5 years of galsgoss πŸ’•βœ¨

Five fucking years. What the hell?!

I can’t believe I’ve been writing this blog and I am now referred to as galsgoss for the last five years of my life lol.

When I started this blog it was on a complete whim when I still worked in Tesco, serving my best looks in head to toe bakery whites – a fashion blog being the obvious next step, no?

I always had a shopping problem (I blame my mum) and knew I was destined to do something in this line of work so this was the first little feel of that I really had. I worked really hard on my blog, writing at least two posts a week. Back then it was more of a thing to write than it was to post a photo to Instagram every day. My insta was full of my mirror OOTDs from my days off. I maybe should have kept them mirror selfies up, I could have been the next smyth sisters πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.

Fast forward on some time and I started to get involved in some events in Belfast. Belfast fashion week being the first and foremost. Thankfully for Cathy Martin I was able to join the fab community of Belfast bloggers and meet some of my best friends that I have today.

The following year I took a leap of faith and accepted a job in topshop. A step back in terms of money and experience but I knew this was a risk I had to take. Within 6 months I was signed off as a team leader and within the following year I accepted a temporary position as personal shopping assistant. Again a role I knew was a slight step back and it wasn’t an easy 9 months to complete let me tell you but I got on with it and knew it would all pay off.

The minute I joined topshop I knew i wanted to be a personal shopper, the minute I was in the department I knew this was what I was meant to be doing and as it was only a mat cover role i knew some changes were going to happen. I bit the bullet and expressed interest in moving to another city for the role. Low and behold (without yapping on any further) I interviewed for a shopper role in London and April 2019 I moved to the big smoke.

When I sat down to write this post I was thinking what do I really have to say, I defiantly haven’t became some Instagram superstar, I haven’t worked with 100 different brands or have the following I would like but when I read all of the above I realise i wouldn’t be where I am today without galsgoss. I’ve been so lucky that my career and hobby if you will, coincide so well. I have been to some amazing events, I have worked with some amazing brands and I have met some of the best people. I’ve created a YouTube channel, I’ve watched my Instagram develop slowly but surely and know that this year I am going to put my all into becoming as successful and happy as I can be.

So a massive thank you to everyone who made it to the end of this post lol and to everyone who has been with me since the Thursday ootds back in 2015, I am so grateful I still have the passion and support to work on my little platform.

Here’s to another 5 years.

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo

Leaving life for London βœˆοΈ

I am alive everyone.

No need to panic.

Seriously though, how long since I wrote a post? πŸ™ˆ

If you don’t already follow me on everything else or haven’t guessed by the title, I have moved to London.

This weekend marks my first month done and dusted in the big smoke and I just thought it was about time that I gave a little update on what my feels are with leaving home for the very first time. I have literally never lived that “student life” nor experimented by moving out with a mate or two, I was literally by my mas side since birth lol

So I think the year of turning 27 it was about time to go, eh?

I had the idea over the last few years that I never wanted to settle in Belfast and defiantly wanted to move to London at some stage and at the beginning of this year it all just went from 0 to 100 real quick. Which in hindsight I am so glad of.

My job in personal shopping was coming to an end (maternity cover) and instead of settling and going back to my old position I applied for my current job (which just popped up at the exact right time), topshop personal shopper in Knightsbridge and the rest is history as they would say.

A lot of people asked why, how are you going to afford it, will you not miss everyone, it’s so lonely etc etc.

Why? Because in all seriousness what else can I do in Belfast? London is one of the most prestigious cities for the fashion industry and huns that’s where I wanna be.

Afford it? I can’t. Nobody in London can. But fake it to you make it x

Miss everyone? Like mad. And this is the first real week I can openly and honestly say that. This is the longest I haven’t seen my baby brother since he was born and my mum for that. I have the best friends in the whole world and not seeing them at least once a week hurts my heart but making them proud is why I am here.

Lonely? God yeah it can be. I’m typing this sitting on the tube and as I look about the train 95% of the people are on their own. That doesn’t mean they spend their day lonely; and I have a few amazing friends here already which I am so grateful for. I move into my new flat next week with another soon to be great pals and I am so excited to make this my home.

This post is a lot longer than I probably intended it to be, but it is the first time I have properly sat down to write and it has just all came out lol. I did have people write to me on insta who wanted to hear all about it so I hope I have answered everything. Basically I am so happy with the decision I have made to move here, I can already see so many exciting opportunities and experiences for me here in the future. While there are bittersweet moments, you will get that no matter where in the world you are. As long as you have confidence in yourself and a strong support system from friends and fam you can do whatever you put your mind to.

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo

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