For someone growing up in the era of social media and digital content, it’s funny to say that this is the first blog post I’ve ever done. It’s something I have wanted to do for a while – so here goes!
May was a special month for me this year; not only was it my birthday, it also meant it was time for me to officially finish with University. At 4pm, May 12th when the pen left the paper, I was officially no longer a student; a status I’ve been happily living with for the past few years.
So now that one of the most important (so far) periods of my life is coming to an end, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on the path that took me to where I am today. Taking a step back, when you look at how you get from A to B, it’s always a bit bewildering to imagine the series of events which can take you there. My first job was in a cheese shop, my degree was in Computer Games Development and now I’m starting as a Business Consultant – some unique stepping stones.
The journey one can take to get from a single job to another is often a fascinating one. When sharing my own experiences and even speaking to others it always sounds like a result of a Butterfly Effect – with one action at some point in their life having a direct impact on attaining their new role. Whether it be from taking an interest in website development for a Cheese Shop to being the only one who rolled their sleeves up and tried to master a certain application. The point being – when we stop taking an interest in trying to learn something new, we could potentially be creating a detrimental impact for ourselves later on in life.
So when I stop to think about it – to grow, share unique knowledge, understanding and experience with others, isn’t that essentially what someone is brought in to a role to do?
It’s something that I’m now looking forward to do more than ever with the team here at Curium and look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience gained so far with everyone in the team. But now with university out of the way it doesn’t mean that the learning has to stop – with a great team of people to learn from I’m sure I’m on the verge of another pivotal few years to look back on in the future.
Now that I’m no longer a student, it’s time to take a deep breath, suit up and walk in to the world of work; with Curium being the company that I’m now working with, that’s quite the transition, wouldn’t you agree?