Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Why my blog motivates me

I'm having one of those moments where I keep thinking: what should I do with my life?! I often get like this if I feel my career isn't going well. At present my job doesn't offer me any training opportunities or promotion. In order to keep staff motivated it is so important that there are goals, things to work towards. If you are working somewhere where it feels like a glass ceiling, then you are naturally going to look elsewhere. This is what has been happening to me. I recently had an interview for a job and was expecting a second interview tomorrow, however the second interviews have been postponed until September. This does not even mean I have a second interview and I am beginning to feel pessimistic about it. 

In the past two years I have probably had about a dozen or so interviews for jobs I really wanted. This is not counting the applications I have made. I have never been successful. The reason I have applied for other jobs is because my current role is so unstable and heavily relies on funding; I have already been made redundant there and then had to reapply for my job. 

I know that I want to work in the arts or to write for a living, however these are both incredible competitive and difficult careers to pursue. I am lucky enough to already work in the arts, but even though I am fully qualified and have the experience I am yet to find another job in the arts. The problem with the arts is that it is so underfunded and your salary expectations have to be low. This makes me then think, how am I ever going to move forward in my life with buying a house or being able to afford children. Maybe I should focus on a new career? I thought for a while about teaching but then I became really sad about the idea of not being absorbed in the art world. When I really think about it I feel I have no choice but to stay in the art world, although this is harder than it looks!

I really want to progress this blog and to make it better, to improve the content, my writing style and in time, the design of the blog. When I look on Google analytics I can see there are roughly 200 people reading my blog each month, which makes me so happy. Whenever I get down about things I look at my blog and it reminds me that I can succeed by myself and it will always offer me opportunities to progress. I can always improve things about my blog and I don't need to wait for someone to tell me it's good enough to move onto the next stage. I am in control of it and how far I want to take it and this excites me, and I hope you will continue to stay with me on this journey! I am excited about what the future holds for Brown Paper Roses  and hopefully one day I can start to earn a living from it. Until then, I hope to keep producing enjoyable content. Thank you for reading this!


  1. This post completely sums up why I love blogging, it helps me to move forward when I feel stuck and reminds me about the good thinks in my life. x

    1. So glad you can relate to it. I completely agree - it is such a positive hobby for me. Wish it could be my full time job! x

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