Michelle Tempest / 20-something / Perth, Australia
I could start by saying that I enjoy writing but given that you’re reading my blog, that’s probably no surprise. I have, however, been enjoying writing since I was roughly 5 years old when I was really good at journal entry time and my answer to the often asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” wasn’t a princess or a fairy, but a writer (a really famous rich one, obviously).
Since then I graduated with a degree in journalism, discovering that I do not want to write hard news (too many limitations!) and left unsure about exactly what it is I do want to do.
I’ve got some great people in my life, I’ve been given every opportunity growing up and all of my problems are first world problems. That doesn’t stop me complaining and writing about them though – I just hope to do so with a little perspective.
I’ve just left a job at an advertising agency and started part time in a marketing role. With my now 5 day weekends I plan to revitalise, reassess and redirect myself down a path I’ve actually chosen, rather than one I stumbled upon.
I’m not sure where I’ll be in 5 years time. Hell, I don’t even have a 1 year plan at the moment. What I do know is that I’ve got a lot of potential and I’m working up my drive and self belief. They say it’s not Monday’s that suck – it’s your job so I’m determined to do something that makes me happy to wake up after the weekend.