Finally Saying Yes

It’s been a while since I have blogged like this – by that I of course mean me pouring out my thoughts to my followers in a non-poetic manner – and I am afraid that this post will come across as rusty or lacking in fibre. At least I can say that I am getting back on the good old blog writing train and being productive. A lot has happened since we last met, my trusty friends and I won’t spare a single detail (well maybe a couple…) 2015 has been fantastic so far in almost all aspects of my life, but the near future may hold an exciting life changing experience to make 2015 “the year that it all began” – and we all know I want that.

Yes it is time I jumped back on to this band wagon and write something that isn’t poetry. What has been happening? Well I have started saying “YES” to the correct opportunities and “NO” to the things that will just drag me down and make me feel like I am achieving nothing. These past few months have been very busy with my University work placement, new friendships, essays and Art Gallery events, I may have tired myself out a little too much, but I wouldn’t change a second of it. In fact I even got to experience being TOO BUSY, which was almost unheard of before 2015 (and now I am hooked to the feeling).
For my university work placement I got to spent 6 weeks gaining footage to eventually come together to create a promotional style video for the BP Student Tutoring Scheme in Aberdeen. I can honestly say that it was one of my favourite experiences to date. Between meeting new friends and wonderful colleagues, filming and editing I got completely lost in the world of creative working…and I loved it. I almost feel humbled after the whole experience as my life slowly slips back in to normality and I realise that creativity in the workplace is not part of my every day life as I would like it to be. This is something I hope to have achieved by the end of next year – if not this year – it’s almost saddening how much I miss the placement already despite only finishing it about a week ago.
As all of the above was going on I was also preparing for one of the last ever events in the Aberdeen Art Gallery as it stands now. The gallery is now closed for renovation and I was part of a fantastic team that got to create activities to add to a much larger event. The event was After Hours: Extreme Makeover. Once again creativity in the work place was highly prominent during this and now that it’s all over I sorely miss it. My activity for the event was “Tours with a Twist” which was a self guided tours for guests to enjoy, I was in a team of three and we all assumed characters for the night and gave people riddles to figure out in order to get them to explore more of the gallery. I had a strong impact on what the characters were for this event and worked really hard to get it all correct. Overall the event was a huge success and over 800 people turned up.
With all this going on and a lack of university classes (due to placement – NOT skipping classes) I was assured that creative work is what I was made to do. Entertainment is where I am supposed to be so that I can help people get away from the stresses of their every day life. With this in mind I hope to gain a job with in the entertainment business soon because I can already feel my creativity being neglected.
How have you been? Please comment below, share your stories.

Author: Jodie Paterson

I'm Jodie Paterson, a 24 year old Edinburgh based blogger! Born and raised in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire, I quickly grew a passion for writing, photography and many other creative ventures due to the beautiful Scottish landscapes that surrounded me, and I'm now 5 years in to my blogging journey and still absolutely loving it!

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