13 January 2014
Excuse me while I cut off my social life...
It's 9:30pm on a Monday evening and I'm currently battling my way through multiple re-subs and trying to retain all the information I've learnt over the past 7 days. So what Mr Willy Wonka is kindly insinuating (in slightly crude picture form), is that my social life has temporarily been put on hold. But you know what? It's ok, as I'm genuinely having the time of my life. I realise that statement probably makes me sound like a really sad human being though...
Becoming a journalist has never been something I'd thought about until a couple of years ago, when I started writing music reviews for a few online publications. I started writing so that I could go to gigs for free and I soon realised that I actually really enjoyed writing and airing my opinion. So that was where the idea originated, although I never thought I'd take it any further.
When I was recommended the PMA course by someone who now writes for the BBC it suddenly dawned on me that this could be an option for me as well. It's not as expensive as a masters and it's only a two month course, which means that (hopefully) I won't be out of work for too long. Although I can't say the decision for me was easy, by any means. I thought long and hard about my options, as at the time I was worried that I might be making a really big mistake by leaving my secure job in a media agency. However, I knew that I had to take the leap of faith and I'm so glad I did.
I'm going to keep this blog post short and sweet, as in all honesty, I want to go home. But I'd just like to say that if anyone is reading this blog post and wondering if they should take a course like this one, then I'd say just do it. I've been mentally pushed in learning new things over the past week and I'm SO relieved to find that all my worries about making the wrong (or right) decision have been put aside. This is something I love doing and something I will get a job in - positive mental attitude people!
So my advice is, go for it. What have you got to lose? For the sake of a few months of a non existent social life, I think this course is bloody worth it.
Expect more of my life story in other posts to come. Peace out, Amy Gravelle.