The first time

That anticipation. 

Constant intrigue. 

A new experience. 

Nothing beats the first…….blog post. 

It feels like there is a certain stigma attached to a first blog post. Like it’s supposed to set out every single future idea you have for your blog, and impart your mantra onto the audience. Fitting wise words, I do not have. I’m not even going to attempt set a tone.  Yet. 

Instead I’ve decided to discuss what bought me to this particular moment. Why am I here writing this blog post? 

To be honest, it’s something that I’ve been meaning to do for the last few years, but for some reason I never quite found the right words. I realised recently that you will probably never have the perfect words, and decided that there was no time more perfect than the present. 

A few years ago I decided that I wanted to retrain and completely change the direction of my career. I’ve been lucky enough to have had a successful career in administration for the past 10 years. However, when I realised I wanted to have an assistant of my own rather than be an assistant, I decided that it was probably time to go back to university. And this time I’d get a degree that I would actually use! 

(Spoiler: a degree in Japanese and Theatre and Film Studies probably wasn’t the best choice for me the first time round. Seemed like a good idea at the time…..)

Having worked for two years as the Executive Assistant to a very dedicated Global Head of Communications, I was privy to the inner workings of a successful communications team and it was here that I realised that it was the place to be. A Journalism and Public Relations degree was to be next on the cards for me. 

So it will be onwards and upwards for this kiwi, even though it may seem to you that I am starting at square one again. I prefer to think of it as a sideways step, and sometimes that is all you need. 


2 thoughts on “The first time

  1. Congratulations Tessa on committing words to (invisible) paper! I often think them, but that is usually in the wee small hours, then I fall asleep again never to recall with clarity the most profound thoughts :). The drums tell me you are approaching these shores soon…love to catch up and hear the detail of your studies etc, etc, etc.


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