Eureka!!!

OH MY GOD! I  had the best day EVER and the best part was I was all by myself imagine how happy I would be if I was out with others, I’m currently spreading happiness in my household eeeekkkkk…. nothing and no one can bring my mood down.  The advertising and creative industries workshop I mentioned  in lifeisfunbeingme was AMAZING! 

I wrote pages and pages of notes down, its always interesting to hear the stories of creatives in the industry and I have realised that their story of how they became who they are always differ but I always find they have one thing in common and that is OPPORTUNITY. They always mention how they did something and then the opportunity came along and that opened doors for them which allowed them to network, grow and get to where they are today. 

All creatives advise the same thing and that is perseverance, those that become intimidated by the industry because of competition and rejections will not make it you need to be strong and keep at it, because an opportunity for you will happen and those that give up, give the opportunity to someone stronger than them. 

This workshop really opened my eyes to the opportunities around me and what I want to do, to be honest as much as I love writing, have had the passion inside me since I learnt how to write my first sentence and cannot shut up if I start talking about my blog. I’m not good at it, some of you may think, ‘Aww she’s wrong, I love reading her lifestyle blog lifeisfunbeingme!’ but maybe that’s because I write it how I speak, yet this has grown to be my writing style you should see how much I beat myself up when I have to write for someone else. I panic because I worry that I’m not good enough, I hate writing reviews they are my ultimate pet hate but I love writing opinions, updating lifeisfunbeingme and getting my opinion across through writing, I’m pretty good when I’m pissed off, I just have to write it on paper and sometimes it turns out to be some of the best work I have ever done. When I know I have to write something that has to abide by certain rules and make sure I tick everything off the checklist, I lose the spark, you should see my essays I dread doing it because I find it so hard whereas here I let go and write whatever I want and how I want my blog is my freedom and no one can dictate how I should maintain it.

I might be repeating myself here but for my module creative industries and professional practice we had to do a project in a media industry where I was assigned to create a pitch for a magazine and I cannot believe I am saying this but when I started it I was absolutely terrified but the more I got into it, the more I got into my task, I ended up enjoying myself so much that I think I may want to work in the creative side of the industry and not editorial, I know it’s been my dream to write since I was a child but I think I want to take the path of brand management and see what doors it opens…

I now know what steps I want to take after graduation, first thing tomorrow when I go home for my hospital appointment and see my parents I am going to sell myself to them hoping they will employ me for my first project so that I can start to build my portfolio, I can become a someone and start to get my name recognised in the big wide world.

Aww today was just amazing, the inspiration you get from these talks is just brilliant I have a massive smile plastered on my face, I sang the whole way home in my car with the radio at like 100 and that smile is still there whilst I’m writing to you guys. I feel even more motivated to go just for it and I feel like I could write for ever. I am so happy with myself that I made the effort to go as opposed to going to my lecture which is the one I dislike the most, I just think imagine IF I didn’t go I wouldn’t have had the chance to gain an insight into 5 peoples working career in the industry I want to be working in, I wouldn’t have realised that brand management is what I want to do and I wouldn’t have realised that as much as I love my work placement, I have decided to leave in September and chase the world to see what else is there. I will always be grateful for all the things they have done for me, for giving me that chance to grow, to find out about the industry but doing admin for the rest of my life is not what I want to be doing, I want to be creative. I thought to myself that I don’t think I really take advantage in being there, and next time I go in I should show them what I am capable of by working on a campaign in my spare time and say these are my ideas what do you think? Can I come in and work on it with your guidance so that I can prove myself? If there is one thing that I learnt today, its in the creative industry you can’t apply for a job in a conventional way, you need to do it creatively to show your future employer you are worthy to be employed because you wow’d them by being creative and doing something different. 

See you soon I’m off to make my idea a reality, good luck me:)!

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Hey Guys, 

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Enjoy Reading.

Rosa X

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Followers I need YOU!

Dear followers, 

I know that at the moment I don’t have many followers but those of you that do follow me what are your thought on this blog? 

Does the information help? I know most tips are from the More magazine but I have also wrote up tips of my own from my own experience? 

Although I update this blog in my free time I do it for 2 reasons:
1. No one told me about any of this stuff as I update the tips and more magazine category I’m learning too, also I think it’s helpful when you have so many questions that it’s all in one place…
2. I’m doing it for myself to help me in the future to make a good impression and to show I am have been determined since the start, I was thinking about it the other day and I have been studying and kept at English for the past 7 years and there is no way I’m giving up now…

WHAT I NEED…

Are there any issues or areas that you guys think I should include or write more about?
One area I was thinking to go a bit more into are pay checks and tax because let’s be honest the school curriculum doesn’t teach us these kind of things that are helpful to know. Such as if I was to get a mortgage I don’t know what Typical APR means I just have always seen it on the TV ad mmm… I might have a blog for this when I get to it and maybe write a letter to the government because we won’t know unless we are educated! 

Sorry went a bit off track but if you guys could comment below letting me know what you would like to see more of I would be very grateful and will do my best to provide you with the tips that you need. 

Thanks in advance. 

Rosa 

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