February 1st, 2011
Taking inspiration from Jetta Vegas by starting up my own ‘Gratituesday’.
When I was going through depression in my second year of Uni I was encouraged by my councillor to write down 3 things a day that I was grateful for, to encourage me to look at the bright side.It was incredibly helpful, and showed me that the good things outshone the shit things.It’s seriously an amazing exercise, and even though it’s simple, it works. :)
This week I am grateful for:
My work placement opportunity: Getting work in Museums nowadays is ALL about having experience. You can have an amazing degree, an MA from an amazing Uni, but if you don’t have any experience then it doesn’t count for anything. So I am majorly grateful for Bolton Museum, for not only letting me do a placement with them, but also for giving me an amazing project which will look bang tidy on my CV. I found out this week that I am able to carry on the project through to the end. So the whole aquarium will have been budgeted, interpreted & designed by me. ^_^
My Family: I’ve had a rather stressful week this week regarding paying rent & my tuition fees. This month I’ve had to pay out £2360 in total for bills. It would have been IMPOSSIBLE on my own. But my family have helped me out big time, without them I would have not been able to do an MA or have my own flat.
Spotify: I have absolutely no money, and this week albums by two of my fave people  came out: Iron & Wine and Jose Vanders. There’s no way I would have been able to listen to them legally, but Spotify came to the rescue as always. :D Hurray for Spotify.
Matthew: Matt, as always, has been an absolute star. I’ve not had to make ONE meal for myself. He’s paid for everything. He’s not once asked me for money, or for help. He meets me from the train station everyday to walk me to his flat, even though it’s only 10mins away. He makes me feel rather amazing & loved. So hooray for him.
My laptop: I am constantly using it at the moment, and doing work would be incredibly difficult without it. I use it at home, work & when I’m back in Chesterfield with the family. I can’t even imagine how difficult things would be without it tbh.
My iphone: This leads nicely on from the above point. This week I thought my iphone had broken. Luckily it hasn’t, but it led me to think about what I wouldn’t be able to do without it. I check my train times, I am OBSESSIVE when it comes to social networking- so that would be out the window, I listen to music, I take photos, you get the picture. I rely on it a HELL of a lot. So I’m grateful I have one & it hasn’t broken. :)
So yeah. Long blog. But there we go. :D I feel good. & I’m gonna go read more about freshwater fish for this project. ^_^

Taking inspiration from Jetta Vegas by starting up my own ‘Gratituesday’.

When I was going through depression in my second year of Uni I was encouraged by my councillor to write down 3 things a day that I was grateful for, to encourage me to look at the bright side.
It was incredibly helpful, and showed me that the good things outshone the shit things.

It’s seriously an amazing exercise, and even though it’s simple, it works. :)

This week I am grateful for:

My work placement opportunity: Getting work in Museums nowadays is ALL about having experience. You can have an amazing degree, an MA from an amazing Uni, but if you don’t have any experience then it doesn’t count for anything. So I am majorly grateful for Bolton Museum, for not only letting me do a placement with them, but also for giving me an amazing project which will look bang tidy on my CV. I found out this week that I am able to carry on the project through to the end. So the whole aquarium will have been budgeted, interpreted & designed by me. ^_^

My Family: I’ve had a rather stressful week this week regarding paying rent & my tuition fees. This month I’ve had to pay out £2360 in total for bills. It would have been IMPOSSIBLE on my own. But my family have helped me out big time, without them I would have not been able to do an MA or have my own flat.

Spotify: I have absolutely no money, and this week albums by two of my fave people  came out: Iron & Wine and Jose Vanders. There’s no way I would have been able to listen to them legally, but Spotify came to the rescue as always. :D Hurray for Spotify.

Matthew: Matt, as always, has been an absolute star. I’ve not had to make ONE meal for myself. He’s paid for everything. He’s not once asked me for money, or for help. He meets me from the train station everyday to walk me to his flat, even though it’s only 10mins away. He makes me feel rather amazing & loved. So hooray for him.

My laptop: I am constantly using it at the moment, and doing work would be incredibly difficult without it. I use it at home, work & when I’m back in Chesterfield with the family. I can’t even imagine how difficult things would be without it tbh.

My iphone: This leads nicely on from the above point. This week I thought my iphone had broken. Luckily it hasn’t, but it led me to think about what I wouldn’t be able to do without it. I check my train times, I am OBSESSIVE when it comes to social networking- so that would be out the window, I listen to music, I take photos, you get the picture. I rely on it a HELL of a lot. So I’m grateful I have one & it hasn’t broken. :)

So yeah. Long blog. But there we go. :D
I feel good. & I’m gonna go read more about freshwater fish for this project. ^_^