How Blogging Led to My Dream Job
I have always loved fashion, every aspect of it. I studied at the London College of Fashion and have worked in the industry for over 10 years in various capacities including a model, stylist and buyer. I never thought I would end up in sales?? Well that’s exactly what happened when I came to live in Australia.
Recruitment was on the list for sponsorship and I desperately wanted to live here so I started a new career and hated it. I lost my way for a while there. My love for Australia clouded my judgement and I was really unhappy. I reached the point of wondering was it all worth it and I was considering going back to London when I met my husband. He encouraged me to quit recruitment. I worked in different industries for awhile, real estate and media sales but it wasn’t me.
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After the birth of my son I realised that I wanted to do something that made me happy. Something that would give me freedom so I could spend as much time with my son as possible. I knew I couldn’t go back to working in an office and I was lucky enough to have a husband who supported my choice. A friend of mine suggested blogging. I’d never heard of it? I wasn’t on Facebook and had no concept of social media. After doing some research I thought why not? I never thought anyone would read it!
Being a stay at home mum can be very isolating, blogging and social media gave me an outlet. I’d always loved to write and blogging unearthed my creative flow and my passion for fashion again. Before I knew it I was addicted! Things moved quite quickly after that. I got the hang of social media, started making connections. I used my experience in sales to sell myself – if you know what mean!
A paid job as a Fashion Editor for Latte Life, an Eastern Suburbs newspaper followed. I had no experience but they were patient and I picked it up quickly. I had my own monthly column and I also worked as a Fashion Editor for a website called Leaders in Heels to gain experience. I had lots of queries from readers about styling and I had a light-bulb moment. Why not get back into styling and presenting, start my own business, work my own hours.
So that’s where I am now! I have clients and my database is growing. I love being my own boss most of all. I can choose what works for me and still spend time with my son. That’s my dream job! It’s great to be back doing something I love and I also consider blogging as my job now too!
Having a baby completely changed my mindset, I just wasn’t the same anymore. I didn’t want the stress of a sales environment. I had to do what felt right for me, what made me happy. My family also benefit from my inner fulfilment. Blogging was the best thing I ever did. It awakened something in me that had been dead for years. Passion for my job.
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Do you blog? How has it changed your life?