Disgustingly, hideously obsessed.

I took a day off today. Reason being, I had a job interview in a distant land, and wanted to make a good impression. Read: not arrive at all tired, and not race off in a hurry. Truth is, training usually wakes me up rather than makes me tired but in this case I wanted to be extra-extra sure. And I wanted to leave at the crack of dawn to ensure actually getting there on time (I did. Several hours early.. but it was nice to explore 🙂 and it turned out to be a rather good interview.)

As a result, having arrived home, I have spent a good few hours sitting on my floor:
Pitching an idea to a magazine, tidying up a few articles… annd… googling past race results and analysing them in an exercise in target practice.

This confirms one thing: I am disgustingly, hideosly obsessed.
Now all I have to do is channel the obsession in the right direction and get faster.

That and make sure I learn shorthand and pass all NCTJ examms by 13th December…and find a way of fitting a 20 day internship into less than 20 days in order to get the job from today. Not too much to do then..

I am an NCTJ qualified journalist and copywriter with a year’s worth of experience as a local hack, and just under two years’ of experience working in the marketing department for a highstreet retailer. I currently work at Cycling Weekly, previous to this I was the editor at Total Women's Cycling. I do a little freelance writing alongside my job, and have written for Runner’s World, Triathlete’s World, Sussex Sport, Basingstoke Gazette newspaper, the Brighton Argus, Steve Hart Photography and 2LK Design. I blog to record the activities in my life which I don’t want to forget when I’m old and wrinkly (let’s hope the internet never melts down – but it seems safer than a notebook) – to let old friends and family know what I’m up to, and because I enjoy playing with words. I’m always looking for new projects – and you can email me should you ever need someone with an energetic passion for word doodling. Email: michelle.arthurs@gmail.com Twitter: @RideWriteRepeat Instagram: @RideWriteRepeat

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