I have had very hectic fortnight to say the least and it has been stressful but it’s all good and exciting! It has been a good kind of stress!
Two weeks ago, I posted a photo on Instagram saying that I was about to catch the train down to London to meet Soap & Glory. That meeting was a job interview and before I returned home from the interview, I got an email to say that I got the job and I accepted, of course! They wanted me to start straight away so I packed my suitcase, bought my train tickets and a week later, I started work!
In between that time, I have spent A LOT of stressful hours on Spare Rooms to find a place to stay. I was hopeful that I actually had a place sorted and I felt like all the hours I spent on Spare Room was paying off but the landlord let me down last minute, so I booked a couple of night at an AirBnB while I got myself sorted. Luckily, my ‘plan B’ worked out and I managed to find another room on the first night I got to London, so I moved in after my comfortable stay at a lovely AirBnB.
Moving in to my new flat was a bit of a shock, I think it was the realisation that this isn't a holiday and that I'm actually living here for the time being. I mean, it's only a short-term set up, but everything happened in such a rush, I finally had time to stop whizzing around and think about what was happening. When I arrived at the flat, there was loads to clean up but they landlord recently refurbished the place and the room has been painted white (yay! A blogger's dream!) so all I had to do was a buy a few things to make it feel more homely!
When I was at my interview a couple weeks ago, everything just felt right. I wasn’t as nervous as I had been in my previous interviews and I felt at ease which was a good sign! If you’ve read my blog for a long time or have followed me on social media, you will know that Soap & Glory is one of my favourite brands so I feel really lucky that I have the opportunity to work for them and in the digital marketing team too. Hopefully, I will learn loads about how digital marketing works in a big brand - social media, content management, campaigns, blogger outreach, stats and all that jazz!
The low-down is that I’m assisting the digital marketing team until September. I think I have settled in quite quickly, and everyone is really nice! I like to get on with work and power through the day to do as much as possible, and it’s a busy time at the moment so I’m just getting stuck in, really.
There isn’t much that I’m allowed to say about the job, and I’ve never been one to go in to details about my work (or anything personal) on my blog, so there won’t be any blogposts on what goes on in the office or any ‘behind-the-scenes’ or anything like that. But I will still be buying Soap & Glory products from Boots with my own money, and you will definitely still see reviews pop up on my blog and social media, just as much as you did before (I hope you don’t mind!). I was given an awesome goody bag on my first day so I’m sure you’ll see a review in the next couple of weeks!
I miss daily blogging but I’ll blog as much as I can because it's still something I love to do no matter how busy I am! Whenever I have spare time, I’ll be using that time to blog and I've got 3 or 4 backlogged posts to write up so I'll get them done at some point! But now that I’ve settled in to my new room, I need to find out where I can take the best blog photos (nice photos are very important to me!) and how I can work around my new schedule. I think I’m probably going to spend every Sunday writing up blogposts.
And just a heads up - if my photos don’t look as good as they were, it’s because I don’t have my DSLR with me in London and without it, it actually feels like I’m missing my right arm or something. I’ll either be using my little digital camera or my iPhone which I’m a bit skeptical about, but lets see if I can make good use of both! But I am really sorry if they don’t look as good as normal! I hope you can all bear with me for now! x