Welcome! (Week 1)

Hello world!

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to any and all readers of my new blog which is dedicated to the trials and tribulations (and by that I mean university homework) of New Communication Technology. But before we indulge in the interesting stuff I must digress and tell you a bit about me. That’s me below in Barcelona!

So basically, I’m a first year university student at Griffith University on the sunny Gold Coast. I’ve been living here since I was four and half and went to St.Hilda’s School just around the corner my whole life. YES, it is an all girls’ school and before you ask any more, I LOVED it and wouldn’t change my schooling experience for anything. I work in the theme parks; at Movie World as a ride operator and at Australian Outback Spectacular as a waitress. It’s hard work, but it’s a lot of fun. And at the risk of sounding cliche, the tourism/hospitality industry is very rewarding. The people you meet and the satisfaction you get from making someone’s day is irreplaceable.

Last year, I went exploring all over Europe during my gap year. When I wasn’t working at a boarding school in a small country town in England I was off here, there and everywhere adventuring and making the most of the proximity of other cultures in Europe. Although it was the best year of my life, so far, unfortunately now I have caught the travel bug. My sights are set on working in the ski fields in Canada this coming summer (their winter) and I’m already in the process of applying for a university exchange for 2013! When I turn 21 I would like to compete in the Amazing Race with my best friend, and after that we want to be Topdeck Tour Leaders in Europe before our lives get too serious. So I guess you could say things are looking pretty exciting!

Currently I’m studying a double degree; A Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Communications. I chose this program because I had no idea, and still have no idea, what kind of career I want to have… much less what kind of person I aspire to be! But I’m a firm believer in the learning process and the journey along the way. What I’m trying to say is that I think everything happens for a reason and hopefully I’ll manage to find my “dream job” during that process. Until then, I’ll take part in any and all university life to get a taste of life. Next on the agenda- Australian University Games in Adelaide!

I’m always determined and self-motivated, always remaining positive and optimistic. These characteristics along with a humble integrity are what make me an individual and also a good asset to any organisation. I know that sounds like a big gee-up about me, but I thinks it is always important to acknowledge the things that make you a value to society, the things that you’re proud of; apart from my dashing looks and charisma of course (kidding!). I’m always up for a laugh and won’t do anything without giving 100% effort. I’d like to think I can find the sunshine and the fun in any situation. As a consequence, I’m always smiling, laughing and enjoying myself. I’m not sure if this has anything to do with horoscopes and all that (I’m a Cancer by the way) but I do get pretty superstitious so I like to keep the positive energies flowing. Anyway, I’m always here to chat and always keen to socialise so don’t be a stranger (honestly, I’m friendly and don’t bite)!

I’ll be using this blog to explore key concepts which we cover in the New Communication Technology subject as well as giving personal insights and creating interesting posts.

As Truman would say “Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!”

Catch you later cats and kittens,

Anneleise xx

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