Working From Home

Technically, spending the last 6 years of my life as a student, all my academic work has been from home.  But this year, that’s stepped up a notch.  Throughout my undergrad, I lived with friends who were other students; my biggest house was 9.  Days were filled with dozy lectures followed by naps and a wild night out.  However this year I’ve been enduring #masterslife living with just the boyfriend, who works full time.  Lectures have dwindled, instead being replaced with relentless coursework and of course the dissertation (remember the double Ds?!).  This means my life has changed, and I’ve entered into the realm of ‘working from home’ …

And I love it.  I absolutely love it.  Other than the disturbed half an hour when boyfriend wakes up and departs for work, my time is my own, I can use it as I please.  I can sleep in, go to the gym, work wherever I please, eat what I want, watch Netflix galore, go shopping, go eating, go drinking … as long as I get my work done.

I’m a hugely organised human.  I meticulously plan my work for every day of the week on a Monday morning and make sure I see it through.  So as long as I write X amount of words or revise for X amount of hours, I’m cool.  I can do whatever I want.

I live in my Pjamas, I make soup every day for lunch, I have 2pm karaoke concerts, binge on Made in Chelsea and make up tap dances.  I clean a lot, lounge around with Heat magazine, paint my nails and have 4pm glasses of wine.  And when I go out, I go lunching with pals in London, go interiors shopping, saunter around Marks and Spencers or pop to the pub.  My time is MINE.  As long as I get my work done, the rest I can do with as a I please.  It really is wonderful.

Now don’t get me wrong.  I work A LOT.  And I work HARD.  Doing well at my degree means everything to me and if that means I have to have 16 hour working days or nighttime stints in the library, I’ll do it.  But I do attempt to plan my days which means I can hang out and have breaks as and when.  And it works pretty darn well.

However, my working from home life is coming to a timely end.  And at a good time really.  I begin fully fledged adult working full time life in a few weeks and working from home life will be a distant memory.  I do think that it will make me appreciate home a lot more though.  Whilst I love it, I can sometimes take advantage of my beautiful home.  It will be wonderful to arrive home at the end of the working day, collapse onto my sofa, look around and say ‘Ahhhh’.

When I look back at this academic year of #masterslife, I think I’ll remember working from home the most fondly.  Oh, all the fun I’ve had with me, myself and I.  However this chapter is drawing to its close, so for these last few weeks I’m going to milk it for all that its worth.  Lie ins, Jeremy Kyle on +1, Netflix galore and inappropriate wine time come at me.  My time as a student and from working from home is drawing to a close, but my goodness am I going to make these last few weeks count!

Excuse me, inappropriate wine time is calling.

 

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Asos Haul – Cheeky Boom Boom!

Has anyone else noticed that Jeremy Kyle isn’t sponsored by ‘Cheeky Boom Boom’ anymore?!  No?  Just me?  Okay ..

So I got paid today and as I’ve been working really hard at Uni recently, I thought it was about time I treated myself with some good old fashioned online shopping (complete with 25% Student Discount, result!).  When the items arrive, I might mess about showing you me wearing/styling them, but we’ll have to see haha!  Here’s what I bought:

A gorgeous dungaree dress!  Depending on the length, it might even be possible for me to wear this to work.  When I checked back two hours after purchase to get the pictures for my blog, it had sold out!  So sorry kids, won’t be able to steal my style on this one ;)

A collar!  I’ve been on the hunt for one of these for a while.  At Brick Lane the other day they were going for £15 so I was quite chuffed to find this one for £10.  It’s the kind of thing that would be good for a night out, or spruce up a plain tee for work.

I think this boob tube had a low sale price because of ridiculously how out of season it is, and I couldn’t resist!  Again, this is a bit more of a going out affair and I think it would look awesome with some high waisted trousers.

Okay, don’t laugh, but these are maternity jeans.  I said, don’t laugh!  I’ve recently found that maternity wear is one of the most comfortable ways to look stylish without resorting to tracksuits.  Take these jeans for example, they are skinny denim with a slight stretch on the leg, with an elasticated waist .. brilliant!  Instant comfort minus the morning sickness!

So regarding I don’t send anything back, I’ll blog with how the items look in real life, not on stunning models with a pure white background (although I am slightly striving for the photography haha!).  Take care!