Just A Chat #9 – Work, School & Other Thoughts

What was the last one of these I did? Right, about knitting, back in November. I haven’t done that in a looong time.

What I have been doing however, is my internship. School. More school. Get a job. Blog. Google ideas for our summer holiday (very important). Things like that. And today I thought I’d just chat a bit about all that, as that is what I feel like doing.

Work

Yes, guys, I got a job! My first ever grown-up professional job. My first ever paid job in general, actually. And I’m so excited and proud of myself, because only a few years ago I was in the middle of my depression and I really didn’t know what the hell I was going to do with my life. Hell, a few months ago I still wasn’t sure what I wanted, or what I could. But the place where I did my internship from September until January had a place for me, so now I am working there as an administrative assistant for 24 hours a week. And like I said, I am very very happy. My colleagues are nice, the work is fine, there more than enough to do and also still more than enough to learn. I’m really enjoying it, although like any job it can be stressful at times. I just need to listen to my body and mind to make sure I don’t overwork myself, and I think so far I am doing a pretty good job at it.

Yea, guys, I am really proud of myself 🙂

School

And next to this job, I am also still taking some online classes. Well, one online class. I finished my secretary classes in February and got the diploma and everything, but I still wanted to do something else. Sooo now I am doing a HBO course in Social Media aaand… Hmmm, I don’t know. Like, I think it is really interesting and I’m learning a lot, but I feel like it’s a bit much next to my job, house work, social life, finding time for myself, the blog… I think I have a liiiitle too much on my plate right now.

The other thing with this course is that the subject matter (is that the right word? I don’t know, I just googled it) is not really up to date. It is for 2016 I believe, and a lot has happened in the world of social media since then. So it sometimes feels a little outdated. I still, like I said earlier, think it is very interesting and I am still learning a lot. But yea, that bit is kind of annoying.
And then lastly, this course requires a way of thinking and making the assignments that I am just not really used to, which makes it a bit harder and more time consuming than I had anticipated. It’s not that I don’t think I can do it, it’s just something I need to get used to and I guess learn as well, to think that way. It’s good though, to learn that, and I know I can always ask the people in my life that have learned to think that way for help.

And then there are also so many more school things I’d like to do! I would still absolutely love to learn French, my goal for this month is to pick my Duolingo French course back up again, as it is definitely fun to do. I would also love to learn some other languages, Spanish and Italian would also be interesting I think, and German would probably be useful…

But that’s all for the future, let’s first just finish this Social Media course. And them maybe some other marketing things as I think that would be really interesting 🙂

Other thoughts (like holiday plans & all that fun stuff)

So what other thoughts have been going through my head lately? You know, aside from “Oh I need to do laundry tomorrow” or “I really really REALLY want to buy that book” or “What shall I post on Instagram today?..
Oh right, I know what I wanted to share! It’s exciting, like, very exciting.

I AM NOW OFFICIALLY JUSTANOTHRDREAMINGGIRL.COM!! Instead of .wordpress.com, that is. Yes guys, I got a plan and a domain and everything! I am obviously so very excited about this. I’ve been sort of consistently posting here on the blog for over 2 years now, and in those two years I’ve thought about it so many times, and now I finally decided to just do it, to just pull that trigger (is that the right proverb? I think it is..). I think this will be fun. It will mean I have to take the blog more seriously, even more seriously than I already did, because I did take this hobby very serious (seriously? Yes, seriously. How many times can I say that in one little bit of text). Getting this plan also gives me a little more space for more or higher quality photos, or possibly (probably) both, as I was running out of media space with the free plan. And of course, like I mentioned before, I’ve gotten a cool new domain name. So now, if you need me, I’ll be over here, on www.justanothrdreaminggirl.com. You can also fine me over here on Bloglovin’ (although I can’t seem to figure out how to get the widget to work on the site yet… Seems like wordpress won’t let me..).

And with the new plan and domain name, I also thought I’d try out a new look for the blog. I loved the one I had before, but I wanted something a little different, and I like this one a lot as well! It’s sleek and simple and easy to read I think, which is important for a blog, right? One annoying thing though, is that all the little headers in my blog posts aren’t all capital letters anymore, meaning that all my lazy “eh, I don’t need to put a capital letter here anyways because the theme does it for me” moments have now come to light. Oops..
But other than that, I love the theme. I like the fact that you’ve got the social menu on the side, you can now search for key words all over the site, you’ve got that little menu pop-up thing when you scroll down.. Yea, I like it all. I do think I am going to work on my categories a little, see if I need to add or remove some.

I guess it’s all a work in progress.

Other things that are on my mind right now is where we’re going on holiday this summer. We’ve (mainly me) brainstormed so many things. I really wanted to go to the UK this year, but I don’t know how that will work out with the whole Brexit thing. I desperately want to do a Rivers Of London tour around (duh) London one day with my dad, just visiting all the places mentioned in the books, or where those fictional places could’ve been.
We’ve also talked about going back to the Ardennes, I loved it there last year. Do all the hikes we didn’t get to do last year, visit some more towns and places we didn’t see last year. I even thought that we might drive a little bit further and go to France.
And then the boyfriend had an idea a few weeks ago to maybe go to the Black Forest in Germany, spend a week or so there in some cute town. I really liked that idea as well. The Black Forest looks amazing, and I’ve never actually been on holiday in Germany. At least, not for more than a few days.
Another thing we seriously considered though is heading to Delft for a week or so and just stay at my dad’s. Hotel Papa, as I always jokingly call it, but G came with the best name last week: Dad & Breakfast! I’m dead, I thought it was so funny.
Anyways, the plan if we would do that, would be to stay at my dad’s and just enjoy Delft, maybe take a day trip to the Hague and Rotterdam, spend some time at the beach, take it easy. It would definitely be the cheapest option, and we know we love the place. And then we would maybe plan some overnight trips to some other nice cities throughout summer, just to get away a little more..

But then there is one other thing that we’ve only thought of last week. And by “we” I mean that my mother-in-law came with this idea. It is definitely the absolute most epic idea of the bunch, and it seems like it might all work out and we might be able to do this thing. Which is just so exciting! I am already googling all the possible things we could do if we go to this place, and we are really working on trying to make this work.

But to make sure I don’t jinx things I’m not going to say it yet until it is 100% certain. And when it is 100% certain, I will share aaaaall the things on here.

More things on my mind… Hmmm… Oh, I know, I’ve got a new show I am obsessed with. But like seriously obsessed. As in, it’s all I can think about and the only thing I want to watch. I get excited to get home and go back to binge-ing this show. You guys, I’ve finally started watching How I Met Your Mother!!
I know, I am super late to the game with this one, but I don’t mind. I’m actually glad that I already kind of know the ending. It’s just such a binge worthy show, so easy and funny and… dare I say it? I think I like it better than Friends! Which is something I didn’t think I’d say. I’m already well into the fifth season and loving it.

Weeeeell. That was a long post, with lost of personal things and thoughts and ideas. If you made it to the end, then thank you for reading, I really appreciate it 🙂 tell me something about yourself. Where are you from? What do you do? Do you have pets? What’s you favourite colour, or song, or food? Let me know!

Thanks for stopping by ❤

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