What Not to Do When You Start Work

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location, notting hill, london

Here’s a brief history of me in the working world:

  • I got my first job when I was 17 years old. I worked in a cafe around the corner from where I lived but actually I spent most of my time in the back washing plates. The owners there weren’t the biggest fan of me as they couldn’t fathom how I got 12A*s at GCSE (they pointed out often they they “‘ad none!”) but didn’t know what a sundried tomato was (well – it’s not really apart of an African diet!! But yes I was also a ditz, allow me.) After two months of passive aggressiveness I quit via text and never looked back. Sometimes when I go back to see my family I look back at the little cafe and wonder if it’s still owned by the same buncha eediats.
  • I tried to get retail jobs for years but was never accepted for anything! I had an interview for Tesco once but they never got back to me… ouch.
  • Uni started and so did the internship applications. In my first year I “interned” for 1 week at a US investment bank, then later that year I paid the deposit for my second year uni flat, was plunged into my overdraft, and decided to take up a 12 week part time summer internship at a “commodities pricing firm” to keep me afloat.
  • In my second year I interned for 10 weeks at a European investment bank which I now work out.
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Jan 21 2019 at 8:31 am   ·   Leave a Comment   ·   Posted Under Advice, Style


2019 Fitness Update and Q&A

fitness, new year, health, gym,

location, notting hill, london

Happy Monday! Monday is the day I’m proclaiming will be my weekly posting day. I tried this last year when I was posting two times a week and it didn’t quite work out – but I’m hoping this time I can stick to it (not even hoping – I will!)

As we’re still early-ish into January, 2019 outlook posts (in my opinion) are still totally suitable. So, I thought this time I would focus on where I’m at health & fitness wise at the moment, what the plan is for 2019, and also answer some Q&As that I asked for via Instagram stories!

Unless this is your first time here, you’d know that I got my ass together to focus on my health & fitness back in July 2017. At the end of 2017/beginning of 2018 I turned things up a notch – I was in the gym weightlifting and/or HIIT-ing 5x a week, I downloaded MyFitnessPal for a period of time to get my nutrition (a little bit) in check, and honestly, I just started to really enjoy the process over the course of those 52 weeks.

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Jan 14 2019 at 8:07 am   ·   Leave a Comment   ·   Posted Under Fitness