Musing on Growing Up

‘I’m getting old’ is a phrase I often use when I justify to my friends that I’m staying in and not going on another night out, as I curl up with a book, a cup of tea and attempt to write my novel – which is currently going absolutely nowhere if you were wondering.

When I was younger, I used to dream of being older and being able to do what I want without permission of anyone else.

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At 21, I think I’ve hit a point where I am starting to understand the adulthood and the sheer amount of responsibility that comes with it. I have almost finished my third year of university and applying for ‘career’ jobs is absolutely terrifying. Being rejected from said jobs is even more terrifying for that matter.

My lovely Nan got married at the age of 18, she had her first child at 22, her second at 24 and not long after her third. It’s strange how times have changed and to think that at the same age as me, she was preparing to have a real life baby human. I am nowhere near ready to do any of that yet, it’s just so interesting to see how the times have changed since then. As my Nan says, ‘Things were just different back then.’

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There is a lot of pressure, however, many of my friends are having children, buying houses and getting job promotions. Which is all wonderful and I’m so happy for them but I can’t help but feel like the university has set me back a little when it comes to adulthood.

I’m three years behind everyone else for a piece of paper, a sh*t load of debt that may not even get me a better job or a better advantage than anyone else.

I guess we’ll see, won’t we? Thank you for reading this blog post, hope you enjoyed my ramblings even a little.

Jas x

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Amor Magazine: 5 Year Journey

It doesn’t seem like it was 5 years ago that I attended an event with the Youth Media Agency in London and listened to Ruby Mae Moore speak about Amor Magazine and I instantly felt inspired.

Screen Shot 2018-01-17 at 13.28.41The idea behind Amor was to be produced by young women and to be read for the young woman.

I spoke to Ruby after her talk and she gave me her business card and a few days later, she called me and I started officially writing for Amor.

Receiving the magazines in the post and seeing my work being published online was something that I had never experienced before. It really shaped me as a person and pushed me in the right direction with my education and career path.

Over the past 5 years, I have learnt so much from Amor, Ruby and all the lovely writers behind it.

I’ve gone from being a beauty journalist with very little experience to now the Beauty Editor working with Public Relations companies and big brands such as Barry M, Magnitone, Bioderma, House of Holland and so many more whilst completing my degree in Journalism.

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It’s an opportunity that I will forever be grateful for and over the past 5 years I have learnt so much and can’t wait to continue.

If you would like to write for Amor, please email me at jasmin@amormagazine.co.uk

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Jas x