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I have a story to tell, but until now I have been afraid to tell it.
Being at BelongCon in Brighton yesterday, watching so many people brave enough to reveal their story, I decided it’s time that I share mine.
As a freelance content marketing specialist and writer I get paid to write brand stories. Every day I write meaningful content about what matters to them and their audience. Yet my own content outputs have been in limbo as I continue to battle with a fear that if I reveal the truth, I won’t ever be able to get a permanent job again.
It’s time to burst that bubble (see what I did there @and_Helene). It’s time to accept that employment just isn’t for me and share my story in the hope that it will inspire others like me.
Have you got to a point in your career where you feel stuck? No matter how much hard work you put in that promotion just isn’t happening and you have forgotten why you wanted it in the first place. Simply put – you have lost your mojo and you would really like to get it back.
This story is fiction, but inspired by a real life experience during a review of Glasvegas at The Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea. This story was also originally published in ALT-MU Magazine as a three part series.
The last 5 years have been rocky but without these people I wouldn’t have been able to take the Y out of that equation and ROCK!
The biggest lesson I have learned in this time is how important it is to surround yourself with people that inspire you.
So, here goes…
“Have you tried turning it off and on again?”
Often the solution to a problem is less complex than we originally perceive it to be. Humour aside, turning your computer off and on again, or signing in and out of your software can solve a multitude of issues. Maybe we should all apply this simplistic approach more often in life.
As I approach my 34th birthday and, only now, feel that I am building strong foundations for a healthy and happy future – I have been doing a lot of thinking about how I got here.
For those of you that don’t know, I also write guest posts for the wonderful Lisa Cherry on her inspirational blog, www.lisacherry.co.uk.
What I love about her blog is that I can really vent about something that inspires me and fully express myself, including my first guest post ‘Content Marketing Demands Change for Creatives‘. You also may have noticed that I have become more open recently, which is very much down to this lady – so thank you Lisa!
Having worked in the recruitment industry at a time when it was still a candidate led market in 2008, I have recently observed some concerning changes in employer attitude that I felt compelled to write about. I have been out of the recruitment industry for over 5 years now and as a mature student I was recently propelled back into the real world to embark on my new career in digital marketing armed with a 2:1 degree in addition to my previous experience in marketing.