Kara Chelsie: May 2017

What I Truly Want To Do After University

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

What I Truly Want To Do After University

It's been a while since you've heard about my thoughts. I've gotten up to so much recently and I realised I've been putting off answering the big questions in my life. Roughly, 3 to 5 people a week ask me what do I want to do now that I have finished university. It's an appropriate question. I don't get flustered or agitated when they ask about my future. I am curious too about my friends plans'. This is why I've crafted this post. For the curious ones out there, or others that are in the same position as me. I will explain what I want to do now that I have completed my degree.


I WANT TO DO WHAT I LOVE


I believe I am quite lucky in knowing exactly what I want my future to look like. I always have. My passions in life haven't altered that much since I started university. If so, I have gained more passions; film, fitness, healthy eating and mindfulness.

My overall hobbies are writing, reading, fashion, food, travel, photography and music. If I have a career that delves into just ONE of these interests - then I'll be grateful.

People say, do what you love. I have options of what I want to do after university, because I have hobbies. Many people that struggle to think about careers tend to not have any hobbies. They have spent their whole lives in education, so much so that it expropriates their lifestyles. They have been living and breathing in education and nothing else. With social media and electronic devices greatly absorbed into our culture, we rely on it to fill our free-time and amuse us. If you don't have anything that sparks you, how will you know what you love in life? And how will you begin to find a job that you know you'll love?

I have attempted to continue my hobbies throughout university in favour of thinking about careers that suit my interests and degree.

I want to have a job that makes me want to get out of bed every morning. Exactly like how my hobbies drive me to start the day.


WHAT TYPE OF JOB DO I WANT

I want a job that won't make me dread Monday's and live for Friday's. My number one wish is to have a job that I love. Some may say that is too much to ask for. Why is it? Why should I spend 5 days a week, 20 days in a month, 260 days in a year wishing to be elsewhere? My life will fly by if I keep on waiting for the weekend. 

I know that in every job there will be difficulties and stress. That's fine. I want challenges. And hopefully the negative aspects won't outweigh the joy of working. 


NO, REALLY, WHAT JOB DO YOU WANT!

OK, that description of my ideal job was broad. The field of work I'd like to get into is some form of writing online. Whether that's an online editor, journalist, blogger, content writer or social media strategist. I have always loved blogging and it's thrilling to notice there are more writing jobs based online. 

However, I am still incredibly passionate about film and screenwriting. I don't have that much experience in it, so this would be where I'd have to take more courses and go back to school. That is one of my long term goals. For now, it can be a hobby. In the future, it could be a career. 


WHAT'S MY CURRENT PLANS?

It's heartbreaking to think this will be my last summer holiday. After that I'll have to ask when can I have a break! I want to spend this summer enjoying being with my friends, hopefully travelling and having some kind of part-time job or internship that will teach and guide me on my first steps into the big wide world. 



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I'm so excited for what the future holds. Some people think I'm scared because this is the first time EVER where I have no idea what I'll be doing in 6 months time. As daunting as that sounds, I take unpredictable circumstances positively, because we cannot forecast the future. If I have a confident approach, then I can manifest positivity into my life. 


Is there anyone else who has finished university or just quit a job and doesn't know where the future will take you? You are NOT alone!



Bodysuit: Asos
Trousers: Missguided

DATE NIGHT / Kimchee, Pancras Square

Thursday, 4 May 2017

DATE NIGHT / Kimchee, Pancras Square

So you've tried Chinese, Japanese, Thai and maybe a bit of Vietnamese. But have you experienced Korean food yet?

If the answer is no. Don't google any other Korean restaurants. Because I have the joint for you.

Kimchee. A Korean restaurant situated in Holborn and St.Pancras/King's Cross.

What are the first things that come to mind when you think of Korea? North and South divide? Kimchi? Gangnam style?

Those were the first things that popped into my head. After this meal, I have three more phrases to add to my list when I think of Korea; delicious, comforting and exciting.

I can't remember the last time I picked up the menu and truly felt spoilt for choice. So many options, so many new flavours for me to try out. We had to tell the waitress to hold on a few times.

To those who have never tried Korean cuisine before, it reminds me of Chinese and Thai food. So many savoury dishes were packed with sweetness.

The restaurant's name derives from the extremely popular traditional dish Kimchi. It is reddish fermented cabbage mixed with salt, garlic, vinegar and spices. It can be served as a side to compliment an array of dishes. It's not just tasty and moreish, but also packed with good bacteria and helps with better digestion. Some sources say it prevents the growth of cancer!

We ordered a batch of Kimchi and fried dumplings for starters. Then we moved on to mains - which came out speedily! I ordered mixed seafood and rice served in a sizzling hot pot; Dolsot Bibimbap. No, I still can't pronounce Bibimbap. It was mouth-watering and gorgeous; loaded with so much flavour. I was honestly stuffed by the end of it. I think we should serve more dishes in hot pots. The food never gets cold! Leo ordered Bibimbap with a fried egg placed on top of the mountain of rice and bacon pieces. We also got a side of steamed buns. They looked amazing and tasted incredible. Too bad I was stuffed, I probably would have had ten of them! We ended our fully-loaded meal with a refreshing green tea and red bean ice cream. Not the kind of ice cream you were thinking about, right? You'd think it would taste savoury but it was fairly sweet and exactly what I needed. It suited the palette of the previous dishes brilliantly.

So, take a scroll, enjoy the images and I hope it'll make your bellies rumble!

If you have no idea where Pancras Square is, it's just behind King's Cross/St Pancras station. A cute but lively area with bars, restaurants and even Google! It's a hidden gem of London. Definitely made me feel like I was in Asia. Tall and architecturally stunning buildings with a quaint flowing water feature in between. I think Kimchee has an excellent location to match with its up-and-coming gorgeous food.