I promise I did not fall off the face of the earth this past month.

If you follow my blog, you’ll notice that I’ve not posted anything up in exactly one month. I’m sorry and I swear I’ve got a good reason – I accepted a job. It all happened really quick. I started working a week after the interview.

I’ve been working with TrekkSoft, a software company for tour and activity companies, for just over four weeks now and it’s been great. I’m part of the marketing team and am responsible for content creation to grow our inbound traffic (sorry, I didn’t mean to turn this into a LinkedIn profile). So what I do is precisely what I’ve been doing over the past few months, writing and writing and editing images and writing some more. There’s only so much a person can write so I decided to put this blog aside for a while to focus on my adult job.

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This is how much of an adult I’ve become. Also, this is a pretty accurate depiction of the females in the marketing team. I’m Mulan of course.

My job has been great so far. I’m working with Lucy Fuggle Foo (that’s what I call her, or sometimes just Fuggle Foo) on creating interesting content, a great friend I met from university. She’s someone I probably annoyed the hell out of when we first met. The rest of the marketing team is great and the culture at the company is even better. I’ve been given the space to experiment and try new things and learn quite a few more things along the way.

I introduced SPOTLIGHT, which is a series of long form posts where we feature tour and activity companies, inspiring adventurers and business wizards. I love that I get to interview them, either through Skype or through email because it makes me feel like a proper journalist and my inner journalist voice sounds like Starlee Kine from Mystery Show or Nazanin Rafsanjani. So even though I’ve not been travelling much, I’m still meeting a lot of new people and learning about the world, albeit in a slightly different way.

The reason I’ve not been able to keep up this blog is also because I work hard. I hate giving 90% when I know I can give 200%. But that also leaves me exhausted at the end of each day and makes me want to vegetate on a couch while binge watching Girls (I’m falling in love with Lena Dunham more and more after each episode. Also, check out her podcast Women of the Hour, it’s AMAZING).

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I went on a food and culture walking tour on my first work Friday. This was me taking the fresh milk test.

After taking a break for a month to get used to the groove of things (nobody says that anymore, I’m sorry you had to read that), I think I’m ready to come back to Next Train Out. I miss being candid and potentially politically incorrect. I miss putting GIFs into blog posts and I really miss telling you guys about my silliness. I have a whole list of ideas that I want to start working on for this blog and I want to make it great.

Like my new found idol Lena Dunham, I too am incredibly compulsive. When I’ve got ideas in my head, I need to let them out, like farting. So to prevent myself from burning out, I’ve decided to post on Next Train Out once a week, not every three or four days like I used to. I can’t tell you which day exactly because I’m not that sort of organised person. What I can tell you is that I am truly excited for what is to come and I hope that you are too.

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Sorry, I got carried away.

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