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I worked in sales for 2 months (and I Hated It)

Obviously, I’m not going to go into detail as to what my job was, but let’s just say this – I worked in a call centre, trying to earn money for charity. I got paid minimum wage, and on top of this, I got commission (if I ever reached the targets for it). And I’m not going to say it’s a bad job, because I know people who have been there for a couple of years, and are still going strong! For me, though, it was complete hell.  Continue reading “I worked in sales for 2 months (and I Hated It)”

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Being vege; I’m actually kind of loving it // Apr. 2018

You may or may not remember, but at the end of 2017 I decided that I was going to be vegetarian. All the comments had such good advice, so thank you all for that! Most of the advice I got was about what sorts of foods to try, to get some inspiration – and honestly, I still need to look into the standards from different cultures, but I’m still pretty happy with the variation I’ve been getting. One thing I haven’t really eaten are meat substitutes, because I was warned away from them by one of you guys, but I haven’t found that to be too bad either! Continue reading “Being vege; I’m actually kind of loving it // Apr. 2018”

Posted in Discussions, Mental Health, Posts

Body Confidence (or, a lack of)

“You’ve put on a lot of weight since I last saw you”

“You just need to start exercising, what about jogging?” 

“You can see your stomach in that, do you really want to wear it?”

“How about this skirt? It’s highwaisted, so it’ll hide your stomach”

“When I lost weight, that’s when all the girls started hitting on me”

“Yeah, I’m not surprised you’re a virgin, you don’t look like the kind of person that’s had sex”

“Don’t worry, we can both crop out our stomachs so you can just see our faces”

“Do you really want to post that? You can see… a lot”

“You’re the only person that ever eats their entire meal, the other girls only eat half”

Hi, I’m Victoria, and I hate my body. Continue reading “Body Confidence (or, a lack of)”

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A creative block

It’s February. I’ve finally gotten myself into a good routine; I have a new job with consistent hours, I have my flat sorted, I make meal plans and budget plans. But for some reason, the main thing that doesn’t fit into this routine is blogging. I just can’t seem to sit down and make myself write. Dear god it’s frustrating! Even the posts you guys have been seeing recently were scheduled a while ago. I have a couple of theories on why, but really no ideas on how to fix it.   Continue reading “A creative block”

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My YouTube Channel; what happened, and where to now?

Listen, I don’t mean to go on about it so much, but last year sucked, okay? And part of this was the people that I used to call friends finding my blog and YouTube channel (did a bit of sad writing on it here). Basically, they found it, and certain videos and lines from posts became hilarious jokes between them all. Weirdly enough, I wasn’t exactly a fan? Crazy, right? Anyway, I tend to take criticism like that to heart way too much, and so since then, I haven’t uploaded a single video. It took me a damn long time to even get back into blogging, and I love this thing. YouTube, though, I just don’t know if I can bring myself to start doing again. I know, I know, who cares about what other people think? Do what you love, for you! I know all of this, but I just can’t decide if it’s worth getting back into it.  Continue reading “My YouTube Channel; what happened, and where to now?”

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Movies as an “experience”

I wouldn’t consider myself a film buff, by any means. I like a good movie, but more for the story than the cinematography or soundtrack. What I do love, though, is actually going to the cinema to see something, rather than streaming it at home. And when my friend asked how cinemas could possibly even exist these days, when streaming is so accessible, I decided to put these thoughts into words.  Continue reading “Movies as an “experience””

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Living in halls at university; is it the right choice?

My first year of university was, well, not the best (read the saga here). For me, a huge part of that was the experience of living in halls, and not having any space from a toxic group of friends (including them not having space from me). And I’ve talked to people, without going in depth, about why I left that university, and so many people are completely unsurprised. Because halls suck, right? Living in a place with 50 people, sharing bathrooms, a kitchen, not ever being able to go to a place that’s completely quiet? I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while, but I wanted to make sure I was as un-biased as I could be. With that, let’s run through the pros and cons, based off my experience with it! Continue reading “Living in halls at university; is it the right choice?”