I have missed blogging. I don’t do it for the followers or the likes; (although I do love all the nice comments and likes I get from you guys so please don’t stop!) I do it for the relief and the relaxed feeling I get when I get everything off my chest. It is a safe place for me even though billions of people in the world wide web have access to it. I know some of my closest friends and my mum read it which I appreciate. Sometimes it’s really hard to speak about things and so much easier to write them down as you are feeling them.
I always thought I would eventually just post about one thing and recreate my blog as a single topic, whether that be photography, sports, fitness or whatever I liked. However, with the last 12 months being so hectic and me being so absent, it has sat here neglected, with no new life. I still don’t have a single topic and I am not sure I ever will. I do like just posting random things that are going on in my life but I also like the idea of having a single topic to talk about. In saying that, any blogging is good blogging.
As I have said previously, last year, 2015, was absolutely hectic. I was studying an Event Management Diploma, working a full time job and trying to fit in some kind of social and fitness life. Towards the end of the year, I stopped going out, I stopped going to the gym and I even took 2 weeks (days here and there) off from work just to get my study done. It was hard. Harder that I ever imagined it would be. At the beginning, I was acing all my assignments and my quizzes with plenty of time to spare. At the end, I was just submitting them in the middle of the night or finishing my quizzes at work because I ran out of time. Luckily (or due to no sleep and lots of study) my average for marks stayed above 90% for my entire diploma. What’s that? A distinction or High Distinction? With everything that happened last year, I am proud to say that it one hell of an achievement. It was my goal to be the best I could be and I certainly did myself proud, as well as my parents and all my friends and work colleagues that supported my through the year.
My project ended by looking exactly how I wanted it to. Everything was perfect. I did not get to proof read it as well as I would have liked but there is nothing I can do about that now. Hey, remember those jerseys I designed for my project that my teams where going to wear? Well yeah, I ended up getting them printed up. How amazing do they look? I wore one of the to my major project pitch and I know it definitely helped my presentation. My panel loved them and I felt so comfortable in them, being in my natural football environment.
I am still awaiting my final results for my major project and my pitch. They should arrive in the next week or two. In an age where everything needs to be urgent and emails ping our inboxes quicker than ever before, my college is still posting out our official results by snail mail. I cannot remember the last time that I received something in the mail that wasn’t a bill, a bank statement or junk mail. I just wish they would hurry up.
I had my graduation on the 15th December 2015, so I know I passed. YAY! I got to make a speech to the entire audience on behalf of my class. That was a little daunting but I did have one of my classmates with me so that made me feel a little less nervous. I also had the honour of winning 2 awards.
Most Engaging Major Project Pitch – Industry Standard Pitch College Award – Demonstrating Leadership, Integrity and College Spirit
I had absolutely no idea I was going to receive these and I feel very humble that my fellow students and lecturers believed in me enough to award these to me.
I’ve always said that I felt like I was missing out without a shiny piece of paper saying that I had achieved something post school era. A lot of my friends and #boyfie have degrees and I’ve always felt a little left out. Now that I have my own shiny piece of post school achievement, I feel like I belong in the world and that I have closed in the tiny hole that always sat inside me for not continuing with my study.
That means I am officially qualified to run any event.. or help out on it. I know that technically you don’t need a piece of paper to do that, but now studying and seeing this field of work, it definitely helps. Every event I go to now, without knowing, I critique everything that is there. The lighting, the sound, the food, all the way down to the decor and candles people have decided to use. It is annoying but it’s also great that I can use my knowledge to help people or remember what looks good or bad for any event that I help out on.
People have been asking me what I am going to do now… Am I going to venture out into the events world and leave my day job or stay where I am and not use the knowledge I now have? I’d like to say both. I definitely want to stay in loop and work within the industry but I also know that I have a great job and I don’t want to loose that either. I will be doing my best to juggle them both until I cannot do it any longer. Sporting events is where I want to be and it always has been. Whether I am just attending them or help running them, I will always love them. The FIFA World Cup is my dream and I will get there, one way or another. As a spectator or an official helper, I am not sure yet but it is my number one goal (apart from seeing Liverpool play at Anfield). I will get there. (Side note: If anyone knows how I can get into a gig like this, please email me or use the contact page!)
I’ve missed you guys and I’ve missed feeling like myself. Welcome back guys and welcome back normal life. It is good to be back.