Thursday, 21 November 2013

Needing a challenge

When I was at University I studied for a Management degree, I enjoyed the subject and its practical applications.  But as busy mum of two boys (who I am desperately trying to tame!) I sometimes feel like I could stretch myself further academically, instead of refereeing fights, monitoring sweets intake and time spent on computer games!  Being a mum is rewarding at times, but by and large it is a bit of a battle for supremacy, generally I lose.

I have juggled various part time jobs over the years to make do but nothing very challenging.  I would love to apply the knowledge I learnt to real situations.  I especially enjoyed the advertising component of my degree, the dryer subjects like economics and accounting and finance I did not enjoy quite as much!  I liked the flair and creativity behind coming up with advertising campaigns and supporting new brands as they launch.

Social media has come on leaps and bounds since I was at university.  I feel a little sad we did not have facebook back then, at the very least I would have kept in touch with more friends from my time there.  I also think I should have started a blog back then to document the pre kids life! I do remember fondly my days at Lancaster University but sadly now they seem a distant memory of a far off past!

Perhaps one day I will return to a job in business, seeing the likes of what a media agency can offer I am sure I could slot into a position at one of those places quite happily.  Having run my blog successfully for two years and developing my own social media pages I think I could look at building brand awareness for other companies.  At the very least it’s nice to have some long-term goals, even if they do not pan out I like the possibility that they might!

1 comment:

  1. I totally understand how you feel here. It's funny because i'm looking at if from the other side. I had a career in advertising and social media and after having my second son decided to start blogging to see what it was like on the other side of the fence.
    I totally think your skills could/would be useful to many companies as you would have a fresh perspective to offer x