Well hello. Happy September 1st! It’s been another hot minute since I posted on this little space. I’m not going to lie, 2019 has been an absolute rollercoaster and I’ve basically spent my time clinging to the sides for dear life trying to stay safely strapped in. There’s so much to catch up on, I thought I’d do a life update and fill you in on what’s going on in the little ole life of me.
So, I still haven’t got round to sharing this properly on here, but six months ago today I was unfortunately made redundant. For a while, things were pretty dark in these parts, as I spent my time trying to pick myself up, brush myself off and piece together what the hell I wanted to do with my life. I’ve talked about it a lot over on my Instagram and received such an overwhelming response of support and actually, a whole lot of praise for speaking out about it. It’s just not talked about much is it? To me, it felt like a dirty word, an embarrassing situation, a taboo subject that needs to be kept completely hush hush. This is something I really want to dedicate the time to talk about properly, but being completely honest, it was still too raw for me to fully delve into, even up until recently. Sometimes it’s hard to fully open up about something when you’re still caught up in it, you know? But, thankfully, I think I’m finally coming out the other side.
The first few weeks after being made redundant were a bit of a blur. I booked an impromptu flight to Bali to see one of my favourite people in the world and then came back and didn’t know where to start. For three months I applied for job after job, with a fair few interviews, but next to no luck. My confidence was low and I started to lose hope, questioning whether the career that I’d chosen was even right for me.
In June, I was offered a temporary contract at ITV, working in the marketing department for Global Entertainment and have spent the last 2 and a bit months working with the nicest bunch. They’ve been nothing short of amazing and incredibly supportive, I honestly couldn’t be more grateful. But, as much as I’ve loved my time there and my team wanted me to stay, unfortunately there isn’t a permanent position available. So it was back to the job hunting board once again.
I was scrolling LinkedIn one day and came across a role that gave me that instant fire in my belly when I was reading the job description. It just sounded perfect. I applied, and within a couple of days I was thrilled to receive an email asking me to meet for an interview. I’d been so close but so far with a few jobs over the last few months, and so I didn’t really want to get my hopes up. We met, and the people were lovely and really passionate, which is always so lovely to see. But again, I went away and tried not to get ahead of myself. An hour after the interview, I got a call offering me the job, and honestly, I’m still in shock now.
So tomorrow, I start a brand new venture as the Social Media & Events Editor at Heal’s and yes I’m most definitely still pinching myself. If you’d have told me six months ago that I’d be starting a job of dreams tomorrow, I’d have laughed in your face. To say that I’m absolutely cacking my pants would be an understatement, but I’m so excited for this opportunity and feeling all of the feels tonight.
If you’ve recently been made redundant, or you’re going through a difficult time and you’re doubting pretty much everything. Please, please don’t give up. It gets better, I promise. Things always seem to find a way to work out in the end. You just have to keep giving it all you’ve got. But for now, I’ll see you on the other side lads and ladies. We’ve got this.