My name is Katie Turnbull and I have a love for sharing my experiences with travel, food and topical discussions. I am currently a Media and Communications student majoring in Marketing and Advertising and minoring in PR at the University of Wollongong. Follow my blog and learn all about the pressing issues of a youthful Communications student!
My Twitter is: @katieturnbull95
To understand what I am about and what I wish to do with my future self, please take a look at what I have to say.
My name is Katie and I am originally from Manly, Sydney. For the past two years I have been living in Wollongong, about 2 hours down South from Sydney. Although, Wollongong the city isn’t too far off from where I was living before, both suburbs are right on the beach where I can ride my bike and do my lifesaving whilst being close to the shops!
Growing up in a family that adores sport, making specific reference to rugby league (Manly Sea Eagles), I have been raised to likewise be a fan! I have an older brother, who I admire continuously and has taught me how to live a fulfilling and traveled life. He works in marketing/sales for Canon and likewise enjoys surfing, pets and being outdoors! I am very close with all my family, and my Mum and Dad are my most inspirational figures in my life, guiding me into what I truly want to do with myself and supporting me in every single way. My Mum is a high-school teacher and my Dad is a nurse and has his own wine business. I speak to them at least once a day and as I grow older, our relationship has become one of friendship and laughter, but truly my bestfriends. My family is small, with only having 2 cousins and 1 step cousin and one friendly blue-eyed cat, but we all are so close and would do anything for eachother!
Other than living a life of leisure, blogging, studying, eating out, going to bars and tanning myself silly, I regard my present situation as stimulating and adventurous. As I am sure you can gather, I love exploring and discovering new places and meeting new people. As I said earlier, I am having one of the best experiences in my life and this may be due to the fact that ‘University’ comprises of a lot of drinking, tanning at the beach, swimming, face-timing friends back home and being with my new-found friends.
In the future, who knows where I will be. Because I certainly don’t and if I don’t, then no-one else can direct me until I figure it out. I am hoping that somewhere down the track I can travel extensively, living in different countries and learning more about varied cultures and myself, so I can gain a better understanding of the world around us and not just the 1st world country that we live in. From here, maybe in the area of PR and advertising or radio or television presenting, but for now, the first obstacle is uni and we can take it step-by-step from there.
As I am doing a Bachelor of Media and Communications, I found it paramount that as we progress into this world, as face-to-face communication is continuously decreasing and online technologies erupt, that we delve into this concept and make adaptations to the way we connect physically.
In conclusion, I hope my readers can get a better understanding of what I am about. And, to bring this blog to a close, I leave with you a quote from Robert Cohen, a former student, “If you feel that you have both feet planted on solid ground, then the university has failed you”. This is a beauty of a quote, but one that has me checked in reality and a family quote that whenever anything gets tough, “Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start again”.