It was only a matter of time until I had to come hurtling back to reality after a stint of travelling through South America. I touched down at Heathrow just a few short weeks ago after swanning around Argentina for six weeks with a backpack like some sort of lost but very happy soul. I became obsessed with job applications on my first day back. This was a full-time job for my first few days back in the UK. Since then, I've managed to secure some promising job interviews, find freelance work and throw myself back into deepest, darkest reality.
I've always been a 'do-er' but even I was shocked to have secured freelance work over the slowest time of the year. Five days before Christmas and just a week after having returned from my travels, a recruiter called to offer me some copywriting work at a well know department store. Phew. I packed a bag for London and off I went - working Christmas eve and New Year's eve - by the way.
Writing product descriptions to strict daily deadlines has been an eye-opening experience. For the past couple of weeks, I've realised just how productive I can be if I just turn the old iPhone off and lock fingers with my keyboard. 60-100 product descriptions a day? Easy. From women's luxury brands to Burberry baby and the latest wireless headphones, I've written compelling (I think) copy for it all. It's been tiring. It's been repetitive. But it's totally worth it. I'm back in London and ready to pursue that elusive 'dream job'. This is just the beginning.