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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I wrote this post when my blog  still didnt have a focus, the post is called DETERMINATION I think it’s important to be aspiring to want to do better, to have that determination inside you to reach the best of what you possible can, as you all know I want to write and work in a publishing company below is the content of my post… 

“I’m so DETERMINED to become a writer, it’s all I want and it’s been my dream for as long as I can remember, it’s just part of me. I really do want to become a serious writer and have a really good blog, although in this world today it’s so hard:( Especially with the virtual world of writing starting to slowly disappear! 

So I’m doing all in my power to stay one step ahead of the game, having work experience in a publishing company has helped me so much, especially as it’s also helped me decide my life path…I’ve decided once finished university I want to go into publishing, the receptionist there once told me that she wanted to make films and realised that once out of university no one is going to say, ‘Make a film for me.’ She said, ‘YOU NEED to do things your self…You need to make things happen!! I thought, ‘You know she has a point’ and she suggested to make a blog. 

At the moment I’ve just started getting into it so I don’t have something I want to always write about, right now its just anything and everything but I think there’s still time so I shall wait and see what field I shall become a professional in. 

For me my friends are super important to me that I listen to all their advice I might not always take it but I do listen, however I have a friend who studies photography and she said, ‘why not start a scrap book of magazine cut outs of things you like and annotate them so that way you can build up a portfolio so I’m doing just that! I’m starting off with More Magazine, it’s just amazing, I love it! Now that would be a dream come true working there, imagine the opportunities!!! At the moment I’m on the 4th Edition I’m doing the whole year. THAT my fellow bloggers I would say is DEDICATION & DETERMINATION!

I also think I will add in bits and bobs of what I write, although I would really like to write a book but I would not want to risk writing an idea on the internet to then be taken away from me so I might just update the progress if I ever find any time to myself, as university at the moment is such a top priority the work load is awful 😦 It may be summer before I start this project or maybe throughout the nights after all I do get my inspirations then.”

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