To boldly go…

#330: An impending new year gives rise to reflection and goal setting. What will your goals for 2015 be? It’s never to early to start thinking about self improvement!

masterclass cloe drawing photo Kjersti Veel Krauss

Good question! Last year, one of my resolutions was to complete WordPress’ 365 Days of Writing Prompts challenge, which I think (minus the odd missed days – thanks Norway press trip!) I’ve managed to achieve.

Since I love self improvement, I’ll no doubt set a quite few various resolutions. Amongst them will probably be – to travel abroad at least twice (I’ve never had two holidays in one year); to finally move into London (it’s been a dream ever since I started working in central back in 2012); to progress in my career – whether it be in magazines/publishing, video editing/presenting/producing or even PR; to take part in more video interview/junkets and video projects; and no doubt to learn something new – whether it be mastering photography, finally learning British Sign Language through official tuition or even taking classes on a particular video editing software… I just love being a sponge!

Image of myself with Head of Character Animation for How To Train Your Dragon 2, Simon Otto: Kjersti Veel Krauss

About page for the future

#313: Write the About page for your blog in 10 years.

Hi everyone!

My name is Chloe and I travel the globe as a professional junket interviewer! Every day brings something different, as you’d expect from such an air mile increasing lifestyle! I also continue to freelance for both Souper Media and DJAW Designs as I have done over the past decade. I wanted to share my many adventures and general shenanigans with my fellow bloggers, who have shown such great support and encouragement towards me for so many years!

I hope you enjoy my work and please do feel free to leave comments, as I love constructive feedback!

You can still find me here: –

LinkedIn

My digital portfolio

Twitter

Pinterest

Rolling stone

#188: If you could live a nomadic life, would you? Where would you go? How would you decide? What would life be like without a “home base”?

Ugh. Press day! Don’t get me wrong, I love the increased responsibility of proofreading the magazine from cover to cover and seeing my suggested changes being used, I just wish my job title would reflect the work I actually do. Anyway, back to topic, this is why my post is being published so late today – I didn’t get a lunch break/a spare five minutes to write it, so I may have to start writing them the night before…

So prompt 188… As much as I’d like to lead a nomadic lifestyle, I have too many sentimental objects in my life to not have a home base. Plus, if I put things like that into storage in order to travel, potentially abroad, I’d forever worry about if my locker (or whatever they’re referred to) was safe and not ransacked, burnt or flooded. I know. I worry too much about certain physical possessions. But hey, who knows what the future holds – I could be living out of a single backpack by the end of the year!

Clean slate

#13: Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?

Well, taking into consideration that I write my weekday blog posts during my lunch break, the room I find myself in is not lived in as such, in the same sense as someone living in a home … there certainly isn’t a bed anywhere to be seen! However, it is evident that during the daylight hours it is very much lived in, with its worn seats and overflowing bookcase. In terms of location, it is situated on the second floor and the windows to the room are inward facing in the fact that the building is curved (imagine a Hula Hoop cut in half) and this room is on the inside, only revealing a generic courtyard-style seating area below and the other side of the building … so this truly could be anywhere! I notice that there are also a lot of magazines everywhere, so either the inhabitant really likes collecting this one specific magazine or this is the birthplace and HQ of this brand. The desk I choose to sit at is very neatly organised, with a very well equipped stationary pot to the right of the mac containing everything a hard worker could possibly need and what seems to be a very useful in-tray. Aside from the items just mentioned, a seemingly brand new notepad only containing a half completed to do list graces the desk, clearly showing the inhabitants dedication and focus to achieve.