This is going to be a hard but honest post to write. As you can guess by the title of this post, I have been furloughed AGAIN. It’s third time UNlucky in my work team’s case. While I’m writing this Taylor Swift’s 1989 is being played on repeat. It’s the perfect album to construct blogs like this one. Current favourite song is Clean, it’s very relatable. I’ve taken a break from Twitter to focus on my Instagram stats. Since doing so my reels have really taken off, I’m enjoying making them and seeing everyone love them. Still blowing my mind 47.2K people have watched my first reel. Thank you.
The day after lockdown 3.0 was announced, we were all emailed by our CEO to say our company had filed for administration. While writing this, we still have six days to hear back from the big fellas at head office about our job security. It’s not fun, let me tell you. I’m not saying anymore on this subject – just giving you some background as usual. Update: we still have jobs thankfully but others weren’t so lucky. Annnnnd we’ve been furloughed again for Feb while BoJo sorts his shizzle out.
Another update: due to the roadmap to 21st June, it’s looking like I’m going to be furloughed through March too.
Furlough Part Three
I am bored. We were only five days (I think, the days just melt into one) into lockdown 3.0 when I started this post. I was already running out of things to change my day up. There’s only so much cross stitching and crocheting a girl can do in a day before she wants to rip her hair out. Same goes for watching Harry Styles music videos…even though I could never get bored of those. I go for walks a lot more often than previous lockdowns. That’s really bad that that has become a regular phrase now. Previous lockdowns.
I don’t know if you can tell but I’m fed up. Fed up of the fact I have actually witnessed first hand the people who have put us into this mess. WEAR. A. BLOODY. MASK. If myself and my team can wear a form of protection for eight or nine hours at a time, you can wear it for the ten minutes you’re in my shop. Sorry for the negativity but quite a few people need to hear this. I think most people who work in retail or catering can relate. We’ve been on the front line of some very negative people and it’s getting really old now. Be kind to one another, thank you.
Walks, walks and more walks
I walked 13K at the start of this lockdown and my legs HATED me the days after. Even my watch was shocked, ha! Boris has asked the UK to stay in their local area. There isn’t much around my house that has a ‘substantial walk’ feel to it. I’ve been doing the local bus route, walked towards the racecourse and back (once). Then I’ve just given up again. It’s really hard to keep at something if you don’t have your everyday routine I’ve found. I don’t think it helped I was on edge for most of January worrying about my job.
I will get back into it soon – I’ve become quite invested in my cross stitching, I’ve created an Insta dedicated to my creations so I don’t clog my personal up with hoops. It’s quite therapeutic, especially if you make them for people like I am. I decided in month 1263748 of furloughed life to make my work family hoops so it gives them a little boost. I have also put my reading list aside. Which I keep meaning to pick up again. I am really enjoying my current read but I keep getting distracted by Etsy and Youtube. See the life of single 23 year old isn’t that thrilling – especially in a lockdown, ha!
Future of my blog
This lockdown has actually given me chance to step back and think about what I really want to talk about on my blog. I feel like I’ve overdone the breakup themed posts and even the furloughed ones but I literally have nothing else to write about. I was toying with the idea of doing product reviews again but I’m rubbish at flatlays or thumbnails for my blog. I’ve got one in the pipeline for some Lush goodies (one of which was a PR gift) so please let me know if you would like in the comments. At the moment, I’m not looking for any guest posts on my site but I will put out a call when I am – so thank you if you’ve messaged me!
I have another book review planned along with the Lush products too but as you can tell motivation to write anything has been very low. I really want to get back to work and see my work family again, I miss them a lot and I feel like we’ve grown a tad closer than we were before due to the events of last month. To be honest, I can’t wait to actually get dressed and do my face again – I’ve literally been living in the same tops and joggers just rotating all week.