Working in the media has always been a dream of mine. For some reason, it’s the only industry that ever really appealed to me. After college, I really didn’t have the discipline to settle straight into a journalism role. Instead, I chose to choose the wild card and take my chances travelling. In the back of my mind though, writing was always the career I wanted and it still is. At this point in time I don’t see that changing. I remember doing a project in Transition year about a career of our choice and I chose to do that on Journalism as well. After certainly taking the long road around I am delighted to say that I couldn’t be happier with how the last few months have gone.
As a writer not everyone will like your writing style, the topics you write about and some will believe you’re writing is below par. I have had people over the years criticise my writing. Some who I think genuinely wanted me to improve, and to all those who’ve given me constructive criticism I am very appreciative. To those who told me certain publications will print anything to try to belittle or discourage me and keep me down I am glad I ignored you.
Over the last few months I have been published on Gloss.ie, Image.ie and in The Gloss Magazine. Speaking predominantly on mental health issues, migraine and well-being, these are areas I feel comfortable writing about particularly when I can draw on my own experiences. I was also asked to speak on the Jennifer Zamparelli Show on 2FM as a result of one the above articles where I spoke about my decision to try medication to manage my anxiety. Following that I also spoke on 96FM on the same topic. Finally, The Gloss, published a piece I wrote on managing migraine in the July/August issue which went out with the Irish Times on July 1st. These are all things I could only have dreamed of happening and to say that it was a whirlwind of a few months would be an understatement. I am thrilled with reaching these goals and I hope I can continue to make my way in a competitive industry.