I hope you’re all staying safe and having a great day!!! I’m here with my friend Chloe Lauren, you may or may not know her, as she used to have a blog here, on wordpress.
AND NOW SHE’S BACK TO BLOGGING!!!! Click here to check out her blawg asdwhfthgbkjl
She interviewed me some years ago (4 to be precise), link here btw, and we were working on a collab for my blog, lol but for some reason we never got to finish it 😂😂 So recently I asked her if I could interview her, especially because there’re many aspects of her life I’m really interested in and I think you might be too 😊
So enough of the talking and let’s start this!
Social Distancing and Working from Home w/ Chloe!
How do you deal with social distancing?
First of all, thanks for inviting me back to your blog after what feels like an eternity.
To answer your question, it’s been trial and error.
At first it seemed I was lost by the idea. I had no idea what to do with myself apart from exercise.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still working so it’s ok in that sense, but I didn’t have anything else, except now. I used some of the time to get my blog back up and running. I’m quite proud of the progress and if you don’t mind me plugging, my comeback post is now live.
Oh and I’ve been reading as well. Can’t forget that!
What’s your job and what’s your favorite thing about it?
I’m a Digital Marketing Executive which means I help businesses grow online using different means of advertising. In fact, elements of it include blogging and social media.
My favourite part? Oh that’s simple. I get to be creative. It’s why I was desperate to get into this field in the first place. In fact it was partly my blog that enabled me to get my job!
What was your first job?/ Is this your first job?
Actually this is my first proper paid job. Obviously I did volunteer work prior which helped prepare me confidence wise, but it wasn’t a job job if you get what I mean?
What do you think is your job’s biggest responsibility?
Probably the client facing stuff. Obviously the intention is always to make the best impression you can so it’s in your head everything has to be perfect which can be stressful. I’m also not the greatest at reading situations so sometimes I have to really think before I speak in a meeting. It’s taken a lot of self discipline!
How different is it from how it was now that you’re working from home?
Honestly I thought it would be difficult to get used to. On the first day I actually found it to be the opposite. I ended up getting more done than usual. I have been known to talk a lot so possibly my own fault in the office.
Saying that though, I am beginning to miss the social aspect of being around my colleagues. It’s weird just speaking to them every morning on a video chat.
What was your dream job as a child and why?
Growing up, I always told people I wanted to find a job which allowed me to write. I loved it. For some reason putting pen to paper always gave me quite the buzz, especially at low points.
I had a lot of doubters though who were quick to squash that dream at any means necessary.
But in the job I do now, majority of it is writing so…who’s laughing now?
Because we first met when you were still a teen and I was friends with you when you got your first job, I wanted to ask you this question: was it hard for you to go from being a student to go in the real world?
No and I will tell you why (obviously).
Before getting my first job, I had already been out of school for at least a year, when I left sixth form due to Mental Health reasons.
In that time I was basically already being thrown into the real world. I really had to grow up. I started forcing myself to get out to fight my own insecurities and then started my volunteer work which I still do now. It helped!
What’s your advice for someone who got their first job?
It’s going to feel surreal for a while, especially if this job has literally happened for the person straight from school, maybe even if they were like me and it was a year later actually.
It’s ok to be nervous. I was scared to death, but if you’re in the right workplace with the right people, you will be looked after. No one expects you to be an expert in everything. It’s a learning process, just like everything. You just have to take each day as it comes and grow with the job role!
What’s your advice for someone who’s having problems with staying at home?
I am in no means qualified for this just putting this out there, but I really think it’s about keeping your mind active. It sounds easier said than done. Once I gave myself a planned routine, getting up each morning became much more bearable. Apart from that, all I can say is, don’t forget to keep in touch with friends and family. It’s hard enough we can’t see them face to face, but it doesn’t mean we have to lose contact. Hearing someone familar’s voice really makes a difference!
Share your thoughts with me!
How is your social distancing going? Are you in school? Do you have a job? How are you dealing with them? Tell meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as we enjoyed making it! Thank you Chloe for being hereeeeeee!!!!!! I hope you all have an amazing day/night and I’ll see you next time!