‘I don’t live to work, I work to live.’
A career in journalism is something I’ve always wanted but despite it’s demanding nature, I swore it would never consume my life…. I surprised even myself then when I decided to pick up everything and move over 1500kms away for a job at a rural newspaper.
Yeah, it’s a big move just for a job. But I don’t regret it at all. My job now takes up a LOT of my time but I wouldn’t have my life any other way. I’ve never done anything this drastic and you know what? It feels great that I have taken this chance while it was offered. Not only am I gaining some great journalism experience that can only benefit my career but I’m also gaining some great life experience! I’m trying new things I never thought I would and I’ve met some amazingly friendly and unique people I never new existed.
Many people at home now think my job is my life; little do they realise I have moved for a job and gained a completely new perspective on life.