that danger? The railings are there for a reason. Every child is brought up knowing Lions, and tigers and bears (oh my) are WILD ANIMALS! Even if this wild animal is caged and on exhibit, it doesn’t make it any less wild, so if you walk willingly up to a tiger and stoke it knowing all this, you’re either A) Naive B) suicidal c)Really stupid. Everyone my think I’m being harsh? Maybe I am, as at the end of the day it was a child that has suffered the injury. Ok fair point, but this child was STILL old enough to know better. And why do I feel for the tiger? Well he was just acting on his natural instincts, being in a zoo, and looking at the video and images that have gone viral, This tiger wasn’t in the best of habits, so maybe, bored, fed up maybe hungry, followed everything he knows, and to bring down attackers or prey. So a tiger was being a tiger, and may lose its life for acting the way it should. The human race do sometimes sicken me.

You get the general idea. So what have I been up to since my last blog post? In all honesty not much. A lot of reflecting and planning and being shot down as quickly as I stood up. Things seem to be calmer now and a plan is in place, ( I again will explain this in a moment) and its all looking good.

Okay so, when I last wrote I was planning a gap year. my heart got ahead of my head as it tends to do, and realistically this was never going to happen over night. I have moved my plans of travelling to around 4 or 5 years time. This gives me a chance to sort out everything before I up and leave the country, and obviously save up and hopefully win the lottery. (HA!) Being unemployed for this length of time I have found really stressful and trying. I have worked since I started college and having this long leave of time I am drifting into a rut. To keep my head above water I have been trying to keep myself busy but its also hard in this day and age as everything has a price. Also I have my own house, yes I have benefits and am not complaining of the help I am receiving but I don’t feel its enough. I have always paid my taxes, my largest tax reduction I ever received was 140 something. I now live off around 45 per week, and I’m supposed to magically pay the long list of bills I have on this money, including adding towards rent and council tax. Its NOT happening. I am getting into debt and there is nothing really that can be done, and you know was maddening? Turning on the TV and seeing advert after advert appealing to donate to starving people over the world. How about helping the starving in this country? I’m sure there is some? I mean I’m lucky I have support from friends and family so I do get meals, but what if people out there are like me struggling to find work, keep up regular payments on your home and feed themselves? Again, which are you most likely to sacrifice? I have at my lowest point in my unemployment starved so I can pay bills just to keep them off my back. Its not easy at all. I feel for those that are genuinely struggling and feel a burn if hatred to those who cheat the system. Deliberately having children to keep the regular flow of money into their greedy accounts. I’m not complaining its unfair, I am grateful for what help I do receive and know without it I wouldn’t have my house or what not.

Taking all this into consideration I am still managing to save at least £4 per month to go into the gap year fund. Its not much but considering I am on such a tight budget I am surviving. With so much free time on my hands and it being August, there is a lot of stuff happening about Education, with students receiving A Level and GCSE results. I do feel in these months thoroughly depressed. I feel I have done nothing with my life in my twenty something years and went in long search of a career plan. Well, the job centre had already armed me with this tool and I wasn’t even aware. I was given a slip of paper with a website on and out of pure boredom had a look. Everything given to me is obviously to aid me in seeking work but I wasn’t expecting this….

The National Careers Service, is a government run organization to help young people whom seek advice with every aspect of careers. Not only can you speak to advisor over the phone, have regular Email conversations with your advisor, but the website is full of information and tools to help you. You have an option to make you own account to keep track of your progress. They also have skills tests which help you decided which is the best career track to take. I completes all these and was really surprised by my results. My first Option was Medical Technology, working in medicine, with people and animals, my second maintenance, service and repair, something that had never crossed my mind, like engineering. (to be honest I was annoyed at this suggestion! No idea why but it did!) then followed Arts, Crafts, and Design and publishing and Journalism. I king of expected these options to be higher on the scale but at least they turned up. Next back on the website I looked up the job profiles listed under each category, ignoring Maintenance entirely. (yes I’m stubborn) and actually developed a surprising list of possible careers, mostly taken from the Medical and Publishing and Journalism lists. I always thought writing is my goal but was hugely swayed by the Veterinary options. In utter confusion I reported back to my career plan written by my Advisor Jeff and short-listed and researched in depth the possibilities to had to two. I decided that I’m going to pursue both. One as my main career, the other a back up.

So now as I write this awaiting my confirmation email, I am a student of Veterinary Physiotherapy. YAY GO ME! And on the side still learning to be a creative writer, which could lead to a manner of all jobs. I am excited, I do admit. I have also collared a work placement with flexible hours and can now confidently look for a job doing what ever as I continue my studies (and begin).

Also while I am close to coming to a close on this blog post I would like to take the opportunity to introduce the newest member of the fluffy household. ( I know I am so going to contradict what I said earlier about finances but this was my decision and it hasn’t made my situation any more unbearable, maybe a lot more bearable. ) I would like to introduce Lottie, my new baby kitten. She is now twelve weeks old, I’ve had her for two. She is tiny and currently asleep curled into my thigh. She is an evil little madam, with tenancy to bite, claw and attack when you least expect it. Before staring this blog I was in fact online looking at kitten toys when she sat innocently beside me, like butter wouldn’t melt, watching then dives forward securing her tiny needle point teeth into my elbow and wraps her legs digging her claws into my fore arm. Not only did I jump 10ft in the arm, I nearly dropped my already cat abused laptop and nearly cry at the sudden pain engulfing my arm. None of my cats have been so brutal in play as she is, if she can make the big cats cry, she’s not one to be messed with! ( as I write this, Bandit is perched on the very edge of the bed, little lady sprawled directly down the middle and Poor Elmo curled up behind the bedroom door).

So once again I apologise for my leave, I will attempt to write as much as I can for now on, with Vet school and the rest of it. Hope you enjoy the new improved blog and get an idea of what its like (in my view) being twenty something!

PS. that website is https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

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Love MJ xx

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