What did life used to be like?
“I actually started out in professional communications in the not-for-profit space, a youth charity. It was an amazing experience, but I wanted to shift into something where I grow my skills as a writer and photographer, so eventually I resigned. It was a bit scary, and I had no clear road map to my end goal, but I could envision myself writing and doing photography as a full time job. I just couldn’t see a clear path to making that a reality.”
What happened next?
“I booked the Bootcamp as a kind of milestone for myself. Like, ‘after this, I’ll be set and then I’ll have no excuse not to become super successful’.
That might sound crazy, but the Bootcamp seriously lived up to my expectations – it gave me such a clear understanding of what I needed to do and, beyond that, gave me extra drive to conquer bigger and better things than I was even thinking about beforehand! I feel like I went from having no idea how to crack this industry to my understanding being so intrinsic, literally overnight – thanks to you chicks.”
What inspired me was looking at Lauren and Liz and Georgia, seeing what you all were doing, the balance between creating content and using social media to promote themselves as working journalists, hadn’t really seen anything like that before and hadn’t seen any other ways to learn something like that in courses or classes ect.