Monday, 6 June 2016

My first ever job!


So I started my first ever job on Saturday! As in I get money paid into my bank account kind of job. As in I work for someone and therefore have to be responsible kind of job. As in I  have a boss and co-workers and customers kind of job. I was very nervous, to say the least. I shouldn't have been, though. I'm working at one of my favourite cafes, which is only a short walk away from my home and I've already done 5 days of work experience for my school. I found it really fun, and not to blow my own trumpet, but I think I did a rather splendid job. However, it's a bit different now, because unlike work experience I will now actually get paid. Like I'm actually working for someone because they see my work as useful to them. I'll also get taught how to use the cash register which seems easy enough (even though at work experience I wouldn't have dared touch it) and I'll also have to learn how to use the daunting, scary coffee machine.



I don't know why but there's something about it that's just so intimidating! I feel like I'll have to spend the next few days practicing latte art so I can try to impress everyone. Either that or I'll have to try and learn how to sprinkle chocolate in the most aesthetically pleasing way by the time I'm back this Saturday.

 I'm pretty sure everyone gets nervous for the first day of a new job, let alone the first day of their first job! Picturing myself in that cafe that morning gave me terrible butterflies! And although I knew everything was probably going to be fine and go swimmingly, my mind still buzzed with all the numerous ways I could embarrass myself! I haven't even told you about how during my work experience there, I tripped up the steps in front of the whole cafe! My recovery was smooth though; I flicked my hair dramatically as if I was fine, laughed and carried on as if nothing happened, but inside I felt myself wanting to cry in a puddle of embarrassment. But now I know to watch the steps right? Right. Learning from my mistakes, one trip at a time.

 Although I'm not too excited about finding myself in that steamy and sweaty washroom again, I'm very much excited for my next shift this Saturday. It's such a beautiful cafe with great drinks, food, and such a lovely atmosphere. All the people I meet are so friendly especially my coworkers! I feel so lucky to find myself in such a great place for my first ever job. I really would love to know what your first job was, so tell me about it in the comments! However if you haven't had a job yet, what're you most excited and nervous about when it comes to working?

 Also, I hope you've liked my little illustrations! I wanted to have a go at something different that I haven't really seen any other bloggers do! And I know they're not masterpieces, but I kinda like the quirkiness of them and how they're not perfect at all, but quite cute and childish. I might do them again in some future posts, who knows! Anyways, have a beautiful week!
Lots of love,
Lauren x
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  1. Absolutely loved this post! So glad you enjoyed your first day at work! Also, I love the illustrations, they are SO cute! Make them a regular thing xxx

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    1. Thank you daisy!! I think I might <3
      Lauren xx

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  2. I loved the illustrations, best of luck to you in your new job! Sounds like you're going to love it :) x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. Thank you Kat, I'm glad you liked them!
      Lauren xx

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  3. I loved all the little sketches in the post and I'm most nervous about messing everything up when I get a job xx
    www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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    1. You'll be great when you get a job don't worry!! Thank you!
      Lauren xx

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  4. I'm glad you're enjoying your job and I applaud you for actually finding a job. This post was great. I love all the pictures xx

    Ashleigh xxx
    www.not-a-typical-teenager.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahaha thank you sweetie! I wasn't even looking for a job the owner asked me aha! Luck was on my side aha!!
      Lauren xx

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  5. I love this! You're drawings are so good! Amazing post Lauren!
    Charlotte <3
    http://vieaveccharlotte.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Charlotte, I love you <3
      Lauren xx

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  6. I would loveeee to work in a coffee shop, always have because who doesn't love the smell of coffee? I currently work in a super market on nights stacking shelves and I HATE it. Glad you like your new job sweetie

    Claire ♥ | My Little Memoir

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  7. Great post :) Your illustrations are fantastic! I love them :) Your new job sounds lovely!

    www.raiin-monkey.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this post! I'm starting my very first official job this Saturday, and I'm so scared! It'll be at a small bakery/cafe-ish thing, and it's lovely, but I'm so nervous! Hopefully I won't slip up the steps as you mentioned :P I do love your illustrations, they're quirky and very cool, and I love your drawing style! I just found you through #teenageteam, and followed you on bloglovin and twitter, looking forward to seeing your posts! Have to say, your blog photo is so cool!

    theamandaway.blogspot.com

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  9. Aww I remember starting my first job, I'm still there now, almost 3 years on haha, and yet I still remember my daunting first day :') Hope you enjoy it! Lovely illustrations by the way x

    http://paulamarieee.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I always try to do latte art on my coffee at home! I have a love-hate relationship with my part-time job, but mostly it's different and fun! Lydia Eve, www.lydia-eve.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Good luck with your new job! I hope it goes well for you x
    -Alice
    alicejlorna.blogspot.com

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  12. Love the drawings, there such a sweet little touch, like reading a story book! My first ever job was back when I was 16/17 and I cleaned containers which held dead body parts in! It was in pathology in my local hospital. It sure paid a lot for 15 hours a week. Think I was the wealthiest 16 year old around!

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