It’s been a while!

Hello my loves! It has been aย while!

Quite a lot has happened since my last post! I’d like to think this girl has been doing someย seriousย adulting since we last spoke! So let’s try and rewind… last time we spoke properly I had just left the North and was heading to Bristol! The only thing I knew for absolute certain was where I was going to live (obvs with Will). That was it. I had somewhere to live but not a lot else!

I was feeling pretty crappy because I’d hurt my foot (no idea how but it turns out it was quite badly hurt which resulted in a 5hr round trip from the doctors surgery to A&E several weeks later) We popped over to France to see Will’s family last weekend! We managed to nab a sofa which was excellent! Overall it’s been quite hectic. On a plus note I’ve pimped by crutches so to speak…

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Oh and I might have failed to mention that I have got a job in central bristol as a legal recruiter and I couldn’t be any happier?

I mean I’ve been one lucky girl because I had been told by Will and my Mum to not be disheartened until I have at least applied for 30+ jobs. You can imagine their faces when I get an interview for the first job I applied for 30 mins after applying, get a call back and secure a job to start in just under a months time!

Yes, I’m blooming proud of myself!

In other news the house is coming together rather nicely! the floor is down, furniture has been bought and the sofa is arriving on Wednesday! It’s looking so much more homely downstairs and soon we will not be confined to spending our time in the bedroom! I’m really looking forward to watching OITNB on that dreamy sofa come Wednesday night!

I also popped back home to Guernsey for a week a little while back! I had an absolutely lovely time and we had the nicest afternoon tea (it was served on a mini picnic bench!!!)

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see! wasn’t it adorable! I basically just spent the whole week eating…

On a much sadder note my beloved Fizzy finally went to Kitty-Cat heaven, it was awfully upsetting as she has been a part of my life for over 17 years! Everyone was devastated. In some ways I still cannot quite believe she has gone!

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There’s definitely been some ups and well as downs as of late! However it’s on to a new chapter! I just had to include the amazing Banksy EU piece that we saw on our way to France whilst driving through Dover! I have no idea how he get away with that!!!

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So yeah that’s a brief update! I’m rather hungry and need to now hobble down the stairs! Until next time โค

Welcome to the real world honey!

Evening… lets pretend its not morning shall we? I have been sat here for the last couple of hours frantically emailing law firms for work experience, attaching my legal CV, making sure it is as top notch as possible, trying to sell myself but ultimately failing so hey what a fun filled day! This evening I also for some unknown reason decided to take both the basic Westlaw certificate in legal research as well as the advanced certificate! So yes, I now have an advanced certificate in UK Westlaw and my certificates are winging their way to me as I speak (well 6 weeks…) I also got to update my Linkedin account which was of course thrilling *LOOK AT ME, LOOK WHAT YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON* (please note that my darlings was sarcasm)

I was having a bit of a life moment. Y’know one of those what am I doing with my life, what will I do with this degree, was it even worth it, no one in a million years is going to employ me with that CV… we’ve all been there (maybe)

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WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD HONEY!

I would just like to clarify that I by no means have been lulled into an illusion that experience and things that make me desirable as a prospective employee will fall straight into my hands *if only* I mean it would be flipping amazing for a vacation scheme to fall straight out of the sky and to land right in front of me but I’d be one fool to think that would ever happen.

Nothing comes without a whole lot of determination, pushing, blood, sweat and in my case a lot of tears!

You are not the only one struggling to find experience, you won’t get any experience unless you actually apply, who cares if you get rejected… try, try and guess what! TRY AGAIN.

You know what you need to do. Up that commercial awareness & go to every blooming event possible and keep emailing and enclosing that CV because if you never try you’ll never know (what a tune)

So this is to any law students out there who are feeling overwhelmed and disheartened… we are all in the same boat. We are all in the same rat race. We are all wanting each others experiences and networking opportunities, we all want to slip in somewhere through the back door, we are all trying to stand out like a needle in a haystack, we are all competing.

My one piece of advice is to not get lazy, you need to be proactive, you need to work from the very bottom before you get anywhere in this life. So far I’m on a waiting list for a criminal law talk, I joined the commercial awareness society and am now qualified in using legal databases… not too bad for one night!

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The party, drink as many drinks as possible and act like a fool has clearly been replaced (probably for the best when I think about it)

To any fellow law students out there please tell me I’m not alone!!!