My 30 something life, it’s been an adventure. Well that’s the positive spin I now look at it with. Turning 30 never bothered me, however, 31 was a disaster. Heartbreak and heading home after a night out to watch the last ever episode of SATC to cry with the hope that one day I would have my own Mr Big to save me. (Yeah I know wrong attitude, I don’t need a man to save me but it took me a few more years to figure that one out!)
My next 30 something milestone was the middle years, when I decided I needed a change of direction. After spending my whole working life in radio and becoming a successful producer I was ready to give it up. the early mornings of a breakfast show finally catch up with you and I was feeling the effects of working in an all male environment. I was starting to fall out of love with radio and I felt less and less creative. I knew I needed to go because I didn’t want to turn completely against something that had been a big part of my life since the days of excitement as a teenager when the Radio 1 roadshow was in town.
I turned to my other lifetime passion…. fashion, studied fashion styling and became the oldest intern in town to get some experience behind me. but turns out the grass wasn’t greener after all. The fashion world isn’t the friendliest of places but as well as styling I picked up other production work. The problem was, I started to miss radio. I’m not a person who believes in regrets but I spent a lot of time wondering if I’d made a rash decision when I turned down a radio job to follow this path.
The thing is you can only ever go forward, through the dark times, the tough times and happy times. Eventually it turns out right, you just have to hang on in there. What I have now is a job I never thought I would do but that I love, using everything I’ve learned along the way to pass on to others. Along with that I have a mind full of memories and an array of stories to tell. No my life isn’t 100% sorted, I still have things I want to come into my world but I’m happy and I feel complete within myself.