So, it’s been an absolutely crazy week for me. A few weeks back I applied to be a content creator for one of my all time favourite brands, Ju Ju Be. I worked really hard on producing a reasonably acceptable video, which with limited knowledge and a bag of nerves was difficult. On top of all that, my MacBook Pro was broken and I had to work with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge mobile phone and an iPad – cue mahoosive tantrums and frustrated tears!
I bought a tripod and light ring to try and make it look professional. Although, I ended up going with natural lighting in the end, always the way! There was a lot of fuss and some angry tears because I couldn’t get the video to upload properly to YouTube. Part of me thought that maybe it wasn’t meant to be, but I was determined to submit something and go for a role I would LOVE to do. You can watch the video >>>HERE<<<
A week or so later, Ju Ju Be announced their final three. I was on there!!! I was gobsmacked! Yes, lots of exclamation marks!!!!!!!! I couldn’t believe it. Anxiety set in immediately though. The video, I kind of only expected Ju Ju Be Europe to see, was now going to go public and be seen by anyone and everyone. Eek! I was up against two other lovely Pink Ladies. By the time I had noticed the short list was out, I was very much third. If I’m honest, I felt totally defeated, but there was a voice inside me saying, “you can do this!” – I held my head up and I rallied around my followers…relentlessly.
After three and a bit days, the vote was finally over, but that wasn’t the end of the stress. Unfortunately for me, the vote closed on Good Friday, which most people will know is a Christian holiday and so most people are off work. The Easter weekend felt looooooong! But, this morning whilst I sat and drank my large and very delicious Chai Latte with the lovely lady that got me into these bags, I found out the news. My phone wouldn’t stop vibrating and I couldn’t stop grinning. I was over the moon!
So, I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for me. This really is a dream come true for me and I really hope I can continue the high quality of vids that we are used to from the other amazing content creators. Alex is buzzing! He cannot wait to do his first official video.
I really look forward to working with you Ju Ju Be. I’m so excited! Thank you for showing belief in me by shortlisting my video and thank you to everyone who voted for me and showed belief in my ability. I’m eternally grateful!