25

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25 seems like a good year so far. Things have been going quite well since my birthday in September. Not in every single aspect of my life, but overall things are pretty great.

As I briefly mentioned before, I quit my job. It was the most soul destroying environment I had ever been in and I am so much happier now that I’m out of there. Β The long hours and the complete lack of life outside of work took its toll and I was exhausted all the time. I handed my notice inΒ before my birthday, expecting to work until late September but it lead to a month gardening leave which meant I was now off for my birthday and could do whatever I wanted. Perfect.

I passed my driving test. First time. With the worst weather imaginable. I still don’t feel that sense of freedom everyone keeps talking about but that’s because I don’t have a car and I’m not insured on anyone else’s yet. Still stuck with public transport for the time being.

I started working back in Greggs. I was thrown in on my first day and it really does feel like I hadn’t left, but in a good way. I got back into the swing of things very quickly and it’s been such a laugh every day. I missed those ladies. It’s only temporary since I start my QA job in January but it’s something to do and it’s some extra money which really helps.

And lastly, the most exciting news of it all; Scott and I bought a house! An actual two bedroom house with a front and rear garden! What an exciting adventure. We’ve been making lists and starting to buy the things we need like a vacuum cleaner, kettle and toaster. We should be getting the keys at the start of December. I actually cannot wait.

So, here’s hoping things stay pretty good and that the other things which haven’t been great start to improve! πŸ˜€

 

Working Girl

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Last week saw the start of my science career! After graduating a year ago and only applying to NHS jobs and getting nowhere, I decided to branch out and apply for a whole bunch of other jobs within the life science industry. I was lucky enough to get an interview for one of the first posts I applied for. They phoned me the day after my interview and offered me a position as an associate scientist within the virology department!

One month later and I’m now working full time with weekends off which feels so good to know what days I’m working in advance so I can actually make plans! No more weekend shifts!

Sadly I don’t actually get paid until next month but in searching for something to buy with my first wage (“it has to be something big!” they said) I decided I should upgrade my tablet. A few years back I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and recently it has been really slow compared to other tablets friends and family have bought. It’s starting to show its age so I searched for the Google Nexus 9. Scott and my sister both have Nexus tablets which still run super fast a few years on and that heavily influenced my decision. In my quick search I found that the Nexus 9 was on sale with Β£120 off at Argos and Amazon and I just couldn’t pass that opportunity up! Thankfully my mum was able to help me with the money situation since I don’t get paid until next month. I went for the 32gb model which was only Β£100 off but that’s still a great deal.

I had a great wee weekend too – I went to see The Real Hoosewives Fae Glesga with the Greggs ladies, had a night out at the Cathouse, and had a long overdue catch up over lunch with Kirsten, Amy and Callum. I bought Callum a plant as a flat warming gift a couple of months ago and hadn’t seen him to give him it so he finally got it on Sunday!