The Eventice!


Hi lovelies, you may have noticed that my blogging has fallen off over the past few weeks.. I have been so busy with uni/working/trying to get a grip on my life that unfortunately my blogging has suffered.

However, I hopefully am back and will be scheduling posts from now on in! Caught up with emails, completed my uni reading for the week and my ASOS delivery has been dispatched - so order has been restored *breathes sigh of relief*

I'm not sure if today's post comes under 'Lifestyle'.. but I am going to put it there anyway. If you follow me on Twitter you may have unfortunately had your TL spammed by me with talk of 'The Eventice' last week. For those of you who aren't Events students or, like I was a few months ago, not sure of what The Eventice is.. I will explain it for you.
Obligatory 'ooh look at my lanyard/pretty detail dress' selfie.
It is basically an Apprentice style competition, but for final year Events Management students - giving us the opportunity to compete for amazing jobs in industry. Now, I almost didn't enter the competition due to thinking I didn't have a chance, and more importantly didn't have the time. However, as the deadline for entries loomed I remember thinking: 'if you don't enter this you will regret it for the rest of your life', and so I created my first YouTube video for submission. (I am not linking it as it's very cringey and I hate hearing myself speak!)

Last week over three days, and numerous Apprentice-esque tasks, fifteen of us finalists from across the UK were whittled down to five, and then eventually the winning three. I am shocked and amazed to report that I was lucky enough to be one of those winners (!), but that is not what today's post is about. A little while back I posted about saying 'yes' to opportunities and how many doors it can open for you - but the whole Eventice experience has really reiterated this even more for me.
Girl power, the all female final five!
Again I guess I just want to urge any of you who have a passion for something to take every opportunity you can to get closer to your goals. Even when you think you don't have a chance or the opportunity is not worth taking, you honestly have nothing to lose by trying! Best case scenario: you get exactly what you wanted. Worst case scenario: you learn a life lesson and meet some valuable people along the way.

Honestly, I believe it comes down to the fact that actions speak louder than words, I know it's corny but it's true. If you have a passion for something you have to go out there and show that - otherwise you're all talk, and it's very rare that opportunities are gunna find their way to you all by themselves. I now am lucky enough to have secured an amazing grad job by forcing myself to take an opportunity, even though I was not 100% confident in myself. And if I can do it, you definitely can!
Serious photo booth-ing with some of the other guys from the competition
Side note: a major part of this experience for me was meeting the other amazing students, including two bloggers! If you haven't already, head over and check out these lovelies: Caitlin from I'm a Damn Student, What Do I Know? and Alesha from Bostons Diary.

Um I guess that's the end of today's random rambling. Sorry if it made no sense or it seemed like preaching, but if I have motivated even one of you to go and achieve your goals with this post - it will have been worth it :) 

Never give up people, happy Tuesday!

2 comments:

  1. You have truly inspired us with this post! We truly agree with everything you have said! Being university students ourselves we find it difficult to put ourselves out there and gain new experiences but this year have definitely tried to enroll in more opportunities and say YES!
    Ps: congratulations on being a top three winner that's awesome!! xx

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    1. Thank you girls for your lovely comment! Saying yes is definitely the way forward, I'm now following you on Bloglovin so I can keep up to date with all your adventures :) xx

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