The Sunday Post #4 | A Career Change, A Blog Update, Monthly Playlist & More



It's time for us to catch up again! I think I may have arrived at the most scary, exciting, uncertain points in my life so far...

In short: I quit my job! I had an offer for a graduate scheme in a business area I'm really interested in for an amazing company so it's really a dream opportunity. I had become so unhappy in the job I've had since the end of last year. Despite the great people I was lucky enough to work with, it just wasn't right for me. However leaving on Friday still felt really emotional! ( I ugly-cried...) Hopefully I'll now have the chance to feel challenged and be exposed to a wealth of new experiences. I feel like I'd rather be stressed than bored, and whilst it's scary I do love a challenge. I really hope it's everything I've been hoping for and that I can step up to the plate. I've realised that I'm quite an intense person; I like to be busy, I feel restless if I feel I'm not progressing, and I think this could be the perfect route for me. 


So, what does this mean for my blog? Good question. I'm going to play it by ear and see how much I feel I can comfortably do. I will be taking on more responsibility and also have exams to study for! I'm going to try for four posts a week (as opposed to my current five) and see how it works for me. I hope you can bear with me as I find my feet in my new role. I have a couple of guest posts planned over the coming months for the first time so that even if I take a step back there's going to be new content on my blog. At the end of the day I will blog as much as I can without compromising the quality of my content and whilst maintaining a balance with work, blogging and life. 


I also want to take a moment to say a huge thank you for all the love and support I've had from you all recently, I'm really pleased that my posts have been going down well as I put a lot of work into everything I publish! For the two weeks I now have off before starting my new job I'm going to be daily blogging so make sure you're following me for new posts every day.

Now we've got the housekeeping out of the way, I thought I'd share with you what I've been watching and listening to this month. I put together a little 'end of summer' playlist I love listening to when I want to chill out and relax. I'm thinking I might make a monthly playlist to include in this Sunday post, so let me know if you like having a peak at what I'm listening to.




In terms of TV, I don't think I've been that into anything recently. My boyfriend and I watched the new series of True Detective but I thought it was nowhere near as good as the first. The finale was pretty explosive but it seemed overly complicated and had too many random story lines that never led anywhere and pointless characters who never became relevant. 


There seems to have been a bit of a shortage of films out but I've still checked out a few. We watched Nightcrawler, which is about a guy who decides to become a freelancer filming footage of crimes to sell to cable stations. Jake Gyllenhaal is chillingly good in it as the main character. We also watched Fury, which is set in the Second World War, focussing on the American soldiers manning a tank named Fury. It's not one of the greatest war films of all time but I thought it was pretty good visually and in terms of the main performances. Recently I also watched the Maze Runner. I don't know how I hadn't seen it before, as I love a bit of Young Adult Dystopian! It's so much better than you'd expect, I have to say. Essentially a boy wakes up in the centre of a maze, unable to remember anything but his name, and finds himself living among a community of boys who all had the same happen to them. The first half is stronger, as the mystery of why they are there and what's outside the maze is built. A lot of the fun is lost when the 'big reveal' comes about but it's still a good movie.


I also met up with a couple of my university friends and we ended up at the Cornerhouse (now called Home) in Manchester, watching a French film called Eden. It was all about the French house/garage scene in the 90s to the present day. It's one of those films were there's not a huge amount of resolution for the characters at the end but the music was great and it was stylistically impressive.

This month has been pretty frugal so I haven't especially been out anywhere different. I briefly stopped off in Birmingham and met up with one of my closest friends from university, which was really nice. I went to Yo! Sushi in Manchester for the first time in ages and it was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday but they've recently re-done the menu and made it a lot easier for people like me with dietary requirements to tell what does and doesn't have meat in it, which was great. I also went to Cote Brasserie again in Manchester as they do an amazing menu which is about £11 for 2 courses or £13 for 3 even on weekends up until 7pm. There's a really good amount of choice, even if you're vegetarian and you get good portions of great food so I definitely recommend it if you're on a budget but want to go out for a meal somewhere.



Which TV shows and Films would you recommend I check out? What have been your lifestyle favourites this past month?

 


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  1. Good luck in your new job Jas! I hope it will work out wll for you. I have been enjoying Madam Secretary at the moment and started watching Zoo. Xx

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  2. Good luck going into your new job - sounds so exciting! I'd really recommend Love, Rosie I watched it this month and I absolutely loved it!

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  3. Good luck with your new job Jasmine! So exciting! I'm so behind on tv at the minute, I have the whole second series of True Detective recorded and none of it watched! Speaking of Jake Gyllenhaal, I saw him in Southpaw a while back and loved it!

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    1. Thank you :) and I need to watch Southpaw! xx

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  4. Good luck for all :) and don't worry, you should post everytime you can! Xx

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    1. Thank you hun :) we will see how it goes xx

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  5. Congrats on the new job, you deserve it! I watched Night Crawler and thought he was amazing in it x
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    1. Thank you lovely and it's such a great film! xx

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  6. I hope you enjoy your new job :)
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  7. I love your photography, especially all these busy layouts :) Good luck in your new job too!

    Just Little Things xo

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  8. Good luck with your new job, I'm sure you'll be great! :) it's always good to take a risk sometimes, it makes life exciting :D xxx

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  9. Good luck in your new job. I was going to watch the second series of true detective - not so sure now as sometimes it's always the first one that is best. x

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    1. Thank you lovely :) it's worth a watch if you've not got much else on your list xx

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  10. Congratulations on your new career! How exciting. I'm the same, with wanting to be challenged & constantly improving. I feel that if I'm not moving forward in what I'm doing I'm effectively moving backward. You've got a great ethos & I'm sure you'll do fantastically in your new position. Good luck! Xx

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    1. Thank you lovely - you're too kind :) I hope it all goes well and I'm getting excited now! xx

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  11. Congratulations and good luck on your new job! You definitely deserve it! :) Xx

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  12. Congrats & good luck with your new job!!

    Jess xo
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  13. Congratulations and good luck with the new job!

    xo, Liz
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  14. I watched Fury about a month ago too and really enjoyed it, I thought it had a good cast. Good luck with the new job :)

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    1. I definitely agree, such a good cast and thank you lovely :) xx

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  15. First of all, congrats on your new job! Second, I love your picks! I've been lusting after these Hourglass blushes for some time now. Great playlist too.

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    1. Thank you so much and the Mood Exposure blush is my absolute favourite! xx

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  16. congrats on your career change, I hope you enjoy it!
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    1. Thank you :) I think it's the right step for me! xx

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  17. Congrats and Good Luck on this new job. I think it is great that you want to progress and further expose yourself to bigger and challenging opportunities. Also, love your picks! :)

    x Arwa
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    1. Thank you lovely - it's an exciting time! xx

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  18. It's really interesting to hear what you've been up to recently. I hope everything goes well with your new job and from the sounds of it, I have no doubt that you'll be amazing at it! :)

    Olivia x
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    1. Aw thank you, that's so nice of you to say :) xx

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  19. Good luck with your new job! I'm really tempted to quit mine but feel that I should get a new job before I leave this one. Like you I'd rather be stressed than bored which is what I am all the time at my current job. Gotta add that loving Years & Years now too! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's always good to have something lined up before leaving your current job just so you have a fall-back :) xx

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  20. 4 posts a week is still a lot & I'm amazed that you can do that with your full time job and the new commitments you will have. I've cut back to 2 posts a week at the moment because of working more, it's not the writing that I find hard, it's the promoting & catching up with comments. I have been obsessed with Suits… have you watched it? I tried to get into True Detective but just couldn't after Suits x

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    1. Well, we'll see how it goes...haha. And I definitely agree it's all the promoting and interaction that takes time!

      A few of my friends love Suits so I'll have to give it a go :) xx

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  21. Congrats on your new path in career! Hope you're coping well at the moment x

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  22. Congratulations on your new job hun! I'm so proud of you ^_^ It's great knowing that you're not in a job that has becoming boring now, I'm at that stage personally but as its just a student job and useful experience wise for my future plans I can't quit - just a year to go I guess!
    I think you're doing fantastically to blog 5 times a week - I struggle with three!! Don't worry about slowing down with the content, we totally understand and love the amount of effort you put into ever post, you really can tell :)
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    1. Thank you :D this is such a lovely comment and means a lot xx

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  23. Hope everything works out for you well, good luck with your new job, lovely.

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  24. Congrats on the new role hun and I agree I always think if you are unhappy somewhere to move on and find something that will challenge you daily. I couldn’t get into the second season of True Detective I have to agree it did seem overly complicated.

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    1. Thank you lovely and I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thought that haha xx

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  25. Wow, good luck with everything! It sounds like this is an exciting time for you.

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