I fell in love with writing about 5 years ago at a tiny magazine called East Life, a cute little regional that relied solely on advertising to keep it alive. Amongst a beautiful tiny team of talented writers, designers and publishers, I got to experience a taste of the most amazing career possible – to me anyway.
Truth is, fast forward those 5 years to a graduate of a first class Journalism and Media Communications degree (if I do say so myself), how do you know even know you want that dream anymore? After learning so many different things at university, it is difficult to know whether or not that was just a phase or if you should pursue it. And if you do want to – how are you going to make it happen?
After countless evenings of applying for jobs, listening to the beautiful Ed Sheeran when you cannot go on any longer and contemplating the fact that maybe if you sat outside your house with a guitar you might end up discovered like Ed too – or not – you realise that maybe you should just be grateful if you get any responses at all.
Hang on a second though – this isn’t necessarily a bad way to be thinking. We all need to get a foot in the door, bullet points on the CV in the ‘experience’ section and more importantly, monies! Just to be employed after graduating is a success as far as I’m concerned. What I’m trying to say is that if we end up taking a different path to the one we set out to achieve, it isn’t all bad.
The quote in the title of this blog post is one of my favourites from Alice in Wonderland and I think it sums up life perfectly sometimes. Explore your options, grab your opportunities and share it all through inspiring blog posts, scrap books and Instas so you never forget that you’ve taken the best path possible.
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‘Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game’.