This is a great question since I tend to adopt a “go with the flow” approach so everything seems quite inconsequential… until I reflect on it! After I graduated with my first degree in Psychology back in 2009 (yes… job searching after the financial crisis was no fun!) I took on a few roles as an executive assistant for financial firms in Hong Kong, which is when at some point I realised (apart from missing London) that I really wanted to further my education into Business / Organisational Psychology.
After months of applications and being accepted into a few programmes, I was offered a 3 month maternity leave cover at a reputable firm. They were an awesome company and I had learnt alot from the team, so when they offered to extend my contract, which meant that I had to defer my Masters for another year, it was a no brainer and I said yes. Little did I know about the red tape and policies of a corporate business, as it transpired that there wasn’t a headcount budget from HQ so after starting as my “first day” as a perm…I had to say goodbye to the team. It was quite gutting for me at the time, but a few weeks later I had packed up my bags back to London to study Masters, applying for my Entrepreneur Visa, whilst working in my first agency role … and the rest is history!