- Monday, 10 February 2014 -

Be Different - Make a Difference


Good evening everyone, hope you all had a lovely weekend! This post is dedicated to all you dreamers and achievers out there and I've even fabricated a little friend (pictured above, created via Photoshop) to inspire everyone! I've dubbed him 'Chirpy' and he's just a reminder that you're amazing and that you can achieve amazing things. 

The influence for this particular post stems from my gaining employment recently and even though I am a designer at heart and you may stereotypically think that I'd be working in a colourful environment to match my persona, I actually don't. So, allow me to give you all a bitta background to my story; for quite some time now I've been scouring the scenes for a job that offered substance, something rewarding, ya'know? And I've had my fair share of working in empty retail jobs but have felt that I never truly could give anything back. I yearned to make a difference and not just be another student drone, working in promotions for freshers. And then, something amazing happened - lo and behold, I was awarded the opportunity to work with a wonderful worldwide company called Home Instead Senior Care whereby workers offer their companionship in caring for the elderly in the comfort of their own homes. 



I know it sounds silly and immensely cheesy, but I am thrilled to be of service to these beautiful older folk and I am so excited to be the person who gets to brighten up their day, be that with just sharing a cuppa with them whilst watching Countdown or listening to their marvellous life stories and adventures and you never know, maybe I'll learn a thing or two! Additionally, my enthusiasm for wanting to work in the care sector also occurred because I missed the company of my grandmother back home in Northern Ireland, as she's been living with my mum and myself since before I can remember! I missed the responsibility and companionship of an older person, so my granny truly is my inspiration for wanting to go on and be different; to make a difference.







  1. Yey for you!
    It's a job that takes a special, caring person and not alot can do it but I think that is an insight into the type of person you are.
    I hope you really enjoy it and I'm sure caring for and giving company to some of the older generation will definitely be rewarding.

    x

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    1. D'awwkk thank you so much Danielle, that means so much! It took awhile to find this job because let's be frank, not a lot of organisations are looking for wee pink-haired, pierced people! I'm so delighted, I really just missed the company of an older person tbh because I don't really spend my time going out/drinking etc so I'm glad I can use my time productively :)

      Claire xo

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  2. Congrats!
    It's definitely a rewarding job. Comparing my job now to my 'empty retail job', I actually think I am more empty now. I miss the simple connection with customers despite them being dicks a lot of the time. I just miss the people aspect, not so much the retail, and would love to start a new job with people that need people. We shall see, in the future maybe!

    Good for you though! I'd love to hear more about the job.

    ~ K

    bluehairinbelgium.blogspot.be

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words :) It's definitely the interaction I missed most, and even retail jobs have their perks, as I loved nothing more than turning an otherwise unhappy customer's day into a good one, even if it was just with a smile and chirpy disposition (Jesus, I could work for Disney ha). But never say never, we're still so young, there's still time yet, eh? :)

      And btw, I will DEFINITELY be tuning in to the time to talk chat on Thursday, such a brilliant topic to raise awareness!

      Claire xo

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  3. Hello, its me, your 'constructive criticizer' Lauryn, sent by the wonderful twittersphere! I am rather happy that I've found you and your blog, as not only did we have a great nitter-natter on twitter, your blog is amazing too! I love the colloquial aspects of your writing; they made me giggle and just put a light-hearted spin on the whole post. Its great that you've escaped the ever so trapping spiral of empty retail jobs and found a new career. Being only 14, and still stuck in the mismog that is school, I haven't experienced the career market as of yet, but from what I can tell, its such a rewarding career, and the need to be cheesy on this one is innate. I mean, who doesn't love old people? I think that it will teach you many a life lesson, and I really hope its as fulfilling as it sounds! Anyway, best of luck! (As usual I've rambled way too much!) Lots of love, Lauryn (@laurynsnotebook on twitter!) www.laurynsnotebook.com

    P.S. We both established our love for constructive critiscm earlier, so here goes. The bow at the end of your post is pixelated and this lessens the professionalism and overall aesthetics of your post! Also, you could perhaps add a PR page if a company were to get in contact, and make sure you turn off 'CAPTCHA' - it's so annoying (i know from personal experience)! I have nothing else to say, just keep doing whatever you're doing!

    Lots of love, lauryn xxx

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  4. Awk Lauryn, thank you so much for this wonderful comment! I not only appreciate your support but I love your honesty as well! :D And what the hell? You're only 14! Your vernacular and general vocabulary is amazing for a lovely lady of your age!

    And thank you so much for the constructive comments, they are duly noted, as I realise that there is still room for a lot of improvement! But ahhh I've tried so hard to change that bloomin' bow, but it won't decrease in size no matter how I alter the HTML/CSS, any suggestions??

    Anyways, thank you so much again, and I look forward to becoming an avid reader of your beautiful blog!

    Claire xo

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