From a young age we're often asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
When I was 12 I had decided that I was going to be a fashion designer. However, things didn't quite work out like that. During my degree I quickly discovered that while I loved fashion, design probably wasn't the avenue for me and my making skills left a lot to be desired!
From a young age there is a huge amount of expectation to work hard, study and tick all those milestone boxes in life. Go to university, get a job, find a secure career and climb the ladder until you've reached the top of your industry and can afford to retire. But what if things don't quite work out like that and what if that path isn't the right one for you?
I've met people who even in their forties still don't know what they really want to do.
Since graduating, I've worked in public relations, hospitality, retail, events and marketing - even doing a little bit of music on the side - and whenever someone asked me about my 'career', I'd always felt like a bit of a failure. That was until I stumbled across this TED Talk...
So, working set hours and being restricted to one job just wasn't for me and that is completely okay. So, I decided it was time to make a change to have some variety in my life. I took my skills and experience, applied them to projects I loved and haven't looked back.
Right now, I'm working on digital marketing briefs, using my creative eye to support a wedding photographer with styling, acting as a brand ambassador for a company whose products and values I truly believe in, setting up a new business and getting out and playing music whenever I can. I think 2018 is going to be a busy year!