And so the adventure begins…

“May the flowers remind us why the rain was so necessary”

 

I’m not sure if I should be typing this with tears in my eyes or with content in my heart, but one thing I can say for sure is that I am at peace. As most of my followers will know, I was recently given a notice that the company I work for will no longer be hiring interns, which means that I do not have the opportunity to extend. I knew that my job wasn’t forever but I didn’t think it would be over this quickly.

I have completed 6 months of my journalism internship, which is crazy to me. It feels like just the other day I was buying a ton of stationery and getting rose gold quotes laminated so that I could have a cute little desk set up (my desk was really cute, by the way) and now it’s time for me to spread my wings and move on to another career. I’m not sure what exactly I’ll be doing, or where I’ll be going yet, but one thing I’ve come to learn is that my path has already been set out for me. God is laughing at my uncertainty right now and thinking “Is she going to trust me this time?” and as a matter of fact, I do. I saw a quote on Pinterest the other day that said “Be thankful for closed doors. They often guide us to the right one” and I don’t think I’ve ever resonated with something so deeply that it moved my soul.

I’ve always been a free-spirit. If you asked me to go on an adventure with you, I’d do it without thinking twice. I love a challenge and I’m very steadfast in my faith, so I’m basically unshakable. My internship has been the best and worst 6 months of my life. I’ve met new people (some really nice, others questionable because I wasn’t sure if they liked me, haha), had to get up at 5AM everyday and I have conquered my fear of driving long distances. I’ve been challenged and buried in work and I’ve also been enlightened and often amused at the medical content I’ve had the pleasure of researching. I’ll be writing an entirely different post on my internship experience but this is just a reminder to myself that everything is going to be ok, it always has been and it always will be. I’m currently completing my online professional diploma in social media marketing, so the possibilities are endless.

C.S. Lewis once said there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind and I am excited to keep looking forward.

To anyone dealing with unemployment, retrenchment and other forms of adversity, my Instagram DMs are always open if you need to talk. I’m sending you all my love and support, always.

But here’s to new adventures, may we walk into jobs we love and environments that make us want to get up in the morning x

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Chit Chat – Here’s a life update and something I think you need to hear

My new job, getting back into creating content and future plans.

I swear I haven’t written a post in so long that I had to wipe the dust off of my log in and was somewhat questioned when I started writing again (my blog went “Is that really you, Deeanne?”). But here I am, with a life update about anything and everything.

Let’s start with why I have been so quiet lately. If you’re not subscribed to my YouTube channel or following me on Instagram, then you may or may not know that I recently started my internship as an intern content producer at a really big company. As excited as I was to start my new journey, I was scared that my own content would take a back seat because I would be so busy and I was right. For me, my day starts at 5AM when I wake up from my (short) evening slumber and then it takes me about 25-35 minutes to get to work. Then from 6:30 all the way to 14:30, my day consists of creating content for my platform and basic admin tasks. It takes me about an hour to get home in the afternoons depending on traffic (I once sat in traffic for 2 hours, bless my soul and thank God I drive an automatic car) and when I get home I have to take my rabbit and guinea pigs outside for about 2 hours before I have a power nap. In between all that time I’m thinking of all the things I have to do for the next day and trust me, I don’t even get a chance to breathe, never mind go to the gym. It’s been a good few months of learning though and has really opened my eyes into the world of journalism.

On that note – I have decided that I am not sure if I will be staying with the company I am currently employed with after giving it a lot of thought. I may move to a different department and stay in the same building but it depends if there are any vacancies once my internship is over. I am currently a health writer, and as much as I enjoy writing, I felt that this was out of my comfort zone (which was great in hindsight, but in all honesty, I don’t really know that much about health), but will definitely open doors for me. I really want to work for a magazine. I’ve had my heart set on it since I was young and I think that it would suit me better as I love beauty, fashion and lifestyle. I’ve been working on my photography a lot lately and I think that it has made me realize that I want a new challenge in terms of creativity. Travel writer is still the goal, but it’s where jobs are available that moves you in different directions.

I miss writing. I always tend to make a bunch of excuses as to why, but after evaluating my situation, I’ve come to realize that it’s hard not having a photographer or anyone who can help in terms of taking photographs for OOTD posts etc. Once I figure out how I’m going to move around it, I’m sure I’ll be able to put more time into writing. As for my YouTube channel, the difficult part is finding the time to create the content and fit it into my hectic schedule, which is why I’ve started with printables. I love a plan I can see in front of me and that’s exactly what I want to start doing.

In terms of myself, for once I can say that I am really happy and I am learning to walk away from things that are not meant for me. Maybe Mark Manson was right, the secret to a great life really is choosing what to give a f*ck about (From the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck). You can either be a victim of your circumstances or you can choose to rise above them and use them as learning experiences, the choice is up to you.

If you’re still reading this, I hope you know that you are loved, abundantly. You’re amazing and if you haven’t heard it today, I’m proud of you. Everything happens in it’s own time, trust the process. You will get the job, you will graduate, you will find that special someone. For now, enjoy where you are, because nobody ever gets the same moment twice. Take a long bath, spoil yourself and tell yourself you look pretty.

Thank you Lord for new opportunities and growth. Even if I am not where I would like to be right now, I know you’ll open doors to get where I would like to be. 

Sending love and blessings, always.

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Life Update: I’m Single, Done Blogging & Future Plans?

I have no idea how to begin this blog post.

I think one thing my readers don’t know about me or choose not to see is that I don’t really like to put my whole life on the internet (ironic, right? I literally post videos on my YouTube channel documenting my life’s adventures and beauty routines). But on a serious note, I feel like I owe it to a lot of people to understand why I haven’t been blogging and why I have not been consistent with my uploads.

Most of the reasons are discussed in my latest vlog which you can watch below. Now just a side note, this was filmed before my initial reason for this post so it’s just a few details. Click play to watch and leave me a like & subscribe:

 

Now, the real reason for my absence on both my social media as well as my blogging/vlogging platforms is because I’ve recently come out of a 4 year relationship. You may or may not have seen my ex in a few of my blog posts and videos but I can’t keep it a secret forever. Due to the fact that we have dated so long, we have both become different people and for that reason, have decided to part ways. I wish him nothing but success and happiness and for this reason I just ask, that should you stumble on an old post or video, that you kindly ignore it and not pay it any further attention.

At this point in time I’ve decided to focus on my blog while at the same time growing my followers and meeting new people along the way. I am not done blogging although it may have looked like that for a while. Thank you for all the love and support you’ve all shown both my blog and my YouTube channel.

As for my future — next year is my final year of university. I still have a long way to go in terms of final year and graduation but this is only a new beginning. Although I am trying to remain at the top of all my classes, I still want to be able to develop a routine in terms of blogging and filming and my schedule will works as follows: I will have 3 blog posts a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and a new YouTube video every Friday.

Someone once said that sometimes you have to accept that some people can stay in your heart, but not in your life x.

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