Wednesday, 30 December 2015

New Year - New Me

New Year Resolutions Coast Lucianna Dress

Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of posts and being so quiet for some time, but having a complete life change (moving, starting a new job) within a few weeks has totally kept me occupied. Now that I have some time off, I finally found a minute to reflect on 2015.

Low Points 2015 :

  • I couldn't afford to live in the UK without a job, so 2015 started depressingly, as I had to move back to my parent’s house in Germany. The dream of living in the UK failed. For the first couple of months, I felt isolated and very lonely. After ten years of moving out, I had to give up my independence again and live in the middle of nowhere.
  • I spent the first half of the year writing zillions of applications just to receive rejection after rejection. Worst reaction to my application? To be told, my Master’s degree scares the employer and they couldn’t pay me my asking salary because my ‘First Class is [was] too good’.
  • I applied for a ridiculous amount of traineeships with magazines and TV stations but failed in getting a further education in journalism. Realising that I simply haven’t got the talent to be a writer and the following process of accepting this was another reason that kept me down in 2015.
  • On my birthday I was told by an employer that no one cared about my degree or my previous academic achievements and I was talked into the belief that I was lost (when really I wasn’t, I just didn’t get my chance). This 'conversation' knocked my confidence a lot and I was crying all day on my birthday. In the end, I took all of my dignity and courage together to get the bravery and walked away from that job. I haven't regretted my choice in a single moment because, if I haven't done so I wouldn't be where I am today.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Giveaway: Nikolaus Day In Germany

Christmas Nikolaus Day

In my culture, the 6th of December marks a very important tradition in the pre-festive period leading up to Christmas. We celebrate Nikolaus Day in honour of Saint Nikolaus, a 4th-century saint who brought gifts to children and the poor. Nikolaus Day has been special because it is not only a little treat before Christmas and increases the anticipation for Christmas Eve, it is also a day to educate children.

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