Life Update: Finishing Uni and Moving to China

Today I’m bringing something quite different to the blog, but the fact that I’m actually bringing something to the blog is a shock in itself! I hadn’t quite appreciated how busy my third and final year of University was going to be, but better late than never right? I do enjoy reading these kinds of post’s so I thought I would share with you what’s been going on and what my plans are for the near future.

I have finally finished university graduating with a 2:1 in history from the University of Hull. My university experience has been amazing at times and horrendous at others but I am leaving having met the absolute lights of my life friendship group. I am feeling bittersweet about graduating, part of me thinks: oh thank god, I’m 25 it’s time to finally get on with life, yet the other half is all: I don’t want to have to think about real-world problems! The fear set in around Christmas time, what am I going to do after I leave? I don’t even have a job lined up! Do I do a masters? Where will I move too? But after thinking about it I realised I just really wanted to travel. I get the fear in my tummy of am I actually going to do something worth while with my time? The issue I had with that is I am not a saver. Money sitting unspent in my bank account is not something I cope very well with, pretty little thing emails me 25% off code and I’ve just pissed money into the wind. So I started to look at internships abroad, literally anywhere, I was a woman possessed! Yet it posed the same problem as Anna can’t not spend money on nice things and internships rarely pay well, if at all.

So I kept looking and found teaching opportunities in Asia, I had never considered teaching and when I told my family I was considering it the looks of: Anna want’s to enter a profession she has never thought about that requires her to be tolerant was startling. Yet the more I thought about it, the more appealing it was to me. I started to apply to a few companies and received responses but some of them seemed a bit iffy to me. They were saying they could pay £2500 month but no mention of a working visa and it just felt a bit like a scam, so I started to be really careful about where I was applying. The one job I really wanted stated that if they didn’t reply within three days then I would be unsuccessful, after three days and no contact I was pretty disappointed. They ended up offering me an interview two weeks later so hope wasn’t lost! After a series of interviews, they offered me a job in their Beijing school! Which included them paying for my TEFL certificate, paying for my Chinese visa and my flights!

Then the moment of holy shit why am I moving to China by myself?! Luckily my best friend had that moment of holy shit too and decided to come along! I referred her to my school and she got offered the job, we fly out 4th September and I can’t wait for our adventures. We already have Thailand planned in October so watch out for that post! We want to try and travel Asia as much as possible, if you have any recommendations please leave a comment and let me know! I don’t know if you have noticed but I’ve also had a bit of a makeover on here, I decided to steer away from “the beauty edit”, that isn’t to say I won’t have beauty related content but it just wasn’t inspiring me anymore, I want to branch out and move onto content I love creating. I’m also going to try and get an upload schedule, as this is my second post of 2019! Can I even call myself a blogger??

Thanks for reading loves

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7 thoughts on “Life Update: Finishing Uni and Moving to China

  1. Congraaaats that is amazing ! You are going to do such a great job ! I would love to go and teach abroad one day I’m god that it didn’t turn out to be a scam and that they’re also helping with your visa and how lucky that your friend gets to go as well oh man the amount of fun and exploring is going to be endless you def have to blog your experience and keep us all posted 😊

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  2. Congratulations on your graduation! That’s amazing pet! A 2:1 is certainly something to be very, very proud of. I hope you enjoy teaching abroad. My little cousin recently graduated too and is doing the exact same thing! You never know, you might meet each other out there 😀

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  3. Congratulations! That’s one chapter in your life behind you and, it sounds like, another exciting challenge and adventure ahead! Best of luck in all that follows – make sure to take the time to take in every moment

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