Hello and happy Monday everyone! I’m excited to be back at home for the foreseeable few weeks and months now as I really try and figure out what’s next for me.
As I’m sure you are aware, I’ve recently moved home from New York. Recently being six weeks ago – which feels absolutely crazy to me! When I quit my job and was in the process of moving back to Ireland in September, I can’t tell you how optimistic I was about what was ahead of me. I was literally giddy! I would be lying if I said I felt the exact same way now a couple of weeks on. But that being said, I’m definitely still extremely optimistic and excited. And most of all, I don’t regret my decision to come home even for one second. In fact, coming home has confirmed that this was 100% the right decision for me.
At the moment I’m feeling a tiny bit apprehensive about what’s next for me. I’m 25 and up until now I’m very fortunate to have the experience that I do behind me. I’ve worked in beauty, fashion, sports nutrition and consumer goods – all under the digital marketing spectrum. That’s so many industries for this stage in my career but I feel as though I’m only realising what I don’t like, as opposed to what I do! It’s an ongoing search I guess, for everyone! I feel like it would be difficult to go straight into applying for jobs on this side of Christmas, because I honestly haven’t a slight notion as to what it is that would make me happy. I’m very lucky in that I came to terms a few weeks back in my own head that this would be the case for me, so panic hasn’t set in just yet. I saved as much as humanly possible over the last year, so that’s giving me a little bit of cushioning during this limbo period. Thank God that saving is something that I really am good at, otherwise this blog post would be a different story! Let me know if you want me to do a YouTube video on my savings tips?!
As of right now, a few things that I’m looking into include part time courses (maybe in nutrition, cookery, or web development & design – a few of my interests), freelance/part-time social media or digital marketing roles (something to keep me busy while I figure out a definite next step), and the last thing I’m seriously considering is something that I genuinely am so excited about but I couldn’t possibly jinx myself so just cross your fingers for me and hopefully I can share that in a couple of months. I hate when people say things like that but to be honest I’ve never done it before because my life is just not very interesting but let’s hope it will be soon, haha!
I feel extremely grateful that I do have my blog and social media channels to keep me busy. My background is in digital marketing and social media so anything that I do on here is always relevant to my career and what I do next. In saying that, keeping busy doesn’t pay the bills! While I do occasionally get paid work through my blog, I’m certainly aware that I’m absolutely tiny in comparison to the other Irish bloggers, so I’m definitely up against it in terms of potential jobs in this small market. I don’t feel deterred though, there’s so much room for everyone and I’m delighted to have gotten to where I am already. Anything else is a bonus! A few things that I’m going to focus on in the coming weeks on the blog is food/recipes, fitness and health and wellness hacks. If there is anything else that you would be interested in seeing, please let me know!
As a parting note… I think that it’s important to mention the one thing New York drilled into me, and it’s definitely what I am most grateful to it for: a diligent work ethic. I’ve also never felt more confident or capable in my abilities and what I can do when I put my mind to it. I have a few avenues at the moment that I’m thinking of going down, and you’ll have to watch this space to see what I get up to! 🙂
Thank you so much for reading this little update,
Photos by the wonderful Bríd O’Donovan