This Week in my Life: 18-24 July 2016

  • I continued with work experience

I’m currently volunteering two days a week at a State Government department involved in natural resource management.  Not only am I having the opportunity to learn a lot for learning’s sake, but it could make the difference on my resume that results in me getting a job straight after uni.  I’ve been learning to use ArcGIS, a geographic information system program, and I’ve been doing a lot to do with soil science as well.

  • I applied for post-uni jobs

Last night I applied for five jobs in my future field, based in places like Roma, Charleville, Toowoomba and Longreach, which are all in western/central Queensland.  Even applying for jobs is a big step for me, and something I never could have brought myself to do 12 months ago.  Having my depression and anxiety mostly under control for the first time in a long time has allowed me to take that step of thinking about and planning for the future, and I’m so pleased 🙂  Now I just have to wait to hear back about the jobs!

  • I achieved a 10cm reduction from my non-corseted to my corseted waist

Unfortunately, after recently starting on another medication, an anti-anxiety med, I rapidly gained about 8-9 kgs of weight in just a month or so!  This has really made me upset because I’m not at a happy weight for me and my body.  So I have started counting all my calories consumed and burned, and have so far lost 4kg in a couple of weeks.  But meanwhile, I’ve continued with my corset training and have managed to reach a waist reduction of 10cm when wearing my corset, from a natural waist of 102cm (up a little since I started corset training, due to my recent weight gain) down to 92cm measured around the outside of my corset.  I’m going to continue with my waist training because my next goal is to close the final inch and a half of my corset lacing.  I’ve got a new corset coming from Dauntless Corset Australia (the Siren in summer mesh) soon in a new, smaller size – 28inch!

  • I found out I’m a finalist in another pinup pageant

Yesterday evening, I was announced as a finalist in the Miss Rockin Maryborough Pageant, which was exciting to hear 🙂  Competing under my pageant name, Vera Vamp, I’ll be at the Rockin Maryborough Vintage Festival in September.  If you have a moment, please give my photos a LIKE on this Facebook post, to count towards my chances of taking out a placing!

About Vera Gin

A pinup/vintage/retro style fan from sunny Queensland, Australia.
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1 Response to This Week in my Life: 18-24 July 2016

  1. Polly says:

    Toowoomba is Whanganui’s sister city! Apparently they have lamingtons.

    Bugger about the weight gain: I hope the meds are at least doing what they’re supposed to be doing.

    It’s so good to know that things are finally coming right for you, mental health-wise. Long may it continue! (And I’m still going to keep praying, just because, only now I can add a ‘thank you’).


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