100 Strangers Project - 23/100 / by Michael Pung

So I met this lovely lady over a week ago, down the road from the British Museum.  Now, I'm kicking myself that I've left it this long to make this post because to be frank... I've forgotten her name!  But she comes from the Shire- which is an area of Australia south of Sydney.  She's currently working in media as a production assistant and is currently enjoying her time here and her career.  Here is a snippet of our conversation:

What are you proudest of?

My relationship with my close family, where I've gotten in my career and the chances I've taken so far.  I don't know, I'm not a very confronting person, so moving countries and doing crazy things have taken me out of my comfort zone.

Do you have any regrets?


Everything that I've decided to do I've kind of thought, I'm thankful that I've got there.  All of the things that have happened in the last two and a half years, a lot of them were huge decisions- staying over here (in London) and at one point I was choosing between going to Spain and taking a chance on a two week internship and that's landed me a really great job.

It was a huge step because I was going to go home and all of my plans were to... spend a few months travelling, do just bar-tending work or au pairing or something, get a bit of cash and go home. And instead someone was like, "Oh yeah, do you want to be a temp here? Can't promise you a job at the end of it," and that, ended up being a year an a half job, which landed me the production job that now is the beginning of my career.

Thank you very much for taking part in the project and keep taking those chances!