I guess we all have that moment in life when we think about what we have achieved and what we want to achieve. I’m at this point right now, so keep reading if you want to know what I’m counting on doing with my life!
Kirsty’s Future Life Plans
As you may know I graduated last septembre from the University of Rouen (France) where I got a bachelor’s degree followed by a master’s degree in international commerce, with honours. Naively I thought that all doors were open for me: get a job in marketing if I wanted, change country, continue studying, take a gap year. I just had to choose. Hahahahaha! Little did I know that my plans did not work out at. all.
I had this clear and feasible plan where I would take a “gap year”, volunteering in a primary school, and while doing that find a job in marketing in Manchester, move to Manchester, share a flat with Corinne, blog until I drop and be happy. Well.. Only the volunteering part happened. After being pushed away by so many companies because apparently a master’s degree with honours + 2 years experience in marketing + a rather successful blog is not enough to get an underpaid job as a social media assistant I decided to wipe that plan of the board. Stop running after something that clearly wasn’t for me. I knew finding a job in marketing in the UK wasn’t going to be easy but that last interview in mai where they showed so much enthusiasm and interest in my ideas and person, followed by a “sorry but we want someone with more experience”, just pushed me of the edge. Maybe I should have continued looking, but it was making me so unhappy to keep looking. I could tell what the emails I would get would say. I had enough of people telling me I was basically not capable of something I know I am good at. I’m not saying I am the best on the market, but I think it’s safe to say I know enough about social media to be a social media assistant.
So what now?
Ok, so putting that plan aside is one thing, but what now? Well…! After a month of feeling trapped, crying myself to sleep, and trying to avoid the question I have finally made a decision. I’ve been telling this joke to anyone that has asked “If I have to work, I think I’m going to work with someone that appreciates my work: me, and go free-lance.” Turns out today it’s not so much a joke. I have taken the decision to try and improve the blog and take it as far as we can, and on the side create and run my own brand. Yes you read that well.. I don’t know if I’m super excited or freaking out! But there is one thing that I am sure of: if I don’t do it now, I may regret it. Having my own company and brand is something I’ve always had at the back of my mind since I started uni. So why not? Fingers crossed things go well! See you in a year to see how things have evolved (or not).
Where are you at in your life? Any hard decisions you need to take this year?
Corinne & Kirsty has been nominated in the Twitterati category for the Northern Blog Award. It would mean a lot to us if you could vote for us here.
See you soon, love