If I had to describe myself in one word I would say ridiculous.
If you ask my friends to describe me I am sure they have their own take on it.
I’ve been called deranged and unhinged, and actually, I find that rather endearing.
Others find me creative, loving, fun to be around and idealistic.
My sister thinks I’m Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory and my parents think I’m a geek who doesn’t get off his computer.
It’s all a rich tapestry and I’m sure a psychiatrist would have a field day with me.
By way of Carl Jung and Isabel Myers’ personality profile I am classified as an INFP.
Mary McGuiness describes my personality type in her book “You’ve got personality” as someone who:
“Values people and their development above everything else and they attach meaning to life’s events. They strive to make a real difference in people’s lives and believe anything is possible.”
I believe I live up to my profile that Mary described in every sense of the word.
I’m a dreamer. I like to immerse myself in creativity and I’m a very sensitive person always trying to interpret feeling and meaning.
My career path and education have been eclectic to say the least.
After finishing school I went on to study communication and journalism. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the course material and had the opportunity to work in the field for a short period of time, I came to the realisation very quickly that it wasn’t for me.
While I was studying I worked in customer service for a very well known retail organisation. I caught the retail ‘bug’ and ended up staying there for 10 years progressing into a variety of management roles from administrative to operations, sales and finally into a HR role. After 10 years I decided that it was enough. A lot had changed along the way and the work environment became toxic. The new management team were unpleasant and really started to suck the life out of me. It was no longer enjoyable to come into work. Writing about my 10 years in retail is a separate blog in itself!
After a few months of time to reflect and rid myself of the negative energy I went on to explore the world of entertainment. I became a club promoter. Music was always a huge part of my life and the opportunity to have fun, meet new people while having the autonomy to create new events, have creative direction and discover new talent felt amazing. The term ‘jack of all trades’ springs to mind here. I had the opportunity to develop and utilise a bunch of skills that I had acquired through my journey throughout the years. From marketing activities to in-house I.T support and the occasional doggy daycare duties there was no leaf unturned. Again I could write an entire blog post on my adventures there!
After 3 years I decided it was time to move on. I had the time of my life and met friends for life there however I had grown out of that scene and my passion was no longer there. A lot of things happened while I was there that made me realise it was never going to be a full time career.
Shortly after I went back to what I was good at, and that is, proper I.T support. I now work for a large corporation that spans the globe and specialises in Defence, Technology, Security and Space systems. As exciting as it sounds I haven’t been to the moon but I am comfortable where I am and I thoroughly enjoy my work.
I suppose you are wondering where the online marketing stint comes into it? Well its something that I have always been into but I’ve only really taken it seriously over the last 4 years.
People often ask me why I don’t quit my full time job and just do online marketing full time. It’s a good question. The way I see it is that I am comfortable where I am. I have outsourced so much of what I do online but I still love working full time. I suppose in the next few years that may change. I may ‘bite the bullet’ so to speak and really buckle down to achieve my long term dream, and that is, to travel for the rest of my life.
I never expected my about us page to get this long and to be totally honest there is so much more missing from here but I guess I will cover it in personal blog posts if time permits.