• Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

Believe In Yourself And You Can Do ANYTHING


I was told in school by my English teacher that journalism wouldn't be a good fit for me, that I wasn't strong enough.

It knocked my confidence in my ability and I panicked every time I sat an exam

I had Journalism through Irish in DCU down as my first choice on my CEO and I got enough points for it, but it required a B in higher level English - I got a C2.

I cried for a week straight. I missed my results night out and my gums were so swollen from stress I could barely eat.

I thought it was the end of the world.

I accepted my second choice, Communications in DCU and during my three years there I realised that my strengths lied in video and presenting. Still, I knew that the media industry was a difficult one to tap into and I needed to be the best I could be.

I worked and worked. I went on and studied a masters in journalism to ensure no one could ever question my writing ability again. I can't tell you how proud I was the day I found out I was top of the class in my online journalism module.

Here I am now working in journalism. I've found my own style in my writing (it's not perfect but it's me) and I've also been able to use my video and presenting skills to get to where I wanted to be.

Life throws curve balls. We've all had really low points, but these should be seen as a time for growth and positive change.

Put the work in and BELIEVE in yourself.

You can do it. ✨


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