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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More Magazine Go Think Big Issue 26th November 2012

The website has landed to help us youngsters get to our dream job…


Bauer has teamed up with O2 to create GoThinkBig, a fresh perspective on work experience that’s set to help thousands of you people (just like you) with career opportunities. And this isn’t the first time O2 have done something like this, having previously set up O2 Think Big in 2010. The campaign has helped hundreds of young entrepreneurs like Viviane Williams set up their own organisations and get their careers started. We Found out why Viviane couldn’t have set up her own company, Wakeup campaign, without it’s help…

How did O2 Think Big help you set up your organisation?
It’s given me investment, mentoring and confidence and provided me with a great network of people who I can turn to for advice – other O2 Think Biggers!

Tell us more about Wakeup Campaign.
We fuse design and business to help deliver social change. We run sustainable fashion events, create graphic designs, use innovative guerrilla marketing, give talks and workshops at schools and universities, and create strategic work for social and sustainable corporations.

What events have you done?
We produced a photography exhibition for Christian Aid and this year we launched our sustainable fashion arm. Conscious Swap Shopping Events. We’re currently working with Boxpark in London to create a four-day-pop-up shop this December, so keep an eye out at 

What are your plans for the future?
To develop the Wakeup Campaign brand by working with more organisations and companies and creating their campaigns. We don’t want to be just London – centric, either – we want to have  a presence all over the UK and eventually grow and develop internationally.

What advice would you give young people thinking of starting up their own initiative?
Do your research and test your idea. I ran a pop-up shop testing out of my concept and the information I got back was gold dust, so I treated it as a mini focus group. Also  you need the confidence to do it – you won’t know if it will work unless you try.

What do you think about GoThinkBig? How important do you think work experience is?
It’s fantastic! It’s giving young people potential, hope and skills. It widens their networks, opening them up to the commercial world of work, and allows them to showcase their own talent. I did work experience and I believe it got me ready for the working world.
Think you’ve got what it takes to run your own project? Head to For work experience, internships and shed loads of advice, visit

(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article  ’o2 Partnership Go Think Big has Landed’ in Issue 26th Novemeber 2012, I did not write this!)

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