Wednesday, 3 December 2014

'Hey life, I am still here':

I've been incredibly rubbish at getting blog posts written lately, and that's partly due to currently working two jobs, but - let's be real for a second - it's mostly a result of my own laziness. I'm definitely guilty of writing endless to do lists and then never completing (or usually barely even starting) any of them. This very blog post has taken over a week to finally get around to. Anyway, here's what I've been up to since I essentially fell off the face of the blogosphere back in October.

Here I am looking like a dork on my second graduation day, but smiling because I've finally escaped education forever. (Although I almost definitely said that last time around too...) Graduating with my MA journalism buddies was good fun, but the whole experience felt a little rushed and kind of surreal. I knew this would happen, but as quickly as it started (and very quickly totally overwhelmed me) my postgrad is over and done with.

Source: here

After graduation, normally the next task is to find a job. Lucky for me, I had actually already started a three month internship with WOW247 before officially graduating and I'll be there until January. I'm still working at my old job every other weekend so that means the occasional 12 day stint without a day off (just as fun as it sounds, let me tell you) but I'm really enjoying the opportunity I've been given.

I've been writing a lot of articles for the website (which you can feel free to browse through here) and I've also had the chance to do a bit of filming and editing, which I really love. I've interviewed Jonnie Common about his new album and Neil Pennycook about his new music pseudonym. I've discovered facts about two of my favourite movies - Ghostbusters and Ferris Bueller's Day Off - that even I didn't know. I got to write a piece about visiting Centralia, PA and include my own photos, which is lovely because I thought those pictures were kind of beautiful (in their own way) and deserved to be seen. It's great fun when you can draw on your life experiences in your work. I especially enjoyed choosing 13 films that perfectly portray what it's like to work in a crappy job - very therapeutic.

Weirdly I've found myself choosing washing up or laundry over blogging of late - simply because it means I get a break from staring at my computer screen. A hazard of the job, I suppose. Housework aside, I haven't really had the time or energy to do much outside of my two jobs, but I did manage to get some time off to celebrate Craig's birthday with him last month. We saw Nightcrawler at The Cameo (so good, but such a moral minefield for any journalist viewers!) and went for a lovely dinner at Rafael's in Stockbridge - highly recommended.

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