What did you discover about yourself in Lockdown?
Monday 30th August 2021
It's been a challenging 18 months for small companies. As New View struggled to find business, I decided to put my personal downtime to good use. I had always wanted to write a book, and so I did.
In fact, I ended up by writing 4! A trilogy about a serial murderer set over 3 decades, and another about a lottery winner.
I approached it like a project, with regular, set hours of "work". I used the skills I typically used on a project; research, writing, editing and copywriting (still ongoing!).
It was a great form of escapism from the events of 2020/2021 and kept my skillsets sharp. Preferable to vegetating in front of Netflix and more enjoyable than the painting/ decorating /gardening I had to do to prepare the house for sale.
The next stage is publication. That will be fitted around work commitments as things pick up. I have taken some advice from published authors, so have a plan.
During this period, I have learned a lot about myself too. That I am self-motivated. Tenacious. Imaginative. I enjoy learning new things through research and I'm committed. My Product Marketing career was the right choice!
What have you learned about yourself over the past 18 months?