Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sick Days & Contemplating the Future

I've been quite sick over this weekend. The changing weather has taken it's toll on me and has left me with a horrible stuffy head, cold and sore throat. Autumn and Winter have so many positives, like cosy nights in with a cup of tea or the excitement of buying cute new scarves and gloves, but they both come with negatives - like sprinkling their ability to make people ill around the northern hemisphere at this time of year. How generous. However, many flu tablets and lozenges later, I'm getting better. Having been ill, I've spent all weekend in bed, turning down the opportunity to go out and socialise. Therefore, I've had plenty of time to read blogs, watch youtube videos and eat my weight in all kinds of sweet food - which also means I've had a lot of time to think, between watching videos, of course.

I've actually come across an amazing blog which I will link HERE. It's made me chuckle so many times throughout reading some of the posts and has also made me contemplate where I want to go in life. I've always changed what I want to become once I leave school - I wanted to be a Tweenie at around age 5 (is Tweenies still getting filmed? Let me know, I loved that show!), a teacher between the ages of 8 and 12 and then an author. I'll always secretly want to be an author; I love to write - stories in particular - and have done ever since a young age. My nan still keeps a load of short stories I wrote when I was tiny; she dug one out for me the other week which I wrote when I was seven, I think. For a seven year old, that ish was good (not meaning to blow my own trumpet or anything). However, I have a clear idea of what I want to do once I leave school. I only have a year and a half left at secondary school. The thought of leaving it behind terrifies me yet excites me at the same time. I still can't imagine what it's going to be like, not being surrounded by people I've known for years every day, in and out. I always complain about school and I'm not one to hold back on expressing how much I dislike it but, deep down, I'm thankful for it. I have a further 3 or so more - mandatory - years in education (meaning that once I turn eighteen, I no longer have to be in any form of education). Instead of staying on at sixth form or doing my A levels, I think I'm going to go straight on to college. I have my future all planned out. That deserves a big pat on the back, if you ask me, as I've spent years umm-ing and ahh-ing over what I plan to do with the rest of my life.

I leave school in May 2015 - hurray or no way? I'm yet to decide. Anyway, after I've left, I'll be going on to college to study Hair and Media Make-Up at Level 2 which is a fairly basic one year course. In this course, I'll learn how to tan clients (successfully... Which will be a miracle seeing as I turn myself orange when I tan myself), how to apply basic and photographic make-up and how to apply base colour (when dying hair). After, I'll go on to do a second year long course: Make-Up Artistry at Level 3. I'll learn how to apply prosthetics and how to do theatrical and special effects make-up. I'm hoping to have the opportunity to go to university and study hair and make-up in further detail. My absolute dream job is to be apart of the make-up teams for television shows and films. Also, I'd love to move to America (Florida or LA, in particular) and work at places like Universal - it'd be amazing to get the chance to work there around Halloween, when the actors need to get zombie-fied! I also want to do freelancing.
However, if I do ever decide make-up isn't what I want to go on to do, I'd love to study Psychology at university.

It's crazy, thinking that in ten years time, I could be working alongside some of the most talented make-up artists! I'm excited to get to do what I love and have a strong passion for.
The main thing I'm worried about losing when I leave school and go on to pursue my dreams, though, are my friends. I know that most of the people I see every day, I won't keep in contact with for very long once we've all left. It's really sad to think about it.

Anyway, enough of my rambling, it's eleven o'clock on a Sunday night and I have (you guessed it) school tomorrow. Not quite sure how I feel about this, especially with how sick I still am, but keeping my future plans in mind, I'll get through. I'm very sorry if this hasn't been very interesting to read but I do have quite a few - hopefully - better posts lined up but I did want to share this with you all, just so you can get to know me a little better!

I'd love to hear what you want to do when you leave school or, if you've left already, what you are doing! Leave a comment or tweet me letting me know. :)


  1. I graduated in 2008. I studied English, French and history. But I ended up working for a leasing company first, and then decided to pursue my dream which was to become a make-up artist. So I never actually did anything with my diploma, and I just went with my gut and followed my heart. And I don't regret it at all :-)