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Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Greetings from an English 21-year-old architecture graduate. Currently working as an architectural assistant. I adore Morrissey, tea, classic films, reading, poetry, autumn, wine and Italy. I have too many improbable ambitions.

Posts tagged personal

Oct 12 '14

The best news I’ve had this week is that, as I’ll be looking after all the pets and the grandma while my parents spend next weekend in Cornwall, my dad’s treating me to a Johnny Marr concert in Cambridge. So excited and privileged to be seeing so much great live music recently.

Sep 16 '14
Sep 11 '14

Feeling great; my weekend begins tomorrow, one of my bosses praised the work I’d done while he was on holiday, and I’m seeing Blondie on Saturday night!

Sep 8 '14

Spent a three-day weekend in Bath with my mum. Glorious city. Can’t believe I haven’t been before.

Aug 29 '14

Today I got to spend half the day at work doing hand-drawing. I love my job.

Aug 27 '14

Finished my second day of work today. Things are already happening so fast - I’ve felt more useful (I like to think) and have been given more responsibility than I thought I would have at this point, and the people are really great, friendly and helpful. I have a feeling I will enjoy this year, though I can tell already that it’ll be a steep learning curve!

Aug 20 '14

I’ve been offered a job as an architectural assistant!!!

After 2 and a half months of job hunting and interview-going, I’ve been offered a job for an interview I attended only yesterday. It’s only a small practice, but this means I’ll get to have some really great, varied, hands-on experience which will help me transform from creative-hand-drawing-bullshitter into real-life-architect!

…it still hasn’t quite sunk in!!

Aug 1 '14

I’m getting a little tired of feeling anxious about the future most of the time.

Jul 14 '14

Two interviews in two days, and an initial telephone interview this morning. Talk about hitting the ground running straight after a holiday!

Jul 13 '14

Back today from sailing the wonderful Baltic sea… England looking as miserable as ever… Going to be reliving probably the best holiday I’ve been on with some pictures over the next few days. 

Jul 1 '14

Well, I’m off on a cruise until the 13th to see a part of Europe I’ve never seen before - Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia - and even St. Petersburg, Russia. Very exciting. Take care, followers, see you in 12 days with some hopefully more exciting posts.

Jun 27 '14

Going to my first ever wedding tomorrow, and in typical Jess fashion I only just bought a gift today. Now I’m semi-organised I can at least look forward to it…

Jun 19 '14

I’ve had another two interview offers come through, which was exciting yesterday… but one of them has offered me nearly half the salary that the first guys did, and the other one is quite a bit further away than I had hoped for.

Jun 17 '14
So, my graduation was yesterday…

So, my graduation was yesterday…

Jun 10 '14

Interview went well; I think I would really enjoy working there, but they’ve got a couple more interviews to do, so I’ll try not to get my hopes up. 

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