A Personal Blog Entry

So today I got a little bit bored earlier and decided that I was going to write a post about myself and what I’m currently up to at the moment. Well, essentially I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and I’m not entirely happy with my job. My boss doesn’t really push me anywhere near as hard as I need to be, the work I’m doing isn’t challenging, I’m not the best at client interactions and am ultimately not really cut to go any further in the company. Who knows what’s going to happen in the coming months, I’ve been due a promotion for a while now but am ultimately not sure about whether or not I’m going to get one. We will have to see really, but I think I’m more than deserving of one.

Choices

In other news I’m also thinking about selling my car and going travelling, the only issue is that I just don’t have enough money to justify it really, I just spent a whole tonne on a bike that I’ve been eyeing up for a long time – months actually. I wish that I did and it’s the main thing that gets me out of bed in the morning. I spend far too much time pushing my friends away and solely thinking about leaving and going on an adventure. It’s something that I’ve always been keen on doing, despite being relatively introverted for my entire life – I’m just thoroughly confused as to where I’m going, I just really don’t know any more.

PhD

I don’t think that I’m scared of growing up, in fact I loved life up until about two years ago, now that I’m working I’d say that the quality of my life has certainly dipped, and I am now of the belief that life is for living, not working. I think I’d like to do some post doctoral research, however I don’t know what in and where at. I’m also slightly concerned that I’ll not only fall behind in the job market, but also that I won’t actually manage to finish any work that I begin in academia. If I do choose that path I’ll make sure to let all of you know here first, sorry for the emotional post, it’s just what has been plaguing my mind for a long while now and it’s nice to be able to get it all written down for all to see. If anybody has some advice I’d love to hear from you because as it stand I’m not entirely sure what’s going on in my head and where I’m likely to be in a year, let alone a few from now.

Anyway, I’m going to be coming back here very soon to continue writing some reviews about additional Vauxhall models, I don’t know what is coming up next but anybody who would like to see something special – hit me up and I’ll never let you down, I might actually start writing a few more personal entries and talking about the new folding bike that I purchased the other day. Folding bikes are incredible by the way guys, just to let you know, check out some folding bike reviews on here soon.

An Introduction

Hello and welcome to the Vauxhall Collective, I’m here to explain a little about myself and my brand new website too. Essentially I’m a car fanatic and have a particular love for Vauxhall’s. In all of my years of driving I’ve owned three different types of Vauxhall, including their flagship models; the Astra and the Corsa. I’m intending on spending some time writing about both myself and also reviewing any of the latest car models that I get to test out. I’ve already had the pleasure of driving the majority of Vauxhall models that are currently being produced, however in the future I’m going to be testing some of the older and of course more classic one’s too.

Vauxhall

Right from the out I’d like to put it out there that anybody reading this can let me know if they want a particular model reviewing and I’m totally open to looking at different manufacturers too – if that’s what you all want to see, simply let me know in the comments section below each post and I’ll get back to you with what I think as soon as I can. Anyway, enough about the blog and a bit more about myself. I’m 29, I current live in North London – Wood Green to be particular. Unfortunately since I’m living in London I don’t always get the chance to drive around, as you would all expect, it’s just so much easier to use the fantastic public transport down here. Obviously for somebody like me, this isn’t really ideal as I derive so much enjoyment from taking my baby out for a spin.

For the past 3 years I’ve had a 1.6 liter Astra, it has a number of modifications on it that I’ve made over the years, and of course I’m looking at adding to it further in the future, as my wallet permits! I’m currently working in the banking industry, not the most exciting of jobs, however I’m going to be looking at heading back to University soon to try and get into a different niche. You’re probably wondering why I’d make such a rash change of lifestyle, however I’m of the thought that if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, or don’t feel challenged enough – then it’s time to move on. There’s no point wasting your life doing something that doesn’t fulfill everything that you want from it.

Before I moved down to London I lived up in Newcastle, where I did my undergraduate. I saved up all my money to come down here to chase the city dream, but it was wholly unfulfilled for me and I’m now searching for another challenge elsewhere. Hopefully somewhere where I am a lot more flexible to drive my car, and also hopefully somewhere where I can save a bit more money for new cars and obviously new modifications too! Cheers for checking out my blog, please come back in a few days to follow up on my first review of the new Vauxhall Astra 2016.