I got a job!!!
When I got the chance to chat to Mackenzie Green when he was talking about the influence that Prince had on his as an artist, he said this to me:
"He inspired me to be comfortable with being a creative. As creatives we are looked upon as weirdos, we don't really fit into the norms of society because we tend to see the world through a different lens. Prince was someone who you can feel, and made me feel comfortable just being myself."
He's absolutely right. And now, I see a little where he's coming from when he talks about how lucky he is.
Getting the chance to be a creative and to come up with creative ideas is amazing. It honestly is.
It doesn't matter what the background is, to be given the chance to get your creative juices flowing and put something together is something special.
When I was offered the chance to work at Device Technologies, I immediately was a little sceptical. I didn't know a huge amount about medical technology, nor any of the scientific know-how that came with it.
But, at the same time, to manage digital content AS YOUR JOB, to do your passion, was something that immediately perked my interest.
When I spoke to the man who offered me this, Ross Cooper from Randstad Australia, I made it no secret to him that I was unsure of the position.
He encouraged me to go along and organise an interview though. Having helped put Device Technologies new digital team together, he said that it would be something right up my street, something that actually would open so many opportunities to not just do your field of interest, but to get the creative juices flowing.
So I took a chance, went to the interview, and the moment I arrived there I knew he was right.
Yeah, it was left-field, and yeah, on the surface, it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. And yes, it seemed like such a huge company with so many offshoots and ideas everywhere that it will take me months to go through it.
But it is a creative, exciting environment and an amazing team of fellow creatives who I get to work with. Our job is to shape the footprint of the company for an online, digital future. In the writing, in the design, in the social media aspects, and more, everything matters.
Not only that, but as my new boss Sami said in my interview, the stuff that Device Technologies sells changes peoples' lives to make them better.
I've seen that change first hand. My Dad has technology in our house that comes straight from Device Technologies spinal unit, stuff that makes him able to exercise his legs, to have feeling, and to make his day-to-day life so much easier.
They also supply technology to Sargood on Collaroy, a hotel for spinal patients that my Dad has gone too for the last few years. So I can see the technology that this company has helped with, directly going into making people's lives easier.
What a great place to be! What a vibe! I've seen how much good this technology does to people like my Dad, and now I get to come to work there every day and contribute to that, but at the same time, follow my passion!
Doing what you love can come in many different forms, some of which (particularly like this), I did not expect. But it shows to me that if you work and try hard enough, the opportunities will come. Set your goal, and work towards it, while letting go of how it comes to pass.
It's only been three days, but I've already got a good feeling about this job.
I no longer come home exhausted, but invigorated. I no longer go to work dreading it, but excited for what today will bring. Even that itself is inspiring.
I want to offer a big thanks to Ross for giving me this opportunity, and for Sami and the whole digital team at Device Technologies. I can't wait to get stuck in!