For the past year and a half, I have been working harder than I've ever worked before. Back then, I made the decision to rekindle a possibility, long abandoned but forever mourned.
After I graduated, I spent a few weeks and months doing work experience with London journalists: The Independent fashion desk, The Observer style team, Just Seventeen and More. But the lure of the homeland proved too great; I headed back to my beloved Bristol and the boy residing here (both of whom are still my true loves).
My third love - writing- never left me. After a few years of working in film, marketing, web, and the arts, I decided I would try to make a go of a fully fledged freelance writing career. Fast forward 18 months and here I am. I left my job at the art gallery last month, and have been self-employed and writing ever since. Through hard work, some fortuitous contacts, and (I hope) some talent, I am finally doing what I've always wanted to do, and have landed some amazing clients. Come say hello to me over at Mollie Makes, where I'm doing the do with their digital channels. And the book, too.
Phew... So imagine me tap-tap-tapping away in the scene above, slippers on, cuppa on the go. Not lonely (yet). Happy.
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