Something incredible happened to me on Wednesday and I can still hardly believe it…
Last week I found myself, funnily enough, exactly where I am right now…travelling back and fourth from London to Coventry and what better way to make use of my time than to write my blog posts on these long journeys. So I wanted to dedicate this post to some self reflection in order to fully appreciate the current position I find myself in.
In my previous post I explained how I have been interning at Studio 104, a London based luxury designer who specialise in creating the most beautiful uniforms. A role I landed because Jane Porter (the Managing Director) enjoyed the essence of my blog. Last week, I was presented with an opportune moment to use content written on my blog when I got a call from Lesley, E-commerce Manager for Sophia Webster.
Honestly, my heart was in my throat. I had never been so caught off guard before. After the initial shock I managed to pull it together, mustering up the composure to continue with the phone call. It was in fact an invitation for an interview, which I attended on Wednesday. I dressed my best and wore some clean classy heels and strutted my stuff over to #SWHQ. I put my best foot forward and ended up having a fantastic time at the interview. (I know it sounds ridiculous but I really enjoy interviews and the whole experience)
After that, I had the pleasure of meeting the talented Sophia herself. I was very starstruck and hope I didn’t stumble over my words too much. I was under the impression that I would only meet Lesley and other members of the team. However it was great to meet both Sophia and her husband Bobbi. After returning to the office half an hour later I received a follow up phone call offering me the internship and asking if I can start next week!
INCREDIBLE!!! Although I was faced with the unfortunate decision to choose between two amazing companies, Jane was completely understanding and encouraged me to take the position, for that I will be forever grateful to her. It’s not often you have a caring and understanding boss and she’s is both of these things and much much more. So next week I will officially be interning for Sophia Webster! I was asked to write an article to bring to the interview to show my writing capability and by having an existing blog I had many articles to choose from just at the tip of my fingers.
When I started blogging I never thought it would help get me to the places I am today. Blogging has really become a skill in itself and to all of the bloggers out there that are successful enough to sustain themselves on blogging alone, I salute you. Although I am still in my early days of blogging, I am so proud of how much it has already brought me, such as; job opportunities, experience, confidence and genuine enjoyment. I think using it to your own benefit whether it be personal, business related, a hobby or whatever you choose to use it for, is a very personal way of connecting with fellow readers. For me, it is clear that adopting blogging has proven to be beneficial and definitely a desirable asset.
So here is a little personal message from me to all those who are working hard to be where they want to be…
Stay humble, work hard and remember that the tired mornings and long nights are worth it. Take risks and if it makes you uncomfortable then go with it. Life exists outside of your comfort zone. Be a good person, people like likeable people. Be honest and original, authenticity is hard to come by. I have not even began my journey and I know this is the very beginning for me, but I am pleased that blogging and hard work has contributed to getting me where I am thus far.
No matter how long it takes you to get there, you will eventually get exactly where you belong. Just keep trying.
Until my next journey home. Ri xo