So something very exciting that I thought I would share with you all is my new little venture where I have became an online tutor aiming to teach children in China, Taiwan and Japan English. This is something extremely new to me as I’ve had no previous teaching experience, you might know that I have a degree in Multimedia Journalism so this is way outta my comfort zone!
It’s actually crazy to me how this came about, it was honestly like a sign from the universe. One day I was on Twitter and saw another blogger mention that she made money by teaching English online, she was a travel blogger (for the life of me I can’t remember her name but I will look on Twitter and let you know) and the job was perfect because she could do the job while moving around, just as long as she had a decent enough WIFI. I kinda thought to myself, oh wow that sounds fantastic and would be ideal especially while we’re all stuck at home, a couple of days later I was browsing Indeed just seeing what was in the area and an ad came on to teach English online … see what I mean about the sign. I applied and was offered an interview the next day, literally the quickest I’ve ever had a response from a job!
So something that I wanted to write a little about is my recent decision to give up meat and become a Vegetarian, don’t worry this isn’t going to be one of those posts where I urge you to do the same and tell you all about the animal industry, it’s just a life choice I’ve made and wanted to share it with you all.
I had been toying with the idea of giving up meat for a while, I think my guilty conscious just caught up with me because every time we would drive past a lamb or a cow I would just feel awful, not to mention Martin used to work on a farm so has filled me in with all the ins and outs, which breaks my heart. Like I said I don’t want this to be a pushy blog post so if you’d like any info from me about what goes on then just let me know and I’ll do a separate post.
Hey everyone, how are you? I hope you’re all doing great!
So I know I’ve been a little MIA for a few weeks and for that I’m so sorry, I mean not that you’re all sat there asking yourself “where’s Carolanne these days?” Anyway just in case you might be a smidge interested why I’ve been absent from the blogging world I thought I would just do a quick post filling you in.
Hey everyone so I thought I would do another little update about how I’m getting on during lockdown, probs should tell you now that this might be a bit depressing so if you’re here for laughs and stuff then today ain’t the day I’m afraid.
This week has been really, really tough, ain’t gonna lie I’m struggling being in this house. I mentioned in my previous check in post that Martin’s family who I’m in lockdown with are not practicing the social distancing rules and it just keeps on getting worse. His mam is literally out the house every day, sometimes twice a day, his sisters are coming and going as they please even though two of the three don’t live here and I really don’t know how much more of it I can take … I’m truly scared that this is going to cause me some sort of mental breakdown because I cant cope! It’s like they can’t get it into their heads the risks that doing this can have on everyone else, like I said in my previous post not being in control of my own health is awful.
Hey you cool cats and kittens … sorry I couldn’t help myself!
So I know that now we’re reaching week three of lockdown, boredom is definitely starting to settle in … I know for me it is anyway! I’ve been trying to keep myself occupied so I thought I would share a few little ideas with you in the hopes of easing your pain even a tiny bit.
Do an Easter Egg Hunt – You don’t need to have kids in your household to have some fun with chocolate, the other day I decided to make a lil hunt for my boyfriend by hiding some eggs around the house and writing clues for him to help find them … honestly why am I so fun? For the person hiding the eggs and coming up with the clues this will probably occupy more of your time than the one whose actually finding them, let me tell you thinking of clues that rhyme can be tricky. Martin enjoyed it, well at least he said he did but he got lots of chocolate from it so I’m sure he’s happy. Not gonna lie I wish he would think of these fun things for me to do … guess I’m the creative one in this relationship.
Heyy guys, so I thought I would make this blog post a lil chatty, life update one and just let you know how I’m doing with the whole lockdown situation we got going on here. Ain’t gonna lie, kind of only doing this post because I’m really lacking inspiration at the moment on what to write … anyone else having trouble getting motivated?
In general I’m good, I’m healthy and all my family are healthy, which is of course the most important thing and I’m really grateful for that. Since I’m back living at Martin’s parents house, I’m obviously not seeing my family so group FaceTime and WhatsApp’s are occurring, even though they’re hectic and you can’t hear yourself think, I’ve really enjoyed being able to speak to everyone at the same time, kinda glad we’re all not self isolating together though ‘cos I think we’d all go mad!
If you read my birthday wish-list post then you’ll know that I have just turned the grand old age of 25 … I mean I can’t deal! Just before my birthday I started reflecting on my life so far, you know as you do (I am not dramatic at all am I) and I randomly just began thinking of some of the things I wish I had done before now, I guess you could call them regrets in a way … I can hear you all now, ‘Oh Carolanne you sound so chipper, I can tell I’m in for a great time here’. I’m not trying to sound like a debbie downer but we all have things we wish we had done sooner or just in general, right?