Life Update


Not sure if it's a good thing or not, but ever since I have started my blog, the most popular post is my 'Heart to Heart' post from the beginning of this year. I guess people are more interested in my life than the way I dress, (sad times HAHA), BUT as I am a positive person, I'm going to just see it as that those that follow me on Instagram truly do care about what my life is really all about, not just what I am eating or what I am wearing that particular day. So since it was so popular, I decided to do another post to let you all know what I have been up to! 

Even when I'm not reading the Heart to Heart post, I can still remember all the emotions that I was feeling during that particular time. While TECHNICALLY nothing terrible was actually happening in my life in that particular period, it was truly one of my darkest times of my life. Never have I felt so helpless and lonely, so negative and so hopeless. But, let me assure you all that, I am now fine and it was just a time of change that I hadn't adjusted too yet. So again, I do want to thank you all for all your supporting words and constantly making me feel more confident with myself. Anyway, enough about that! Now onto the life update, since there were some loose ends from that post, I will update on those first! 

Uni life: 
After that depressing month, I begun my first semester in my Masters course. For those that are unaware of what I am studying, I am actually doing Masters of Teaching (Primary). A lot of you are quite surprised by this as my feed on my Instagram does not show that at all, but let me assure you, I am in love with kids (not in the creepy way, just a more than average amount). And this semester just made me more sure about how much I do love them! 

The past semester has been the most crazy semester I have ever had. Looking back at my Bachelors, it was seriously nothing compared to this. This one semester required much more work and energy than my whole three years of my Bachelors put together, yes that's how crazy it was. From weekly readings, writing blogs (yes there are compulsory blogposts for units), weekly tests, as well as two days of placements, it seriously took up all my time. When I think back, I seriously cannot believe the amount of things I have achieved, and am quite proud that I survived. 

I have to be honest though, while I am truly enjoying what I am doing, I am still unsure whether it is my passion to be a primary school teacher. The past semester has shown me that I am capable of teaching lessons, that I do have a natural connection with children and that it is something that I do love..but am I passionate about it? Is it my dream job? I really am unsure about that. I guess, since the end is coming so close, I am afraid that once I commit to it, I won't be able to change my mind? I'm not too sure what I am on about anymore.  To be honest, I don't think I will be able to judge this properly until I have my own classroom and my own students anyway. I do really enjoy it, so I guess I'm going to just keep going and see where it takes me in the future :)

Work life: 
After working last Christmas, I was blessed enough to keep my part time job (yay for money!)! While I am not working as much during the holidays, I do believe that it is the best job that I could handle through my extremely busy uni schedule. As they are quite flexible with hours, I do not have to have the stress in being worried about not doing enough hours per week etc. It's actually not very interesting, but it's definitely enough money to keep me financially stable and have a bit of money to splurge on things every now and then :) 

Personal/love life: 
This is quoted from the Heart to heart post: 

While it is hard right now, I know that things will get better once I start uni myself.  I am confident that things will start balancing out in the next few weeks. 

Can I say that past Cherry was absolutely correct?! Seriously after uni started, all those feelings were gone, I had no time to care about what my boyfriend was doing HAHA (I kid). 

Our bachelors' involved us spending almost everyday together, but as we are both doing such high demanding courses now, we only spend about two to three times together (which actually sounds like a lot haha). I think this is much more healthy for the both of us anyway, as we appreciate the little time we have together and make the most of it :) I am in no means saying that we have a tough life, don't get me wrong, it could be a lot worse. I am so grateful that we are both blessed enough to attend the same university, to live close enough to each other where we are able to travel without too much trouble. However, it was a challenge for us this year to not be together almost everyday as retarded as that sounds HAHA. We have survived half a year, but we still have three and a half to go. While I am certain that everything will work out, I know that there will be many more challenges ahead for us, to help us grow and be even more certain that we want to spend the rest of our lives together. Next year, he will be off on his placements at one of the hospitals, so that will definitely be a change, the year after will be first year of officially working, so as you can all see, there are plenty of changes happening. I am honestly quite afraid, but I just need to have faith. 

I talked way too much about my love life. Think I should have a personal post just dedicated to that HAHA. 

Aside from that, another new thing in my life is launching Collective Curators, a platform designed to connect fellow instagrammers together. This has taken up so much time, but it is so worth it. My cousin, Charmaine and I  recently created this, and we are so proud of what we have achieved so far. Don't want to talk too much about it here, but please check out our instagram and give us some love there :) hoping that there will be plenty of new things happening there soon! 

In general life is quite good at the moment. It is especially exciting that things are happening with COCU and I feel truly blessed to have met so many lovely instagrammers from Melbourne. I hope that the COCU community will continue to grow and be able to develop some great friendships with the people I meet along the way. Uni is starting in a week's time and I really am afraid about another intense semester, but I know that I will be going in with the right mindset and be much more prepared for it this time!! 

Anyway so this was a really long post, I really want to do a Q&A post one day, so feel free to ask me some questions etc. or give me some suggestions of some other posts that I can do :) 

Much love 

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  1. I love personal posts, like you said - it's more real and much more heart-felt! I agree about the whole job passion issue - it's hard to tell when you don't have your own class and your own students. It's never too late to change your mind as long as the decisions you make will lead you on a happy path! So happy to hear that all is well with you and your significant other haha it seems like everything is falling into place for you!

    Good luck with the semester ahead! I know I have my work cut out for me alongside all the creative ideas I want to do in my spare time... -_______- haha

    1. Yeah I think I'm going to go with it and see where it takes me :) strong believer that everything happens for a reason, so we shall see how it goes!! And yeah like you said, if it doesn't work out, it's not the end of the world!
      We definitely need a nice catch up since you live in my boyfriend's area!!