Since we last spoke, a number of things have happened so make yourself a coffee, pull up a chair and let me update you.
Firstly, I got a new job…
…. Well two new jobs actually. Leaving the agency was definitely with mixed feelings. I loved that place so much and still do but it was time to move onto the next thing. I am SO freaking excited to be working with formidable Holly Tattersall (don’t know who she is? Have a Google!) on both her businesses, Digital Talent Co. and Women in Digital.
So what am I doing?
At Women in Digital, I am the Community Manager. In a nutshell, my job is to engage and grow the community of career-driven, smart, tech-savvy women. What a dream right?
Then over at Digital Talent Co., a recruitment agency in Brisbane, I get to work with innovative companies to find the best digital marketing humans to take their business to the next level.
My days are literally spent meeting and connecting with the most incredibly talented and generous people and they all play a large part in me feeling re-energised and back in the flow of things.
Secondly, I went on a roadtrip through NSW with my family
My birthday (and my Nanny’s birthday) is in early August. This year to celebrate, my mum, brother and I jumped in the car and drove down to Leeton, my Nanny’s home town. I freaking loved Leeton, we saw the house my Nanny grew up in, the school she went to and even went to the movie theatre she used to go to. It was really special ‘retracing her footsteps’ when she was a child, especially that she isn’t here with us anymore.
We took our time driving down and went from town to town. It was great to spend a whole lot of uninterrupted time with my mum and brother.
I also took the holiday as a good time to disconnect. I deleted all social media apps for the 10 days and left my laptop at home. Just me, my camera, my family and the wide open roads.
Many many MANY hours of my childhood was spent driving through regional and rural NSW and it was great to get back out there. I definitely recommend anyone that is based in Australia to do a similar trip as it is a very different life to city-living and it also connects us to the drought and hardship rural towns are currently facing.
Thirdly, I thought I fractured my foot
Not really news but my poor ol’ right foot has taken up an incredible amount of my brainspace. X-rays ruled at any break or fracture so who knows what happened but it has been 4 weeks of pain. I feel like we are slowly on the mend and being able to walk from Point A to Point B without any pain is a surprisingly freeing feeling 😂
Fourthly (and yes that is a word, I checked), my groove is back!
To be honest, I haven’t really been keeping on top of my mental health. I ran out of my antidepressants twice and haven’t been seeing my psychologist which is silly! Being hypervigilant with those two things would have made this period of change a far smoother transition and I take full responsibility for that. But we are out the other side and I am feeling f***ing AMAZING!
This week is the first week that I have really started to feel super energised and wanting to take on the world. I am loving work and can’t get enough of it. I am finally getting back in the swing of things with The Chronicles of Carly AND I even have had a killer business idea that I want to chip away on and see if it goes anywhere.
I don’t know how long this will last for but I am bloody happy to have my groove back.
As always, thanks so much for reading,