Some time ago I’ve heard a saying: “It might take a year, it might take a day, but what is meant to be will always find a way”. I have no idea who said this, but now I know that this applies to me perfectly.
Today, after 3 years of being a “blogger” or “writer” or whatever other description applies best to what I’m doing, I can honestly say that all my efforts have not been in vain. Words don’t come easy. It’s a very true statement and everyone knows that.
To be honest, people who write know this very well. Regardless of your profession, at some stage you probably had to write a summary, a longer e-mail, an elaborate request or maybe even a testimonial letter. Having the pressure of “word limit” in your head, you probably counted every single symbol that you’ve put on paper. As we all know, each syllable, every word and all sentences matter for the final result. It is a pretty hard-to-do process and it takes a bit of time, vocabulary and inspiration. I have to say, it’s not easy.
I’ve never considered writing as a profession and I know I am not there yet. I still have a lot to learn and a lot to read. At least, my grammar is getting better, or that’s what my English friends tell me (hope they’re not just being polite).
I’ve started writing this blog in 2013. I’ve made friends, I’ve earned some decent testimonials and reviews and mainly, I’ve learned a lot from this new online life. It’s very rewarding, especially when you write from the heart and people get to know you better and appreciate your work.
Growing and learning so much over the years, I’ve managed to help others build their confidence and start writing and reading again. I’ve showed them how rewarding and how much writing helps. It heals wounds, it helps when you’re sad and when you miss someone. It makes you picture and re-live your happiest moments and it brings a certain sparkle to your life. It’s like taking pictures, but instead of a single blink, you write exactly what you feel, you put everything on paper (or in a Word doc). It captures the beauty of everything: a moment in time, a feeling, a desire, a heart-beat and so much more – those who write understand exactly what I mean.
My biggest accomplishment is that writing has helped me improve people’s professional life as well. Since I’ve started Résumé Yourself, I’ve helped people from all over the world. I’ve made friends and created long-lasting relationships with all of them. They trust me and I trust them. The best part of this is that I get to create a very personal and adequate image for each of them, an image that promotes and basically advertises their accomplishments, in order for them to get noticed.
All this is done by using words. Words that just come together to better describe a person and the talents, abilities, skills and experience that person has. Some people, being caught in their routine forget how wonderful they are, that’s why I always ask a few questions about their private life, about their professional life and about their desires. This way I get to know my clients better and I can create a mirror to better portray what kind of persons they are.
It is very rewarding and it makes me very happy when people say: “you’ve described me exactly as I would have, if I had the courage to do it”. People forget how wonderful they are and that’s why I know my way of writing changes their perspective completely. It’s a way for them to show-off, in a good way. 🙂
Hopefully, in a year or so, I will get to change more lives and bring more happiness in people’s professions. I know that using the proper wording, people will achieve more and climb a ladder that will make them see the world in a better way.
Life has a funny way of putting puzzle pieces together. My love for reading and writing, combined with my way of helping and giving advice to people, has brought me to pursue a career I haven’t considered before. How amazing is this? I have to combine words, passion and profession with talent, personality and experience to get the perfect description of a person and their attributes.
Don’t forget: If you need help, just send me a text and I will gladly review your CV!