With life, you are always rethinking, rethinking and redeveloping your approach to whatever comes your way....
Four months? It feels as if it has been an eternity since I last put together a post on my blog about anything whether if it is Tableau, dataviz or journalism-related. Things have moved so quickly these past few months that my life has been moving around at 1000mph. I must remind myself to slow … Continue reading Always Put Yourself First, Not Last
Throughout my life, I have always been an unconventional and ambitious individual. Being stuck in one direction stifles progression which is why in my five years' working in the media and journalism industries, I have strived to push myself to produce content that pushes me out of my comfort zone physically and mentally. When I first … Continue reading Don’t Dream It’s Over
I could not remember the last time I was up North in Manchester, but it must have been May 2009 that I visited one of the most historical cities in North West England. Although I did have a job interview to attend at BBC Sport down in MediaCity UK, Manchester once again made a lasting impression on me. When I … Continue reading Manchester – 20/11/2017
Rejection, rejection, rejection. We have all been there before when we have been rejected from a job application or a relationship and it can be the worst feeling in the world. Don't despair though, it's all a learning curve as at some point we have been knocked back from something. It's fair to say as … Continue reading You get knocked down, but you get back up again
It has been a very busy couple of weeks since I came back on holiday from Portugal and in that time, I have been continuing to apply for graduate jobs after finishing my degree over a month ago. It would have been very easy for me to settle back in and do nothing after my … Continue reading Quitting is not an option when it comes to graduate job hunting
As the weeks keep ticking down slowly before I finish three years at Birmingham City University of doing a Media degree in May, its given me some reflection right now to think about learning curves. Trying to juggle a 13,000 word dissertation, a 300 hour final year project, updating my online portfolio, applying for jobs … Continue reading Learning curves do not end, but continue your own personal development
For many years, I used to be very closed about the fact that I was on the autistic spectrum. From the age of three, I was diagnosed by a Doctor as having Asperger's Syndrome, which is a mild form of autism, which affects the way I interact and create relationships around me whether that is … Continue reading Asperger’s is not a barrier, it’s who I am
I must be honest with myself after turning 21 last week, I had a bad week, full of overthinking and making silly mistakes and being unsuccessful with The Data School 6 application. It would have been very easy to put two months of Tableau learning aside and forget about it, but its made me more … Continue reading Learning through doing – Picking yourself back up in Tableau
As an aspiring sports journalist in the field of data and motor racing, studying a Media and Communication degree on the journalism pathway for two years now, one of the problems I have been having in the last year and a bit in terms of sports news on sports media outlets is the excessive use … Continue reading Is there a “Breaking News” problem in sports news?