This is a post I have been so excited to write for so long, but now the time has finally come, I'm a bit at a loss of how to express what I want to say! I guess I'll start from the beginning...
I'm a super passionate person and I will do whatever I put my heart to. From selling body butters to 60 year old women, to managing social platforms for clients at work, I have given every job my all & my utmost best. But for some reason, for a long time I couldn't seem to, how do I say this... allow myself to become confident enough to really take a leap and fulfil my dreams.
That was until last November. I had a bad time last year (It had got to a point where I was permanently down, crying daily and I think a part of that was because I felt like the online space around me was growing so rapidly and I was still sitting on the fence watching everything fly by, unable to move).
After months and months of being stuck in this negative cycle, I started seriously thinking about where my life was heading and what I wanted to be doing vs. what I was doing, and I decided to step out of my comfort zone and take matters into my hands. I handed my notice in at work - the job I LOVE and adore. This in itself was hard. I cried, my boss got a little teary (I'm the longest standing member of the company) and it was emotional. It was then agreed that I would be signed by the first and the best social talent management company in the world and my dreams really became a reality.
So... after 7 months of finding a replacement for me in my team, it's finally time to announce that from next week I will be a freelance, full time blogger and YouTuber, managed by Gleam Futures. I can not contain my excitement for this next chapter in my life.
I started this blog 5 years ago in my university bedroom, preferring to write about lipsticks rather than going out and partying and never once did I think I would be able to do this as my job. I know it'll be difficult, I know I may struggle to pay my billz & I'll feel bloody lonely some days cooped up in my flat, but I can't express how happy I am to try!
I have so much content that I can't wait to create for you and I really hope you stick around. I wouldn't be able to do this without your support. I really can't put into words how happy you guys have made me.
Thank you all for supporting and reading my ramblings. I truly love you all!
TL;DR: I've quit my job to try my hand at blogging/youtubing full time. Really hope you all stick with me for this journey, your support means the world!