People are so kind and interested in how a languages graduate ended doing what I’m doing.
No amount of reflection can really pin it down for me. I generally make a flippant remark about making it up as I go along and quickly change the subject.
I don’t know how I got here any more than I know what comes next. But when people ask for top tips or advice on getting started, my answer has certainly crystallised. Just say ‘yes’.
Say yes to everything. For as long as you can juggle multiple projects, ideas and be remotely sustainable, just do it.
Saying yes has lead me to meet so many people. At the time many felt random and not ‘on mission’. However, I’ve learnt that there is no such thing.
By being someone who is responsive, positive, solution-focussed and says yes, you get offered new opportunities, introductions and keep learning.
I shall keep saying yes for as long as I possibly can.