So just realised I haven’t actually posted anything since Christmas. Quite a bits happened since then! Good things too. After the disaster that was 2012 for me, littered with injuries, illness and financial woe, 2013 seems to be looking up rather nicely.
In January I got back on wheels and returned to training with MMR, still min skills at the moment (which I feel like I’m doing for the third time now what with all the newly released requirements…GAH! Will I ever pass?)
But I’m feeling confident with it. Have learnt some new things, feel happier on my skates and more comfortable. It’s all good! First attempt at 25 in 5 since I got back (first try in a year) I got 24 and 2/3rds, which considering the last time I did it, a year ago don’t forget, I got 21, I thought was pretty fucking fantastic! I wanted to die afterwards and couldn’t stop shaking and ended up being told to sit out for the end which sucked big time. The last but looked like fun! Next try wasn’t as successful. The new requirements had been released that morning…27 in 5!! I was so close the week before and now I just felt so completely disheartened. I took to the track and immediately felt my stomach in my mouth and my bowels fill! Fight or flight?! I fought. And lost. 23. I ran outside, fighting to not chunder everywhere. Cried. Went back in. I was so angry with myself and so upset I totally fucked up scrimmage and went home feeling a complete twat. Confidence…knocked. I’ll get it back though.
I got the finances sorted out! Turned out those clever twats at HMRC were taxing me for two jobs when I only have ever had one! So that resulted in a nice refund and better pay.
I also had an interview at my local college to do a general beauty course to kick start my quest to becoming a makeup artist. Have been speaking to some qualified professionals in the business and all have said a great way to start is with a basic qualification and then move upwards in a more specialised direction. From what I know of the course, I’m probably going to hate it! Waxing and nails and BLEURGH, but I’ve got to do it. It’s the basics right?! And it’s only a year so after that it’ll be more of the stuff I want to do. A chat with the course tutor about where I want to go gave me some good ideas, there’s various side projects I can apply for to do which will be more my thing so that’s awesome! Anyway, got a letter last month…I HAVE AN OFFER!!!
Work, last year work was “ok”, I wasn’t enjoying it, I kind if dreaded it sometimes. But this year everything’s changed, we have a new team. Some I was happy to see go, others I was sad. But the bottom line is I now enjoy work. I like who I’m working with (most of the time). I was entered into the Barista of The Year competition in February by my colleagues and the first heat was for the area, North East. Anyway, I won! I “officially” make the best coffee in the North east, well for my company anyway. Still a pretty good achievement considering I hadn’t even been there for a year plus all the time I had off sick last year. Quite chuffed with myself. Didn’t win the next heat though, regionals. My area manager is convinced it was a fix though. He would say that.
Also got a wikid new tattoo from my best bud Shiv at Tattoo UK in Twickenham…check her and them out!
So after all the good things, I’ve got some good things to look forward to, I’m going to see Bon Jovi with my mum and aunt (SOOO EXCITED !!) and my first IMATS in with my mum and sister all in june as well as a nice stint at home for a week. Then in September I’ll be starting at college.
Then what’s next, who knows. Hopefully more good things!