Do you ever stop to think and look back on your life with a feeling of happiness despite taking so many unexpected turns along the way? I am really happy with the progression of my career however it is completely different from all the visions I had of work as a child.
For most of my life I wanted to write. That was all I really cared about. As a child I loved writing stories and as I grew I began to have a passion for wanting to share those stories with the world. When it came to career choices in my teens I picked my work experience with the most common knowledge job I knew of that involved writing and that was journalism. I worked in my local paper when I was at school and I absolutely loved it. I was complimented on my work by the other reporters and Editors and it was so much fun. Going to various different events, speaking to so many people and then writing about it. I even got to create my very own full page story and interviewed a friend for it.
However, I didn’t go ahead with these journalism dreams. It runs out that it probably wasn’t my ideal career because I didn’t push hard enough to get there. All I knew is that I wanted to write. In fact I have mostly tumbled through my work choices for the last eleven years, never really finding something I loved. One thing was for sure though and that was I preferred managing my own schedule and workload. I didn’t like having to report to someone else, ask for time off or dread calling in sick should Mini Kat need me. I’ve been working from home full time now for over 18 months and I couldn’t be happier. I never knew blogging would turn into a bit of extra cash and in turn a job.
I started really taking my blog seriously last October despite writing online for around six years. I started monitoring my stats and finding ways to grow my audience, I got rid of the bad content and started writing more about the things I liked. In turn, I was obviously found good enough to be trusted with sponsored content and actual products to review. Now I have that real drive for working again and I work hard trying to make my blog better, provide interesting content and get involved with the amazing community. My blog took another turn for the better when I attended my first blogger event in July and I realised there and then that writing and blogging was something I was provided to work for, that I was in for the long haul.
At the moment I see that I do the job I wanted to do, but differently. I report my own news, share my opinions and adventures yet I do not have a boss telling me what will make the final cut. I am what I always wanted to be, a writer, I just get to put more of me in the work that I do.
What about you, has your carreer changed from childhood?