So, today, January 6th 2016 marks the two year anniversary of my first magazine article being published. The article was for the Liverpool based magazine, Lifestyle which was a feature on the Radio City Live concert, featuring Conor Maynard, The Luminites, Jason Derulo, The Vamps and Rebecca Ferguson.
Five years ago, I was studying for my GCSE’s and I remember my Media Studies teacher telling me I wouldn’t succeed. Now, for a fifteen year old with a few months left of high school – you can imagine how much this knocked my confidence. However, I had a teacher who kept telling me how well I will do when I leave school.
At sixth-form, my Media Studies teacher basically “mentored” me and gave me advice on how to get to where I want to be which to me, was priceless. I really respected the advice she gave me.
The following year, I started University and got speaking to the editor of the magazine Lifestyle, as I already had tickets for the Radio City Live event, she asked me if I could run a feature on it – which I wasn’t going to say no to, I mean, would you?! Whilst at the magazine, I also interviewed Camryn, who you probably remember as the support act on One Direction’s Take Me Home Tour – which was an incredible opportunity for me.
Over the past two years, I have interviewed some incredible artists, photographed many artists, worked for Maximum Pop! and had my work published in America – I mean, that doesn’t happen every day, right?!
Most recently, I began working for Booked Magazine which I was over the moon about, I think I rang my Nan buzzing about it!
To this day, I still feel so privileged to be doing something I have always dreamed about and love doing. I love filming videos for my YouTube channel, interviewing artists, photographing gigs and writing – something which I will always love.
I cannot thank each and every one of you for your support over the past two years, if you’ve ever clicked on my blog or YouTube – thank you, if you’ve ever posted my pictures – thank you, if you’ve ever retweeted my work – thank you.
I honestly cannot begin to explain how much the support means. Now, I know it sounds ridiculous for me to be saying this because I’m not a “celebrity” – but for those people that constantly support what I do, I cannot express how grateful I am.
The past two years have been an incredible journey, here’s to the next two years.