It’s a new a month which means new opportunities, new blessings and new blog posts (hopefully lol). I truly started this blog with the best of intentions and I have several unfinished posts sat in my drafts… but we’ll save those for a rainy day.
Since my first and only blog post I’ve been invited on national radio, worked on the Royal Wedding and turned 22. I don’t do things by halves really do I?
In April, I was invited onto BBC Radio London by Jason Rosam the director of the radio station I volunteer at. The show was all about celebrating positive youth culture in London and I reviewed the day’s news with Kai Chappell. We spoke about making positive choices, the problems facing young Londoners and what could be done to help them.
I also got to do a couple of days of work experience at the CBC News London bureau – which was another great experience. (Thanks to Margaret Evans if you’re reading this!) Their journalism is different, it’s the content I want to read/watch/make, it’s refreshing – take a look at it if you haven’t already.
Shortly after all of that excitement, I got invited to work with CNN as a News Runner during their Royal Wedding coverage. What a bloody moment in time and my career?! I still can’t quite believe it happened but like I said previously, I don’t half-ass anything in my life. Everything about the experience was special and so valuable. It was everything you’d expect it to be… long hours, running around between the sets, walking Anderson Cooper to his hotel… and I wouldn’t change a single thing. The team I worked with were incredible and our news coverage was one of the highest rated in the world on the Friday and Saturday of the wedding weekend. There were 69 million people watching across all the CNN platforms. (Fun fact: This is larger than the entire UK population!)
I also got to bring two of my friends on to set to help out for a couple of days and that was such a special moment for me. I’m all about team bring people in – there’s room for all of us to thrive TOGETHER. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing people succeed, especially when you can help them out on their way!
A few days after the wedding I turned 22 and on my birthday Lauryn Hill (my fave singer) announced her UK tour dates. So, of course, I got tickets as a gift to me from me. To celebrate my birthday this year I went to mini golf with some of my favourite people. The ones who don’t change through the chaos of life and I’m so grateful for them.
It’s been a whirlwind of a year so far and I know it’s only going to get better.
My advice to you? Reset, shift perspective, stay grateful and flourish boo because I believe in you. 🚀
(Header image credit goes to my pal Soph!)