Hi and thank you so much for taking the time to read The Chronicles of Carly. I started The Chronicles of Carly in late 2017 with the intention of sharing my experiences as a go-getting gal with the other go-getters out there. But before you binge-read my blogs, it is only fair that I tell you a little bit about myself first.
So hi, as you probably guessed, my name is Carly. I am a 20-something gal living in Brisbane, Australia. I have four-eyes, a caffeine addiction, and a severely grumpy cat. My time is split between Ronin Marketing (yes, I am part of the rat race), The Chronicles of Carly and one very hot country boy.
I am a very lucky person in that I love my job (even when it has been a sh*t week). To me, as much as work-life balance sounds appealing, I am more drawn to a work-life integration setup. This could be because of my inability to turn my brain off and my incessant need to keep learning and striving for more. I studied a Bachelor of Media & Communications majoring in entrepreneurship at QUT and I hope to one day (soon) start the fun road of completing my Masters. If you want to know who inspires me in as the Queens of Work-Life Integration and general kick-assery than look no further than Emma Isaacs & Lorraine Murphy.
“It’s the risks, the fear, the unexpected, the fun – that ultimately define who we are and the impact we make.” – Emma Isaacs
In my personal world, I was raised by my fabulous mum who taught me everything I know about money. She raised my brother and me on less money than I am earning now (the fact that I felt we never went without amazes me to this day). My money knowledge and work ethic come directly from witnessing her hustle when I was younger. At the ripe old age of 21 I was studying full time and working full time when purchased my first property (a little one-bed unit)) and was diagnosed with clinical depression. Safe to say it was a busy 12 months and I learned an insane amount about myself and I want to share that with you.