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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That sound…

As you can tell from my previous diary entries I have been simply sat at my desk typing up the data entries whilst listening to music all day BUT today I wanted a break from having music blasted in my head…
Listening to the background commotion in my office one sound struck me the most and it was the following one…

Guess what it is…

That’s right all I can hear is typing (although it’s pretty much a given as the video is called typing), typing of all speeds there are editors that type quietly, fast, some who type loudly and some that are a mixture of the above. All I can say is that being the one pushing the keyboard to write a sentence is my dream. Some have dreams of being rich or being the first person to break a record, some of you may laugh and think that my dream is stupid but everyone has a different one and mine is literally to write!  

I actually wish I was stressed about writing not that’s it’s a nice feeling but to be able to be stressing over your dream has to be  such an achievement!

I can’t wait till I’m Rosa Aversa – Editor  

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Yippeeeeee

Hey Guys, 

Finally the other night I got enough inspiration to write my first article and send it off to Yuppee & as a consequence for those who follow me on Twitter you will have noticed a change on my bio Eeekkk I prefer this one much more :)!! 

Twitter

The link to my article is below, check it out let me know what you think yippeeee 🙂

http://www.yuppee.com/2013/11/13/students-need-money-not-an-overdraft/

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Writing is NOT boring

One day when I was updating my lifestyle blog  I mentioned I had writers block and didn’t know what to write for my daily post that I thought why not just write about writing instead but then figured how boring would that sound? A post on writing about writing?? Well I went to the doctors before my holiday and you know how they usually have things to read for you such as posters on illnesses, leaflets and magazines. One magazine caught my attention as it was called writing, I know once again I’m going on about writing anyway I had to pick it up and started reading through it. It’s a magazine that specialises and writes an entire issue purely on writing how can I not subscribe?!?!
Check out the link https://www.writers-online.co.uk… remember there is ALWAYS room for improvement.

Love Rosa X

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Yuppee.com

Hey All,

I’m super excited to announce that I shall be joining the team of 500 writers for http://www.yuppee.com/ where I shall be writing an article once a fortnight. Be sure to check it out regularly and search for my name (Rosa Aversa) in the meet the team section to find out what I’ve been writing about. I’ve been brainstorming already and have lot’s of ideas!!!

Love Rosa X 

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You’ve been promoted from Amateur to Expert!!

My work placement is maybe the best thing that has ever happened to me, I’ve learnt so much in the world of publishing. Finally my dream that felt so far away is starting to come true little by little. Having this blog has made me realise how crucial it is to chase your dreams. I don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to hit me in the face. I go out there and find them, I explore the options available to me. No one tells me your falling behind on your writing I know myself if I am, I try my best to write every single day and if I can’t manage it, as soon as a bit of free time comes my way… I take it! I open up WordPress and write till one eye is left open, then I know maybe I’ve taken it too far and it’s time for bed.

This is the first time in my life where I’ve finally found the passion within myself and have committed to maintaining this blog.  Writing has now surfaced to be a huge part of me and always will. I don’t think just having a blog is enough to get me to be a writer…I need to do more! There is always ALWAYS room for improvement!  The world really is a big place and I have so much more to achieve before I can look back on all of this to know, ‘Yep I did all that I can.’

Future updates to look out for:
Next month university starts and instead of looking forward to freshers although I am excited for it, I’m more determined and focused on how much writing I can squeeze in over the next 10 months. i am determined to create a bloggers society, how good would President of Bloggers Society look on my CV. I need 5 people interested to start it off, so I’m currently on the search for other people like me:)

I have joined the website yuppee.com that is made for amateur writers like me, I’m so excited as I am going to be writing for them once every 2 weeks. However due to their terms and condition anything I write for them will not be posted on here so be sure to check it out and don’t worry I’ll be sure to update you whenever I have written an article for them.

Again thanks to my placement I have met the PR team of my city’s shopping centre, the first event I went to was for a fashion bloggers lounge. I now get invited to the events organised by them and they are amazing I get to meet new people interact with others who have the same interests. I usally blog the events so do check out the category EVENTS.

Another website which I have discovered called vergemagazine.co.uk  also offers experiences and tips on careers, dream jobs and student life. It’s perfect to use as a starting point for the direction your life should go.

So start chasing your dreams, they won’t come and get you…

Love,
Rosa X

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Friday 2nd August

This morning I gave the editor who’s husband is a computer genius to look at my laptop, fingers crossed I haven’t lost any work on there!!! 

I actually managed to get in at half 8 as it’s flexi Friday, it means I get to leave at 4:30pm instead of 5:30pm yay!! This rule actually applies to me I double checked!! 

I wrote up my invoice for this weeks hours, handed out the post and counted the competitions, after that I carried on with typing up the entries although I will admit I was losing a bit of motivation today! Nothing a bit of Eye of the Tiger can’t fix!! 

I also got my feedback on the writing pieces I did as the manager is going on holiday for the next 2 weeks he said he will book me in for to come in and we can spend some time going over it rather then just having a brief convo over it! I’m quite grateful for this as it gives me more time to write it and a deeper understanding of where I can improve! 

Yayy…

See you on Monday

Byeee 

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