#DreamCareer | Journalism & Photography

Hello everyone!

Today I wanted to talk to you about my dream career which is journalism.

All throughout my childhood I’ve loved writing stories and mini reports of my day and diary entries which I still love to do today. I get to share my love for writing and journalism online with you guys all throughout my social media platforms which is honestly something just adore!

Journalism I believe is a very quietly spoken about topic in today’s media and news and general topics which disappoints me. Thankfully when I left high school, I was able to find a college in the last two weeks of summer and find a perfect course for me which included journalism.

I’ve recently taken a love for black and white photography thanks to the inspiring tutors I have as well as the incredible documentary photographers I have gotten to know and love the work of. Vivian Maier is my current favourite and her work speaks so loudly and has so much power of influence to me. I have also been loving the work of Sally Mann and Edward Burtynsky.

I want to be able to discuss my views and thoughts through not only words, but pictures too. With a high quality phone camera and a Nikon D3200 I’d like to say I have everything at the tips of my fingers. However, everything takes planning. Naturally as a photographer you take pictures of the world as it is and if you see the perfect opportunity to take a picture you do so immediately which is I think a good thing in photography.

For journalism however, it’s all different and reports take research and careful planning with interviews and all sorts of things.

If you are wanting to write about your dream career, I’d love to read your posts. After you’ve read this blog I’d love for you all to tell me your dream career and then post the link in the comment section. Let’s see what we can make of this.

Till next time,

Abi xo
Ps. I’d love for sittingintheclouds to do this! X

First Week of College | My Experience

So.

Monday 5th September was my first day at college. By college I mean the next level up from high school – not university for all you Americans. I’m studying Creative Media & Journalism at my college and so far – it’s great.

My day didn’t really go to plan at first as I got to my bus stop and the bus didn’t turn up. I was expecting it to be late but it just did not turn up therefore I panicked a bit so thankfully my dad was able to take me.

Walking into the college I was greeted by a handful of lovely people who were in the college. Making my way down to my class, there’s a Costa which I’m so happy about?.

The typical college starters are ice breakers which are what we spent the majority of our time doing over the course of Monday and Tuesday. I hate ice breakers with a passion and I find them incredibly boring and long-winded. I’m only in college for 4 days, 2 of which are short days meaning I finish at 2.15 which is an absolute life saver. I also get Fridays off which I love.

Wednesday and Thursday were when we started really getting into our coursework and making our way through it. We had different assignments to do with photography which I’m okay with because it involves research.

The whole of the first week was more to do with getting to know the people on my course and making new friends. Unfortunately last week wasn’t my best week due to just really not getting on with the people who sat around me. There are 3 people who I really do get on with now and they’re absolutely lovely.

If anyone has any questions about college and getting started, let me know! I want to blog at least 4 times a week so get ready for a post tomorrow.

Bye!!

-Abi xo

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August Favourites | 2016

Good evening everyone!

Thank you for such lovely feedback on my last post! (Click here if you’ve not already read it)

Today I want to share with you my August favourites which consist of many things.

First off, I have my handbag from Primark which I will be using for school this year. I start college this year so I’m very excited for a new start. Earlier today, I posted a video where I showed my school bag for this year, so if you’re interested you can find that here.

 

This bag was £14 and for its size, its brilliant. I can’t link you to the bag as it’s not on the website anymore.

My second favourite for this month is the Maybelline Fit Me Matte Foundation. This foundation leaves a dewy finish on the skin and almost feels like a BB cream; however, it is definitely buildable. I like to wear this foundation without powder on top as I feel if you add powder on top of this it becomes cakey and turns that horrid orange toned colour and doesn’t match the rest of your skin properly. I recommend you only use a small amount of this foundation as it gives a lovely coverage with a lovely finish. This retails for £5.99 which is definitely something I’d be willing to pay again.

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Next, I have a few favourite books.This past month I’ve managed to finish three different books and loved them all in different ways. First up, Lee Evans – The Life of Lee.

This book was so amazing and had me intrigued the whole way through. I found out so much about Lee and the life he had before he became the man he is today. Lee Evans’ book was so inspirational and heartfelt and there were moments where you can understand and truly see the man he used to be with his wife Heather especially. It was funny, it was sad and it had me locked the whole way through.

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The second book I finished was Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. Unlike a normal fan, I have watched all of the films. However, I haven’t read all the books which is unusual. I have never managed to stick to reading them and I feel this is because all the Harry Potter books we have in our house are old and the first editions without the fancy new covers. Therefore, recently I went to the Harry Potter Studios outside London (when I visited at the start of the month), and decided to purchase a new copy of the first book.

I managed to finish this book within a week which is pretty good going for me. I got the book from the studios for normal price of £7.99

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Finally the last book I have managed to smash last month in three days may I add!; is Zoella’s Girl Online On Tour. This book is definitely my favourite kind of fiction as you read it from a first person perspective. In this case, we follow Penny and her journey with her rock star boyfriend.I love love reading books like this as I find them much easier to read if the book is from the main character perspective. How I managed to read this book in 3 days is beyond me but I really really enjoyed it. This was a gift to me from my grandparents for Christmas, and she got this in WHSmith for around £12.

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(not my picture, i just think its cute)

I haven’t had many favourites this month, but I am willing to try out new products this month, so if you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments down below. Thank you so much for reading!

~ Abi x