Sunday, 14 April 2013

It's been a While

Hi Everybody,

It has been a ridiculously long time since I've written a post here (about 3 months I'd say), so I've decided to pick up my little blogging project once more, in order to learn more about driving traffic to sites, and gauging interests of different topics.

I will sit down and write a proper, longer post during the course of this week, when I have more time to gather my thoughts and decide on something which is not boring, or a short read.

For now, here's a quick update on the past few months of my life:

Work has gotten rather busy and taken up some time outside of my usual work routine, in order for me to get things done. I'm really enjoying my job, and am being given more and more responsibility as time goes on. In the career department, I can't really ask for more at the moment, I am happy!

I have booked a total of 3 holidays with my boyfriend this year, 2 in May (Morocco and Home), and one in December (3 different Greek Islands). I'll be sure to report back to you all on various aspects of the gloriously warm holidays I'll be sure to have. Definitely can't wait for summer, sun and cocktails!

I decided to begin setting up my very own company in January, but haven't gotten further than buying a web domain and hosting package (no, I have not even built the site!!). I've started making a gant chart in order to plan my time more wisely, and begin with the designs and content creation for the site, in order to get it up and running, and fast. I don't want this to be money down the drain, so I really need to get going on that. I also need to get going on a proper business plan, which will take me a fair amount of time to get through as well.

My new-years resolutions have slowly faded into nothing, I have not lost much weight, and have not done any charity work thus far, what with eating a load of pizzas, watching friends in bed for the 3rd time running, and making up excuses to just not leave the house. Worst! Determination! EVER! I have a plan to go back to the gym on Tuesday (Once the boyfriend is on a business trip, and my 5-week flu/cold thing has disappeared). I also aim to have a spring dump out of old clothes, which I would like to donate to charity (I know it's not much, but it's a start, right?)

If anybody out there, living in the UK, knows any good volunteering programs for charity, which happen on a weekend, give me a shout, I am really having trouble knowing where to begin.

That's all from me for now, how have you all been?

As Always, Stay Tuned!

- A

PS: just a quick message with regards to my "Life Throws a Curveball" Blog - I have not been able to commit to 2 blogs at once, and have decided to take this particular blog and it's content offline for the time being, until I have written a few more chapters and can add content without needing to write it first. I will let you all know once it's ready again, however it may take a little more time than previously thought.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Snow is Falling, All Around Me!

Hi Everyone,

In the spirit of the current weather, I thought the Obligatory Snow photo would only be fitting:

Snowy View from my Window

Not the best view, I know, but I am still loving the amount of snow that is falling, and has been falling since I've woken up this morning (Okay afternoon).

I hate it when the snow is falling though, but once it has stopped falling, especially when you've decided to go on a walk in the countryside, everything becomes really calm and quiet. It's amazing how relaxing and fun a walk in the snow can be.

I do have to say though, that people don't seem to cope very well with the snow here in London, everything tends to just come to a complete stand-still. There are a lot more 'snow days' here than back in my home country - don't get me wrong, I do love me a lazy day - but when you need to get work done, it can get pretty annoying.

Anyway, that's all from me today, I hope you're all enjoying the winter fun, and for everyone not in the vicinity of snow, I hope you've had an amazing weekend!

As Always, Stay Tuned!

- A

Saturday, 19 January 2013

New Year, New Aspirations

Hi Everyone,

It's been a ridiculously long time since I've posted something on this blog (over a month!!). Now that the new year is here, I've got some new aspirations brewing in my mind.

This is the year that I want to start planning and setting up my own business for real. I have spent too much time dreaming and thinking about it, it's time to act. If a 12-year-old boy can set up a hugely successful website/business, then so can I, right?

I also want to start researching into an MBA (yes I know it's a lot to take on, but I have to get to it). I've always wanted more than the average Bachelor's degree, and as I gain more work experience, I will be in the position to apply for such a program. I've therefore decided to look into which MBA program to join and where, and obviously plan the funds for this.

I also want to bring more to the table at work. It's time to step up and bring in some ideas. I want to progress as I have finally found a job that I enjoy and want to succeed in.

So, with by big life goals now out on the table, what are your goals, and what are you doing to achieve them?

As Always, Stay Tuned!

- A