Rewind back to 2011. I was a young sixteen year old attending my first year at college. I was studying Software Design, I was studying in a very male dominated industry, I had my first job (a waitress of course!) and I had my first wage packet. Every Friday I walked out of my job with three £10 notes and whatever tips I had managed to earn. I loved it – spending every Friday night working? Um, not so much but working hard and earning money? I was all over it.
Halloween has been and gone, fireworks have fizzled away and Black Friday deals have stopped flooding our inboxes, which, you know, can only mean one thing… IT’S CHRISTMASSSSSSS!
Black Friday just seems to get bigger and bigger every year, doesn’t it? With more and more brands jumping on the ol’ bandwagon and joining in all with the discounted fun, every time November 23rd rolls around, it feels like an early little Christmas gift.
I already knew that I spent a lot of time on my phone. Mindless hours scrolling through Instagram, so many minutes of my day liking Tweets and simply way too long watching funny Facebook videos… but then, Apple did something pretty darn insightful and honestly? So, so needed. They introduced screen time.
Call me dramatic or call me an over-thinker (I can confirm that, yes, I am both of these things) but I find it a genuinely difficult task packing for a trip to Disneyland Paris. It’s a case of ‘ok sure my weather app is saying that it is going to be 24 degrees on that day but knowing my luck and knowing how unpredictable Paris’ weather can be, it is more likely to be around 19….’ or ‘ok, we are going to be doing a lot of walking around so are these clothes going to be comfy enough?’ and also ‘will this look good for the gram?