HAPPY NEW YEAR MY LOVES! May it be filled with love, luck & beauty.
I never really do “life updates” over here, simply because I love my private life to remain… well, private. Nonetheless, & as you guys are so supportive, I feel the need to share with you a little bit about my personal life sometimes. How could I be trustworthy if I never share anything personal ? Thus, let’s pretend we are having coffee and catching up on life, while reminding ourselves that things (almost) never go as planned, and that it’s fine.
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I quit my job at the supermarket.
First thing first: I quit my job at a supermarket. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I have worked alongside my bachelor’s degree for around three years. With the master’s, it has become far too much to handle so I have decided to focus fully on university. I have chosen instead to accept a job at my local library, which serves both my finances and my degree. That is a little reminder that sometimes, we need to set out priorities straight and to stick to them.
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I went so much ahead with my master’s thesis
We often talk about university over here, but rarely about the work I actually do or about my field of expertise. You may know it already, I study Heritage and library science, but I major in children’s literature. Let me tell you that I have worked so much on my master’s thesis in the last few months and that it starts looking a lot like it should. That takes a whole lot of my time but I am beyond passionate about my research project and that means the world to me. If you are extra curious, I am writing a thesis (in French, of course) about the impact of children’s literature on language-learning for children aged 3 to 8 (so before they enter middle-school). I study the different types of books created and the work of librarians when it comes to connecting books & (French) children in order to help them discover the English language and culture.
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I consider doing a PhD
I really remotely consider that option, because I still have one and a half year of master’s degree before even getting to seriously consider a PhD, but I think it is never too early to have that type of idea. I am lucky enough to live in a country where studies aren’t as expensive as it is the case in most English-speaking countries, so why not take advantage of it? While workin on my master’s thesis, I realized how much I loved research, so who knows what the future will hold?
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I found an internship
You know my love for internships and volunteering, & in my degree, we had to find an internship to complete the year. I am proud to say that I found one in a local library (the one I work at part time since last December!), & I can’t wait to share of it with you all!
I started reconsidering the purpose of my blog
When you have a blog or a Youtube channel, there is always a time when you consider monetizing your passion. Do not get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that, but I started reconsidering my use of my blog. . I do not want to turn my blog into a job (yet), I want to enjoy the road and see where that leads while prioritizing my studies & personal life.
I also really want to share more about books over here and to work more on the book corner. I hope you have nothing against book blogs because this one is going to implement some bookish topics more often than ever before!
What do you want to see more of on the blog in 2021? Tell me in the comments as I have a “drafts folder” full of 112 posts right now, but it is never enough, right?
I hope you liked today’s post & if you would like to learn more “personal things” about me, please let me know in the comments. If you have questions, I may already have answered them in my FAQ or in my blogging-related content. It was a pleasure to share these little bits of my life with you today,
I wish you the best,