12 Career Changes that have led me No Where

So I saw this article written on LinkedIn and I thought it was quite interesting and I shall do it too. The guy in the article wrote 12 career (or was it 21 career changes) that had led him to no where. I was thinking about the same idea with business ideas/adventures. I wish I saved the link to his article.

Why am I doing this you ask?

This week has been really weird. I was very low and very down. I felt very lost and felt like people hated me. In reality, I just hated me and I felt I had lost passion for life. Albeit eating really well this week, I still wasn’t feeling 100%.  (more…)

Subscription Boxes Update

What happened to the Red Pawpaw box?

I thought I’d just whip out a quick update before I get into a good article idea that I just got from LinkedIn.

I was actually looking forward to seeing the Red Pawpaw box this month and waited and waited for ever for it. I hadn’t seen it in a few weeks and normally they send it around the start of the month. So I checked my email and realised that (more…)

I Didn’t Get the Dream Job :(

I didn’t get the dream job.

What a week of stress and anxiety.

I guess I’ll start with the start of the week. Monday was the day of the awaited group interview. I really went in there and just was myself. Participated in the group activity, follow instructions and allowed myself to be me. It was a pretty big group of about 21 people which was a surprise as I only thought that there will be about 6 people or maybe 12 at the most. I thought that they would have sifted through all the applicants – though, as they have said, there were A LOT of applicants and making it through thus far was already something special.

Anyway. After a few bits and bobs. I got a phone call later that night and I was through to the next round. I literally “YAYed” in my car! Super excited and felt so great about myself. I kinda had thoughts of how awesome I was and such an awesome team player. (more…)

Highlights of 2014!

Hey yall!

I think it’s the tradition to do a highlight or recap of the year before New Years.

I was just saying to my friend that 2014 was a tough year. It was also a really expensive year. A year of realisations, lessons, changes and ends. Here is a list of memories, of up sides and down sides of the year that was and also a final thought of 2014.

They are not in order. I tried to put it in chronological order but it was too hard. I also tried to put them in “good” and “bad” but that was also too hard. Let’s just go with the flow??

So, here we go:

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Merry Merry Christmas!!

Merry Merry Christmas Folks!

Just a quick little message while my neighbours are still partying (at 1.02AM)

I think today is the only day of the year where it’s like.. Keep Partying!! Anyway, enjoy your lovely egg nog, christmas goodies, church, dancing, wine and wake up to a wonderful day of celebrations, food, presents, gifts and family and friends.

Here’s the lyrics of the 12 Days of Christmas (I honestly only just today realised what the lyrics were)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Karen x

PS – A New Year Review Post will be up soon. In the meantime, what are your 2014 memories and what do you have in store for 2015 or any New Years resolutions??

Violet Box December 2014

Hey guys,

Received the Violet Box for December 2014 a few days ago but only just got myself to sit down and do a quick blog review instead of a video review for this month.

Here is what is inside:

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Hard times, Grief and Redundancy

Yo peeps, here’s a post with emojis to further illustrate my emotions.

Its been a long few weeks since I wrote anything. Yes, I have spent this time licking wounds. We had the Xmas party as well which was interesting. I’ll get to that in a sec.

I tried my best to keep positive in the last couple of weeks but it was hard. It was hard because a part of me knew it was the best thing to leave but the other part was still upset that it was me who left. After speaking with pretty much every female in the organisation, i realised that it was just me that was asked to leave. 👿

Anyway. I went xmas shopping last week, just to take the mind off me and put it into the spirit  of giving. All day I had been thinking about the five stages of grief and where I was. I guess, as a way to help me understand why I was still feeling shit and where I was up to. Yes, control freak coming out. Finally when I got to Chadstone, I sat under the big starry installation outside of David Jones and googled the five stages of grief …

Five stages of Grief:

1. Surprise/shock/denial – yup, happened on the first day😯
2. Anger – yup, the day after. Lots of colourful name calling.😠
3. Bargaining – yup, right after name calling.:|
4. Depression – ahhh… here we are. Helplessness and hopelessness
5. Acceptance – not yet then.

It turns out that on that day I was in depression. 😣 (more…)

Violet Box Unboxing and Review for November 2014

Hey guys,

Twas a late box for Violet Box for November. But it finally came in on Monday this week. I’ve popped the video on YouTube but have been such a Debbie Downer in the last few days (I shall expose my vulnerabilities in the next post).

Anyway, here’s a quick review and unboxing of the violet box for November 2014. I will most likely give that magnetic nail polish a go soon. Hopefully in the next few days or next week fo shizzle!

Enjoy the video! (more…)

I was Made Redundant at Work

Wow.

What interesting energy this weekend.

So there’s been talk of a work review and an email was sent at work on a Friday to everyone that there’s potential that people will “loose hours or gain some hours”.

When I received that I thought, “ah, it’s going to be me”. The work that I was doing was coming to an end and there was not really anything in store for me next year.

At work, I do drink-driving courses as you all know – I facilitate.

A part from that, I also project manage small projects and manage and coordinate tenders as well as the marketing things, admin and little bits and pieces.

This year, most of my work was concentrated on completed websites and they have all finished up this year. I noticed that a lot of projects weren’t given to me at all. A lot of these projects that I worked to put together and develop, were not given to me to run.

I knew I was on the chopping block. (more…)