I know I harp on about how amazing pole is. But it is my hobby. It keeps me sane. It's something I enjoy and I have made friends from doing it. That said. I want to express how amazing it is to have a hobby. To have something that you enjoy doing for you. For all the good selfish reasons. For instance, the social aspect of a hobby. Meeting like minded people, Destressing, Therapy. I have found that in nursing it can be hard to make friends at times. Because you don't know who you can trust, who will report you and who may have to put you in your place a bit, even if you do get on well together. It's great to have friends in work that you can be comrades with. But it's so important to have friends outside of work encase it doesn't work out the way you had planned. I've found from doing pole for the last two years that this has especially been the case. I've loved meeting people from different backgrounds that have different careers and chatting to them about their lives, finding out what makes them tick and discussing different things as well as the banter. The last few months I wouldn't have gotten through if it wasn't for my pole friends. A lot of people pursue a career that they are passionate about; which is great. But like me a lot of people the passion can sometimes become fatigued or take a different priority level in life. So it's always a good call to have e something else that you do that you love purely for fun, destressing and enjoyment So this is a really quick blog post to say that you should pursue a hobby outside of your work. It's something to work towards, a good stress outlet and a great way to meet like minded people.
It has been a while since I posted on my blog. Now that I have 6 whole weeks off without having to work or think about anything I thought I might get back into it. We are nearly one year married. Where did that time go??? We are officially moved out of our flat and (technically homeless) about to move to a new city with a fresh start and a new job for both of us in the loop. We are both seriously excited about the future. We have had some chats about what we want over the next few years and what we would like to happen in relation to work, location, career, family etc. And it is all looking really good! I'm still poling away. I went to class last night actually for the last time in Bournemouth and they had a banner and cards for me leaving. I was so chuffed. The girls even took me out for dinner and cake and all it was great. It's so funny cause moving to Bournemouth I was so worried about not making friends, being misinterpreted and therefore rubbing people up the wrong way with my different sense of humour and accent. I've been so happily wrong. The girls I've made friends with here are reliable, friendly, helpful and constructive. They're a great bunch and I will miss not seeing them as regularly. Work has been grand aswell. They're a great bunch that I've been working with. A few rocky bumps along the way but it happens in nursing. I have a little nephew on the way. Which is a part of the reason that we are currently on route home to Northern Ireland. Alongside other reasons, like to see family and spend proper time with them instead of a few rushed days. Sister's birthday, brother in law birthday and GCSE results. (still can't believe that he is even old enough to be doing GCSEs) mum and dad's wedding anniversary. All coming up this month. Not to mention going on a late honey moon to Spain at the end of September. Then Kyle will start his new job. It's all go at the moment. There is a lot to look forward to so am feeling very grateful at the moment. But yes. Currently on a plane back to NI. Got a phone call from my mother in law, nice and brother in law all telling me that they miss us and can't wait for us to come home. So we are beyond excited to see everyone.
I am a 25 year old nurse, who is trying to find herself. This blog will contain epiphanies I have, my yoga progress and other such things. Enjoy. :)