Something a bit fun and different today!
Gorgeous Carmen from The Chronicles of Her tagged me to take part in the new summer blogger initiative ‘Believe’. There’s more information on the Sportsgirl blog but basically, I was asked to give you a bit of an insight into my dreams by answering the questions below:
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A magazine editor – a dream that never wavered (except for about a year when I was 7 and told anyone who’d listen that I wanted to be an artist) until I started my Bachelor of Communications at Uni.
Did you make this dream come true or did you change your mind?
I (thankfully) did a triple major at Uni, covering off Public Relations, Marketing and Journalism, and a couple of months into my degree I started to feel like a career in PR was more in line with where I wanted to be. My passion for the hard slog of news journalism had started to wane in Year 12 when I did work experience at the local newspaper and although I still loved to write, the focus on negativity and ‘the bad guy’ felt at odds with the eternal optimist in me.
After a bit of a detour as a watch designer – a job I adored, that allowed me to travel the world – I found myself back in PR three and a half years ago and I’ve now evolved that role to include Digital Communications. The way of the future, baby!
I guess my dream of working in magazines didn’t get completely discarded however (despite showing up in a different form) as I now create and curate content here on In Spaces Between by night (and morning, and weekend) which thrills me to bits.
What is your fave childhood memory?
Growing up, my cousins lived in rural Western Victoria on a huge property that backed onto a river and waterfall. My favourite childhood memories are of my younger brothers, cousins and I chasing sheep on quad bikes and PeeWee 50 motorbikes, zooming down the river in old tyre tubes, yabbie pumping in the rock pools, and trudging back into the house exhausted in the early evening to devour a huge meal before bed. It was pure, unadulterated bliss. That place was like a countrified Disneyland and I’ll always have the fondest memories of our family holidays there.
The biggest dream you have right now?
I’ve got an army of big dreams, but the one that speaks to me most is my dream to write books that combine breathtaking imagery with inspiring words on living a beautiful life. I want to light a fire in the readers’ soul, make them feel electric and guide them as they bring their own extreme dreams to fruition!
I also want to continue whipping up wise words and connecting with the bright sparks and inspiration-seekers that make up the In Spaces Between community (yes, that’s YOU!)
Your summer must-have pick from the current Sportsgirl range?
The new range is stunning, but I’ve got a particular crush on the accessories. I love a good splash of colour!
I’ve already purchased the Liz Pop Sling in Tan and Melon (the perfect size clutch, in my opinion) and I think the Gabin Satin wedges would look hot teamed with the Lila Drape Pants and the gorgeous silver tribal necklace.
The idea is that I now have to tag three more lovely bloggers to answer the questions above so I’m nominating Claire and Jas from Sweet Lime and Spiced Tea (which counts as two!) and Ally from Unknown Pleasures/ Who Killed Bambi.