If you’re trying to become a ‘proper adult’, we’ve already got something in common. I’m Georgie, and welcome to my small corner on the internet. It’s a pretty awesome place to be, so welcome to the club! 😎
I first set up this blog a few years back to share my opinions on a range of different topics – from pop culture to my time in education and in the workplace. There was a lot to cover.
Now I’m back with a whole new perspective on life and a greater idea of what I want my blog to be. Luckily for you, you’re invited on the journey. But before we get into all of that good stuff, here’s a little insight into my life so far… 😬
GROWING UP 🏡
Let’s set the scene. If you didn’t know already, I’m from the best city on the planet: Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This is the birthplace of Greggs, need I say more?
I had a pretty good childhood growing up, surrounded by the best kind of people which definitely made me into the man (oh he’s confident 😂) I am today. Although admittedly, I’m still a working progress. I still need to learn the simple things in life: how to cook, do laundry, and… you get the picture!
Looking past that embarrassing confession, and despite what you may think, I actually went camping a lot when I was younger. Scouts honour! This means I can totally survive in the wild all alone. I have, evidence?
When I wasn’t pitching up tents and swimming in dirty rivers, I was in a boy band with no name. We only performed once, at the Talent Show, but it was lifechanging. For the audience.
We sang our hearts out to Eye of the Tiger from Rocky III, despite none of us being old enough to actually watch the movie. We were the bad lads and rehearsed for days. EVERYTHING went into that gig.
This makes me sound super old, but I’m not too young to talk about the cool stuff I’ve achieved already. I’ve always loved working, and I was that kid who saved every single penny.
My first little job was glass collecting at a local pub. £10 for a couple of hours of work was an absolute dream back then. When I turned 16, I wanted an extra couple of quid and started working at a construction company. I was there one week (maybe four days 😂) and that was enough. This genuinely put me off manual work for life. No word of a lie.
Before I started college to do my Level 3 in Creative Media Production, I did a three-month placement at a national film academy and LOVED it. This was my first ‘proper job’ and gave me valuable insight into what work-life would be like. I reckon I adapted pretty well.
After this, I then bagged a part-time job at a fireplace shop while studying at college. I spent over two years in a customer-facing role and have some INTERESTING stories that might make a good blog post.
While working at the fireplace shop, I also started a Level 3 Digital Marketing apprenticeship at a pretty big company and learned so much about the industry. I spent most of my time as a copywriter and produced some killer content for a range of different clients. I’ve 100% made friends for life at this place too. I spent two years here and it definitely sparked my passion for the marketing industry.
From September to December, I volunteered in Zambia on the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme with VSO. This experience genuinely changed my life in the best ways possible and I can’t wait to share the journey with you. You’re in for one hell of a ride!
I’ve started writing some blog posts on the process I went through of volunteering overseas. If this is something you’re interested in doing one day, I’d definitely recommend checking them out. Not only that, research on other websites too as it’s super important to have a proper understanding.
TODAY IS WHERE MY BOOK BEGINS… 📖
In the words of Natasha Bedingfield, the rest is still unwritten. I don’t know if you can tell, but I’m a sucker for nostalgia and cheesy noughties hits. But in all seriousness, who knows where I’ll end up next?
I’m still navigating life in my 20s and have a lot of time to figure things out. From such a young age, we’ve been forced to believe that we need a long-term plan. FYI, we don’t. Do what’s best for you.
MY NEXT CHAPTER? 🤔
In the midst of COVID-19, this is a weird one to answer. Almost everyone’s plans have gone into standstill mode. While the future at the minute looks a little bit foggy, I’ve started working at another marketing agency and looking forward to see where that journey takes me!