Chance And Courage

Chance ©

Everything goes through a cycle of life; relationships, humans and jobs.
And a natural stage of the cycle of life is the end.

If you’re a regular reader of Toothbrush Travels you may remember that in this post I mentioned that I handed in my resignation at work, and on the 26th of February I walked out of that office for the last time.
It was a pretty emotional day.
Not just because I walked into the office to find my colleagues had covered my desk with banners, balloons, presents and cards, and saying goodbye to people that lovely is always difficult, but because I walked into work that day knowing it was my last day and that I didn’t have another job lined up.
I know, I know how financially frivolous and not very grown-up of me.
It was a decision I was comfortable in making, and one that paid off in the end (luckily!) because it wasn’t only the end of one part of my life…
It was the beginning of my next.

For you see on Friday the 26th of February I was offered my very first job in Marketing.
I’ve done Digital Marketing, Social Media Management and Copywriting previously but those roles were for various companies.
This is the first time I’ll get to combine all of those things for one company.
This is the first time I haven’t been faced with a:
“I’m sorry but you’re only 24 years old and we’re looking for someone with 50-100 years of experience**”
**slight exaggeration for storytelling purposes but pretty much accurate.

This is a job that I have been chasing after for the past two years of my life.
And I finally fucking did it.

There aren’t enough words to describe how happy I am right now.
I mean you can see that I’ve spoken about my struggle in the past (here and here) but now I can look back and know that it was worth it. The rejections and the studying and the late nights spent reading gazillions of articles and helping out friends and family for free just so I could put what I had learnt into practice.
It was hard and dispiriting but now I can say that it was all worth it.


I’ll tell you more about the company in which I’ll be working for at a later date because it’s a new business acquisition and there’s a lot of things I want to change before I start promoting it, but it’s for a food company whose business model contributes to helping an African charity and I’m pretty chuffin’ stoked to be joining their journey.

So if you’re reading this and you’re currently struggling your way though achieving your ambitions, keep going.
Don’t give up, because you never know how close you are to achieving it.