My Tumblr turned one today.
Slowly Tumblr has taken over to be my main blog space, I love the creativeness of some of the Tumblrs I follow, indeed I’ve become addicted to the less mainstream spaces this year. Tumblr, Reddit, Instagram (though that doesn’t really count as non mainstream anymore) and SnapChat.
I really need to blog more often but if time is gold, then I am a poor man.
That said, it has been a fascinating year for me. Both professionally and personally.
In the time I have had this blog I left a job I loves and had a strong team around me At the BHF for a role at Tottenham Hotspur. A place I always wanted to be a part of from childhood and back to the industry I first worked in But a place that could not give me the professional platform that I wanted.
I learnt a great deal from the experience. Not always positive. But it built my character and resilience, as well as different, less practical skills; like having difficult conversations, how to argue and how to influence. Not always winning…
I have moved to one of the biggest brands in the world. One that even Andrea Pirlo says is the best invention in the world, which should be good enough for everyone in itself. A place that wants to be the best at a great time of newness and change.
I feel at home there and have an incredibly big job ahead of me. I cannot wait.
In my personal life I’ve had ups and downs, which sounds melodramatic, I really have nothing to complain about, I try never to - publicly anyway.. I have my parents, friends and health.
Those who know me well, know the rest. Again I’ve learnt a lot about myself which isn’t easy, I’ve accepted things about myself. I just need to implement that understanding and awareness a bit more.
And so my first year on Tumblr is over. Who knows where I’ll be blogging, or just being, next year.
But I’m sure I’ll learn a fair bit.