Sportsgirl's new BELIEVE initiative is a refreshing reminder for women to follow their dreams and believe in themselves. The campaign urges women to "go confidently in the direction of your dreams!" and "live your life like you've imagined". Chloe of Social Emissions tagged me to answer a few fun questions about my own journey.
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was always a creative kiddie, with a love of reading, writing, the arts and dressing up. I pored over magazines like Girlfriend and Dolly religiously. Upon flicking through old report cards Mum recently gave me, I was somewhat weirded out to see that my ambitions haven’t changed and I’d listed “magazine editor”, “journalist”, “copywriter” and “PR person” as my career goals in a year eight questionnaire (I’m not sure I even knew what PR was). Mum worked in newspapers when I was growing up, and had a friend who worked in PR, so I think they probably influenced me.
Did you make this dream come true or change your mind?
I got my first taste of the industry while doing work experience at CLEO Magazine in my early teens and enjoying every morsel. Now I’m slowly in the process of attempting to make my dream come true. I’ve gotten my claws on a BA Mass Communication (International Journalism/Public Relations), and will graduate again next June with a BA Journalism (Print and Online Journalism Practice/Public Relations) under my wing. I’ve completed some cool work experience opportunities and met some inspiring people, both of which have motivated me to continue following the two paths I’ve chosen. All elements of the journalism and PR industries still appeal to me, from brainstorming ideas and writing content, through to styling and design.
What is your fave childhood memory?
My childhood was spent in a sleepy coastal town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, mostly with my little sister and a cat called Muffin. Fond memories include: Spending every weekend at the beach, followed by hot chip sandwiches (and sunburn). Paddle pops on hot days. Choreographing dance routines to daggy nineties tunes. Silly crushes. Enid Blyton books and series like The Babysitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High. Road tripping down the Great Ocean Road. Snorkeling. Camping. Bike riding and rollerblading everywhere with a gang of pals. Trying to master surfing and skateboarding. The smell of freshly mowed grass. Sore eyes from long chlorine pool sessions. Watching Home and Away every night and sugar highs at slumber parties.
The biggest dream you have right now?
Ideally, I’d love to end up working within a team of creative folk, producing insightful, interesting content, whether it’s journalism or PR related. I hope to base myself in an inspiring city, preferably with a loved one, a kitten and a veggie garden. A close proximity to the beach would be the icing on the cake. Travel is also an ambition, both in a leisure and career-related context. Lately I’ve been interested in real estate, and I like the idea of putting a deposit on a property when I’m able to. A girl can dream!
Your summer must-have pick from the current Sportsgirl range?
|Senorita dress $149.95, Pop saddle sling bag $29.95, Gabby satin wedge $99.95|
|Colour block satchel $59.95, Saltwater sandals $29.95, Rosie retro dress $89.95|
|Carmen dress $89.95, Geisha wedge $89.95, Pippa medium satchel $49.95, Arrow sunglasses $39.95|
Because one pick isn’t enough.
Now, without further adieu, the bloggers I tag to participate in the initiative are Abbey from Vacant Lake, Bianca and Kellie from Sargasso Sea and Joelyne from The Sydney Girl. Spill!