Today marks the first birthday of this blog – and something I am proud of since many blogs do not make it past the first 6 months. I also haven’t blogged nearly as often as I would have wanted or expected too. As many of you know for the last year I have been juggling full time university, a part time job, an internship and freelance work – which has been perhaps a little bit ambitious. This seems however as good a time as any to give you an update on the year ahead and the reason for my absence lately.
As of last Monday the 4th April I no longer work for anyone else other than myself. I have been fortunate enough to now have enough freelance work to warrant leaving my employment and I believe this also gives me an opportunity to experience working in a company better suited to my interests in digital media. This is good news also because working from home gives me an opportunity to blog more, something I really enjoy doing.
I am now also in my second year of university and although the work load sometimes seems enormous and I often find myself biting my tongue when a lecturer manages to say with a straight face “If you don’t know this, you will never work in Marketing” – when I have worked in marketing without knowing it quiet successfully – thank you! Overall I can say I am enjoying the experience. For anyone who is working and considering leaving to get their degree like I did – just make sure you realise that instead of working the weekend you will now just spend it studying =)
I am also excited to be completing some interesting electives starting next semester such as cybercultures, cyberlanguages and digital production. Not part of my marketing curriculum I can take them as electives instead of a second major. I think this is one of the main reasons I went to university – I wanted to learn and experience things I knew I wouldn’t ordinarily get. I am not saying I couldn’t learn the content elsewhere but I am hoping that the lecturers and tutors who teach these subjects have a passion and a number of interesting experiences to share.
So to round it up – I hope to blog more in the year ahead. Now I am only doing freelance work I am hoping this will give me more time to concentrate on what I want to do and what I am interested in. If you are looking for a freelancer you can have a look at what I do over at www.louisegriffiths.com