It's been a while since I've sat down and wrote on here. The summer has been flying by in-fact it's over?? This time last year I was in full on panic mode over my Thesis for my Masters and here I am a year on a few months experience as a Journalist under my belt, I went back working in a Hotel (something I swore I would never do...) and in less than four weeks I am packing up my life and moving to New York City (more on that soon....).
This post is as I have said a million times before my attempt at a fashion-type blog post, once again it's just my comfy/causal/blackclothesoutfit. Shout out to my photographer and bestie Rachel Murray for taking the photos, we had an absolute laugh doing it and she's a gem for helping.
As I mentioned in the above paragraph I went back to work in a hotel as a waitress after spending 8/9 months working as a journalist for the local paper here in Sligo and it is 8/9 months where I learned so much and will value that experience for years to come. Long story short I needed to make more money quickly as I knew I was heading away in September. It was a hard thing to do because I felt like I was quitting my career and what I had worked so hard on in my Masters the previous year. I was watching and still am, all my follow classmates killing it in the Media world - and rightly so they're all amazing Journalist/broadcasters/PR people. I felt like I was 'giving up' but at the end of the day, money was needed and I keep reminding myself you have to make sacrifices to get to where you want to be.
Customers in the hotel constantly ask me 'Oh so what are you doing in college?' 'Are you just working here for the summer?' and it does get to me. I always reply, 'Well I am a Journalist, I did my Masters last year, I'm just working here before I go away'. It frustrates me because what if working in a hotel is my job all the time? which is perfectly fine, but there are plenty of people who have dropped out of college and are having to put a pause of their career like myself just to make more money to get by. They're questions make me want to work even harder.
So what all that being said and done. I know I made the right choice because going to New York is something I have wanted to do and at the time stepping out of the Journalism game was something
that I had to do. This time three weeks I'll be preparing to head stateside and hopefully get some valuable experience in the big bad world of Journalism. Exciting but terrifying times ahead.
But I'll be sure to keep writing just this time with prettier pictures of New York.