|Me, ready for my |
22nd birthday celebrations!
I have been very busy these past couple of weeks which is why I have been absent from the social media scene and, as much as I love tweeting and blogging, I really have enjoyed some quiet time away from the computer (when not working!) - but I am so glad to be back!
Work has been pretty hectic lately - my editor was away on her jolly holidays last week so I was on my own in the editorial department. I have been in that position before but this time was different - DEADLINE! Not only did I have a number of features to write, images to source and clients to chase up - I'm sure some of you know exactly how that feels - but I also had to read over mock-ups of the business magazine and adverts and check over press releases so I think it is fair to say I was exhausted! Team that with an unbelievably bad head cold and I'm sure you can begin to imagine how I was feeling! My desk was piling up with more and more work and I felt as if I was never going to meet this deadline, which was very frustrating for me as I really wanted to do well for my editor (and I am a bit of a perfectionist with my work) but luckily I followed my instinct, asked for help when I needed it and eventually, I did meet the deadline! Woohoo! Even though this was a challenging time for me, I did learn a lot about prioritising and what my limits are when it comes to workloads which can only be a good thing. You may have read in one of my previous posts that one of my big resolutions this year is to progress in my career and I think this week will help me in this, but that's all I can say for now...
Speaking of work, my fortnight kicked off with something I did not expect - another magazine had plagiarised my work! I won't go into too many details but a feature I wrote, and was published in November last year, partly appeared in a new local magazine and I was literally shaking with anger when I saw it! I have yet to see how this situation ends...
Despite being quiet recently, I also found that this week I had been named a featured blogger on bloggers.com - very exciting! Because of this I have now acquired new followers so a big hello to you all! Hopefully now my life is a little less hectic I will be able to get back to regular updates - so keep an eye out!
|The girls before sliding |
down the bannisters...
|My new favourite hobby!|
So that is what I have been doing over the past two weeks and even though I was ill and ridiculously busy for the first part, it has been great doing things with friends, furthering my career and finding a hobby which I am most definitely loving! But now I am back I am looking forward to tweeting and blogging with you all again.