Don’t we all!
My dream is to write. That is the reason I started this website. I love telling a story, sharing random things with people through words or simply just having a vent and getting something off my chest via this website!
The other part of my dream is to be published. I really hope people enjoy reading short puff pieces on what’s in the news and what’s in my head, the 2 often leading to completely different stories!
I recently pitched my idea to a local publication. The initial reaction was they didn’t have a budget for freelances. Budget?! I’m certainly not looking to make a quick buck out of this, but rather get some exposure and tick a dream off the list.
It lead me to think about a common problem among young people trying to get ahead which I often used to think about when I first joined the workforce. Many people ask for minimum 2 years experience. My question always was, well how am I supposed to get 2 years experience if no one will give me a chance?! I always felt very passionate about this and will always be very grateful to those who first gave me a start, firstly in the beauty industry (past life job!) and secondly into the marketing and communications industry straight out of Uni.
So it seems that I may be facing this challenge again or am I? (Admittedly I’ve only just started on trying to achieve my dream! ) I’m no Mia Freedman with years of magazine experience under my belt and thousands of people reading my blog each day, but someone had to give her an initial chance didn’t they and I’m sure she didn’t get where she is by giving up!! So that brings me back to why I started this website.
By continuing to ponder, waffle and vent I’m in a way creating my own experience and will hopefully gain feedback from you, the person who reads this. So if you liked a story or didn’t like a story leave a comment and give your opinion because that’s what the site is all about!
These days you need to create your own opportunities, your own experience. And by doing that, you never know what’s just around the corner.