Saturday, 23 April 2016

Don't stop until your happy!

Happy Saturday you guys!

Currently chilling out in our room in City West Hotel after a morning shopping Dublin city. We're here for a weekend of Drifting in Mondello, but I left him off out there today and decided to have some me time. If you saw my post on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat: orla.hartnett, you will know I have finished up working for ArtDeco in Debenhams, Mahon Point. I kept this a secret for quite some time, although I only gave my notice on Monday!

Why? It wasn't what I expected it to be. I expected to be doing Make-Up all day everyday. I knew I was going to have targets, but had no idea was it money targets, product targets, basically I went into the job blind, and this is no ones fault but my own! I didn't realise how hard it was going to be to sell products. This has nothing to do with the brand, just in general.

I was travelling an hour plus both morning and evening to get to and from work, it was tiring. I found I had no time for me or anything else. I used come home, put on my PJs and plonk myself on the sofa. That's not the way I like my life.

I just wasn't happy. So I knew what I had to do, I had to find something else. Numerous positions came up within the store but I didn't know whether or not I wanted to continue with the 2hours travelling everyday. I kept my eyes and ears open for a few months.

I was open to staying within the cosmetics sector or going back to being a healthcare assistant. Both careers I was lucky enough to have and love. So a position came up within the healthcare sector, I applied for it, and after 2 months of a lot of paperwork, forms, courses etc., I am back working in the healthcare sector. At the moment I have a full time position working with Intellectual Disability Adults, but I am working through an agency so I could be elsewhere as well, which I don't mind.

Its broken me to say I have left the cosmetics area. But it also means I can throw myself back into my blog and focus a little more on my freelance work. So I can have the best of both worlds. I have so much planned for the blog and being a freelance artist for the next few months, I am super excited. I hope you'll come along with me on my next journey, wherever it is leading me.

I must say the experience I have got and the amount I learned from being the Manager for ArtDeco, will stand to me for a lifetime. I have no regrets in regards to choices I have made In relation to my job over the past 8 months. I'm still only 25, I don't think I'm ready to settle in one job yet. But I will find THE job for me soon.
I believe everything happens for a reason.
So if you're unhappy in your job, go look for something else, go back to college part-time, try something new. It's never too late to start something new!

Don't stop until your happy, really truly happy!

Beautifully yours,
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