Finding a job in Aberdeen hasn’t been easy.

I can’t think of how many applications I have submitted so far – I lost count – but I can tell you how many interviews I’ve been invited to; five, which led to two jobs so far. Along with blogging, I’ve managed to sustain myself, pay for the mortgage and save for the flat renovations. But this combination of a full-time job and blogging did not make me happy. And let’s be real here, work consumes the biggest part of your day so if you don’t do something that makes you happy, you are not going to be happy!

Two years after my PhD thesis submission (a year and 11 months to be precise!) and I can finally say that I have found my dream job. A job that I love and a job that will allow me to plan for the future.

I don’t say this lightly, I truly feel that I have (finally) found the right job for me, a job where I can put my skills and knowledge to good use and help students in any way I can.

Not going to give in much at the time being as I need to make sure I am not breaking any rules, but I can reveal that my new job is at the Robert Gordon’s University (RGU) so expect to see me more around the campus.

View from the top of the RGU library

What’s next for Natbee’s?

I’ve been well accustomed to working full-time and keeping up with the blog collaborations but this year I feel I should step back on the blog to give space, and time, to myself to progress with my work.

Inside me, I’ve always known that blogging would not be my main profession and I much more enjoy it as a hobby than my main source of income.

Expect to see loads of updates on my social media. Producing content for my Instagram Stories (@natbeestravels) has always been way easier than producing content for the blog, much faster too! I will be creating content and drafting posts for the blog during the weekends which ultimately means that there will be 1-2 blog posts per week.

So follow me along this new, exciting journey. I hope you enjoy the changes around here!

Anastasia

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