Happy Friday everyone! TGIF, time for weekend fun!
I’ve been inspired to write a blog just because I have left my employee status to be a self-employed entrepreneur (full time bum) and therefore need something to do with my time other than walk our gorgeous little puppy Jenson. Cue cute picture…
For a second of seriousness, I’m actually going to be writing a bit about my journey to (hopefully) have better money and also a bit about my learnings and interests in nutrition, fitness and general health stuff just because I think it sounds like an entertaining and on-trend thing to write about. Who said work can’t be fun? So, here is my first post on why the hell I’m here and who on earth I am.
My name is Amy, I’m 28 from Hertfordshire and I’m an alcoholic… I’m not really, even though my Dad thinks I am because I go out and socialise on the (fairly) often occasion. Anyway, frankly I got bored and frustrated with the 9-5 routine job, where I was always told what to do. Anyone that knows me, my Mum and boyfriend or basically anyone in my family, will be able to vouch for the fact I will do the complete opposite when it comes to someone telling me how I should be doing something. Which was actually quite annoying when I was encouraged to start my own business. Or maybe that was because they were hoping I would stick to my job #awks #sorrynotsorry #toolatenow…
So, while at school I was always pretty creative. I loved art and my art teachers. They were the best. They always pushed me to think outside of the box and if that is literally the motto I live my life by now. My Dad’s favourite quote when teaching me to colour was (is) ‘don’t go over the edge’…he is a safe little soul and has many jokes as I’m sure you can all understand; are terrible. One day I will write a book for him. Just for all the other dads out there who feel the need to be (not) funny but don’t know how.
Out of school I went to The London College of Fashion which I loved, although definitely didn’t get the uni experience I was hoping for. It was hard work. Even my friend who did law at Oxford had more nights out. Ridiculous. One good thing though, I have some best friends for life!
After uni, I did 8 months working in fashion and hated it. It was like slave labour; earning literally no money (£30 a day) and working horrendous hours. I would work from 8am – 7pm and then go straight to a bar and work until 2am just to earn my keep. And that’s when I went into marketing in finance. I got an internship for £18k a year #winningatlife! Since then I’ve stayed in corporate marketing working my way up the corporate ladder and understanding how politics truly works! …Until now, that I am starting up my own health and wellness coaching business and marketing consultancy business. So that is my working life in a nutshell before I bore you all to tears. (Dad – feel free to not use this for my father of the bride speech, when I’m 50…)
Overall, I have loved what I did in my previous roles and I have honestly met the best people in the world doing them, but it was time I challenged myself and started what I always dreamed of doing – getting ‘The Houses of Amy’ (when I was little I dreamt that the Houses of Parliament would be renamed after me and that would be where I lived.) Reach for the moon and if you miss, you’ll fall among the stars and all that.
Thanks for reading – see you next time!