This month has been quite a change for me. Earlier in the month I decided to hand in my notice at Top Cashback, a job I’ve been at for the past 6 months, in order to accept a new job at Ebuyer in Howden.
I’ve really enjoyed my time at Top Cashback but I felt it was time for me to leave The Midlands and move back to East Yorkshire. The job at Top Cashback has taught me a lot and I think it will benefit me in my new job as I feel I have a good knowledge of UI / UX Design after working consistently on it for half a year. Big appreciation goes to Top Cashback for giving me the chance to get into the design industry full time and I’ll always be grateful to them for that.
With me beginning the process of moving all my stuff back to Hull over the past few weeks I’ll be leaving Top Cashback at the end of the month and then starting my new job the week after so I’m quite excited about starting something new.
Other than the subject of work this month, I’ve been selling a few of my Category Clothing merchandise. Humber Street Sesh (a music festival for Hull based acts) was hosted at the start of the month and we all wore Category merch which can only be good for the coverage of the brand.
On the subject of festivals, me and my friend DJ decided to follow a band that a few of my friends are in to Tribfest towards the end of the month which was a really enjoyable day, I’m still a bit upset I missed out on Leeds Festival though.
With the disappointment of missing Leeds Festival, me and my friends all decided that we need to book a holiday together for next summer so we have something to look forward to. I think we’re all swaying towards Magaluf with it being more affordable and always known for a good atmosphere with people our age. It will be nice to get away with my friends and have a bit of relaxation and partying since some of us haven’t been away for a few years now.
August has been a busy month for me and I’m really looking forward to seeing what September brings with my new job and living back in Hull.
July has been quite the busy month for me personally. I celebrated becoming older by turning 23 (it’s strange to think I’ll be mid-twenties in two whole years), worked on some important projects at work, did the usual Category Clothing promotional jobs and one of my best friends came back from his recent trip to Japan.
For my birthday I didn’t really want much in fairness. The standard Hull City season ticket went out the window now I’m in the bracket of paying £400 for a ticket which is a bit of a shame since we’re back in The Premiership, but I’m sure I won’t miss much of the adventure. With the season ticket being a no-go I mainly asked for the standard things that most people get for birthdays, clothes. I decided to get a new pair of grey jeans (long overdue) and a few tees from other small brands like my own. I always feel supporting other start-up brands is something that needs to be done and hopefully people view my brand that way once the website launches on the 31st of July.
As July went on my friend came back after three months working away in Japan. He seemed very tanned which is a first for him and he even bought me a Pikachu teddy and some Pokemon cards (definitely rolling back the days of my youth). The sun has been very generous to us throughout July so hopefully now he’s back we can share some beer garden times again.
July is drawing to a close and I am quite looking forward to the conclusion of this month. The main reason for this is my website launching for Category Clothing. The orders will hopefully start coming in and I can really make a good go of it. My friend from university, Andy Howard, has been helping me with the development for the website, while I did the design for it so I could really portray my design ideas and creative drive for the brand itself. I’m really looking forward to launching it and hopefully I’ll have some orders by the time I write my next blog for the month in August.