Friday, 19 June 2009

The end and the beginning

I don't know what to do with my life. Simple as. I'm sure I'm not alone as there are obviously a pretty huge number of people who feel the same way. I thought when I graduated I would be more focused about what I wanted to do, but to tell you the truth now that I'm here, I couldn't be anymore lost. I found out my results a couple of days ago. I got a 2:1 on my degree, which was what I wanted so that makes me really happy :). Now what to do with it? The are a few career paths I've been considering but seeing as I've had very little work experience, I really don't know which direction to go in. And who the hell wants to hire someone in these difficult times who hasn't had any experience? Looks like I'm gonna be a starving artist. Whatever I do, I really don't want to go "home" where I'll basically sit and rot.

So, I know what the end is - graduating university. But what is the beginning? Guess I'll have to keep stumbling on in the dark to find out, lol.

One of the paths I could take is set up a business which is actually successful. Thats something I'm working on. Yes thats right, I'm opening another etsy shop. This one is going in a different direction to Random Quirks, one that isn't as niche and should hopefully appeal to more people. We shall have to see how that one pans out. Should be launching it in mid July so keep a look out, I will be mentioning it again. :)

In other news, I met Bill Bailey! If you haven't heard of him, shame on you! lol. He's this awesome comedian. Look him up online. Actually met him cos me and peanut-breath (my bf, lol) were hungry for pizza and our friend was going to pick up his friend from Bill Bailey's show. We were like half an hour late to pick her up and couldn't believe it when we saw him in an alley next to the theatre. We started frantically looking for paper and found post it notes in one of our bags. Yes, thats right, I got Bill Bailey's autograph on a post it. I'm going to frame it, lol. And we got a picture with him too! It was so awesome! So I shall remember that day as the day I got a 2:1 and met Bill Bailey. 

What's happening around me right now: listening to music in my pj's. Yes it is afternoon but I don't care, lol.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009


 I am participating in the Yart Sale on Etsy sponsored by Team ESST~ Wednesday, June 10 - Sunday, June 14. 

Check out my YART sale section:

20% off!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Not a very good blogger am I?

Hee hee. Well, I'm making an effort. I keep looking at my blog as if I'm going to make a post but nothing comes out. Right now I'm in a place where I definitely have the time to do it, so I've got no excuse. Bloody hell, its raining again. I was really enjoying the sunny weather last week. Anyway, yeah, I've finished uni now. Just waiting for my results which will be on their way in a week or two :S Scary stuff. And if that goes well, then I'll be graduating on the 13th of July.

So now, I've got to look for jobs. It's really difficult as I'm sure it is for everyone else. Everyone wants experience, bah. Have applied to about 15 so far. Now got to start on some speculative applications. Am really really really wanting to stay in Manchester as I feel more at home here then I ever have anywhere in all my years of traveling and my 17 places I've lived in my almost 21 years. Yes theres another thing. I'm turning 21 on the 26th of this month and have just found out that two of my greatest friends from back home can't come. Its a shame cos I really wanted them to be there and my birthday is on a friday so people won't have work the next day. Ah well, I'm sure it'll turn out fine.

Now, onto Random Quirks. Am in a real improving mood with the shop at the moment. I'm in the process of tweaking photos, and removing the RQ logo watermark from them. Was just told the other day that Etsy don't put pictures with watermarks on the front page! I didn't know this. Really wish I did cos I would have taken them off a long time ago. Well, I'm doing it now, better late than never. I'm also working on the descriptions, shop policies and shipping costs sorted. And also, getting my promoting back on track. I saw such a large increase in hearts since I started promoting and posting in the etsy forums so I must keep it up if I want more sales. 

My sales have always been slow, but I feel that its just cos I haven't put enough work into finding my customers. Because they are out there. I've seen them. In fact, I just sold 2 items to my new bf's sister offline, so its just about finding where these people are and promoting. I have the time now, so I've just got to work at it. You only get back what you put in and all that. 

What's going on around me right now - am sitting in my room in halls watching the rain and waiting for Peanut-breath (my new bf) to arrive.