Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Just a Little Life Update

I cannot remember if I've mentioned it, but I have finally finished university! For those that don't know I have spent the last three years studying Primary Education at The University of Roehampton. I think it was the hardest part of my education I've ever done, I mean of course it would be, its a big step up from GCSEs and A-levels, but I didn't realise just the intensity it sometimes held. But it was worth it, It has shown me just how much I love working with children.

However, I haven't taken the same route as everyone else who has finished my degree. Everyone else I know are eagerly awaiting to start teaching their first ever class come September, with some who have already started. Me, I chose to take time out and wait a little longer to go into teaching fully. I am still working with children and will actually take the role as a teaching assistant come September. The reason for this is because although I enjoyed my degree and loved my placements and taking on the role as a teacher, on one placement I got mixed views from teachers. Some were making me weary of the fact that even though they loved it it was pretty much their whole life and not just a part of it. That threw me, because I have always had this idea of doing a job I love by then also having a good balance of work and personal and I was afraid that wouldn't happen. I work hard, but I also need time to completely shut off and I was finding on placements I was doing stuff every evening and nearly my entire weekend was taken up with planning and things. This wasn't the only reason but it solidified the fact I wasn't ready and still feel I have things to do with my life which don't include teaching full time.

So with being a teaching assistant I can still assist in their learning, still feel the reward of those light bulb moments and enjoy it all but come the end of the school day I get to switch off, I get to come home and focus on me and any hobbies I have and my friends and family and not feel guilty for any of it. I am worried, I'm worried I could disappoint those closest to me because they've always loved the idea that I've gone away to learn to be a teacher and now I'm hesitating. It's not to say I will never do it, because give it a year or two and that passion might come back and I might feel ready to fully dive into it or I might be taken down another path.
But for now, I still get to work with children and I still get time to continue with other things and I am very very excited for the next year or so. This also means plans to travel South East Asia are on hold, but Sam has promised we will explore Europe and even good ole' England until we are ready and have a solid amount behind us that would ensure we would have no worries when it came to travelling and you never know we may even find a way to finally move out and get our own place together!

A part of me feels like I have failed in some way or another and when telling people my plans I feel I really have to explain myself and justify why I am doing what I've done. But what matters is being happy, and if it works for me then it works for me. It doesn't make me any less successful for going straight into it. I still completed a degree. Although I am excited I am slightly hesitant, I don't fully know what the future has instore for me right now and I am someone that loves to have some sort of plan but it's exciting to know that anything could happen in the next couple of years and I'm excited to see what that could be!

It also means pagesfrombeth won't be disappearing, again I knew if I went into teaching I'd never have time for this and it would slowly dwindle away, but now it doesn't have to and I want to work so hard and meet and talk to lots of people and have this space of the internet as a place for good maybe even great things to happen!

Have you had to make any big decisions recently? How did you feel after making them?



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Sunday, 16 July 2017

This Seasons Must Have Skirt Style

CAMI: TOPSHOP | SKIRT: NOBODY'S CHILD | SHOES: CONVERSE | BAG: (old) | SUNGLASSES: RAYBANS | NECKLACE: ORELIA

What is there to say about this skirt style that hasn't been said before? In all honesty, when it first hit the scene I wasn't the least bit interested, they were nice but I didn't feel that I desperately needed one. However when I realised they were similar to the wrap around dress, and knowing I'd  have the joy of choosing a top half I quickly changed my mind. 

They really are flattering and let's not forget the food baby you hide with the genius wrap around style. I feel it looks flattering on anyone and you can really dress it up or down. I chose this one from Nobody's Child due to not being one for lots of colour but I loved the black skirt with red flowers as it really can make a plain outfit look quite put together. Unfortunately this one is in the sale and last time I checked they only had one size left. However, Topshop recently bought out a skirt similar to this one which will be linked here. It is however a blogger fave so selling out quick too so head down to your local store as quick as possible!

I decided to pair the skirt with a black vest, black bag and the converse to give it a not so girly look as I'm not one to be super girly but like having a little girly look now and again. I also paired it with the belt to break it up a little as I just didn't like how it looked too much before adding it! This skirt I will definitely be wearing till it get's cold, it really is perfect for summer!

How do you like styling skirts?

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Photography by my lovely boyfriend!


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Friday, 14 July 2017

Adding Prints To Your Room

 There are two things I love nothing more and they are prints and Brighton, so when modern map art got in contact with me and asked if I'd like one of their prints I jumped straight onto the website and tracked down a Brighton map. These map prints are created with elegance and modernism in mind so that they are able to fit into any home and give a touch of nostalgia to those who have connection to the city. Of course they have definitely hit that idea on the head as I did go straight for my home town due to the strong connection I have with it and how much I love it.

I could spend absolutely hours looking at this map and tracing the delicate lines of all the roads, it's amazing how chaotic it can look to someone, but to me I can trace where the shopping centre and the parks and friends houses are just from looking at this lines and it really is amazing. I even love how the pier and the marina made the cut to all things well known to Brighton.

This frame had been empty to ages and now stands proudly on my shelf and I couldn't be happier with it and how it tied the shelf together, I always thought there was something missing and now it's full and I can't help staring at it! I personally like the black and white feel as it adds a bit of something something to my very girly pink shelf and it really does stand out. But, if you don't think this white and black look would tie into your room, you can get the prints in a range of colours for some prints but I'm sure if you wanted something a little different there about page does say to just get in contact with them to help make it feel as unique and personal to you!

They have a huge collection of city maps to choose from and  even world maps and ski maps to choose from so there is something for everyone! I think they would make such thoughtful gifts too. Whether you're purchasing for someones anniversary, birthday or just to say I love you places we visit can really hold special memories so why not get a print to really remember those moments and put in your house! The quality was so good of the paper that actually you don't even need a frame you could just pin it to the wall I was so impressed with it and would seriously think about purchasing more of these on larger scales also!

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Elizabeth Apps x