Making the transition from my ‘old’ career into a world of pencil notes and word pro scribblings, I found myself thinking “What better way to document this journey, than to write it?”
In some ways, I feel as though I’m back at square one. I graduated university four years ago and leapt like a gazelle up my chosen career ladder. Having now realised that it wasn’t the right direction for me, it rather feels like I’m starting again.
Except, of course, I’m not.
The last four years – and not to mention the six ‘part-time’ years before that – have given me a wealth of experience in so many areas, which I know will stand me in good stead now. I’ve been working since I was sixteen, with increasingly higher responsibility since I left uni and that experience is nothing to be sniffed at. The great thing about our experiences, is that once we have them, we keep them. They may not always be at the forefront of our minds- sometimes we need to dig around in the dusty corners a bit, but we’ll find them again. They’re always there.
I’ve no doubt that a career in writing and journalism has a lot to teach me. I’ve got solid experience which I can apply, but the specifics of this route are yet to be revealed. The truth is, writing itself doesn’t feel so new to me. I’ve always written. I write personal blogs and hand written journals. I’ve been the ‘go-to’ person for writing copy in each job I’ve had and my entire education was one big conveyer belt of essay deadlines.
The ‘new’ element, will be writing and editing professionally. Whilst I’ve done a little of this before, it has always been part of a different role and unfortunately, never my primary focus. That is about to change. I am willing, keen and eager (hopping from foot to foot as we speak!) to learn this trade and make it my own. I’m determined to put one foot in front of the other until I can say that this is what I do. I’d love for you to join me on the journey, through my blog and videos. As some of you will know, I’ll also be working on various projects as we go along, which I hope you’ll find interesting.
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