The journey begins

I could hear my heart racing, I turned off the lights and laid down to rest. The last thought I had on my mind before falling asleep was “I am starting a new journey in a career which I am not far from, yet, it feels like I am taking a ride on a rocket to the moon!” – A step through which I will fly from the predictable world towards the unknown space…

Six hours later, I found myself hitting the long road to take on my first-ever drive alone on the freeway to get to my new job. I just became the Social Media Content Coordinator of Trajan Scientific and Medical.

Highway (pixabay)

I have always admired scientists and I’m amazed by the work they do to make our life simpler, healthier and liveable. But I have to admit, I never imagined I would be working with the science and technology gurus before!

So, what made me take this commitment?

Apart from finding the opportunity to overcome my fear of driving on the highways, I was looking for a place to reach my ambitions and develop my career to the next level. Yet, it had to be special somehow, to defeat the guilt I feel whenever I leave my daughter long hours at the childcare center – a type of feeling that most working-mothers would relate to.

Maram Ismail at SBS radio
Maram Ismail at SBS radio

During my previous career with SBS radio and SBSArabic24, I was always keen to write stories that matter to the community. My duty was to inform, educate, inspire and entertain my audience. I covered all types of news – from politics to entertainment. Mostly, I enjoyed writing stories about breakthroughs – success stories of people coming from areas of devastation, working so hard on a new homeland, hoping to peacefully integrate into the Australian society and build a life where their dreams can come true.

For me, it was gratifying. I felt as if I was helping people to tell their stories to either inspire others who share a similar experience, to keep going and give them hope, or to change the perspective that others had about them.

After nearly 6 years on the road with SBS, I drifted to find another unique place where I can tell stories about different issues that also matter to the world – the untold stories of hundreds of people contributing to make the world a better place through science.

Trajan and I found each other in the perfect time and for our relationship to flourish, I have to investigate what makes it different from others.

On this journey, you can imagine, there are so many things to learn about what drives Trajan and its very smart, dedicated and committed people. Few months have passed already, I can feel that this company has me inspired by how a business, truly, can create an impact on the life of so many people around the world.

I will tell you more about what I am learning in science too, and how it relates to our daily life in my next posts.

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49 Replies to “The journey begins”

  1. Don’t forget, the journey is more important than the destination. Looking forward to hearing more.

    1. I agree. Thank you for your interest and for reserving a seat in this journey Mr. Worrall, I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Welcome to the world of Science and thank you for sharing the story of your introduction to this world.
    I’ve lived in this world for quite a while now, and I still find it extremely gratifying to know that the little things I do can actually make a difference to the world I live in.

    1. Thank you, Marcel. I can imagine, it is a world of wonders, and some might call it the arts of magic 🙂

  3. Maram, I am so thrilled and honored to welcome you to the Trajan team. I am so looking forward to following you blog and seeing ourselves from a new and different perspective.

    1. Stephen, I am honoured to be part of your brilliant team. Your encouragement and guidance are inspiring my journey every day. Thank you for giving me the place and all the possible resources to learn and develop in the world of science, and for providing the opportunity for me to take so many people to places they have never visited before.

  4. Stepping out of our comfort zone can only help us to grow! I’ve worked here for a long time and I’m still learning! Good luck on this new phase of your life journey!

    1. Thank you, Kathy. I agree. I will take one step at a time, I have so many great mentors to guide me, and I am grateful.

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  6. First off I want to say excellent blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to
    writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out.
    I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the
    first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted simply just trying
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    1. Hello Cara,

      Thank you for connecting with me. I am glad that you are enjoying the blog.

      May I start by suggesting to try to find an area that interests you. Then you can start by exploring it more, and how it’s related to your life?

      I usually love to start listening to some relaxing and inspiring music before writing my ideas down.

      After you have the main ideas, try to tell a story about it 😊.

      This might not might work the first time, but keep trying!

      Find an inspiring place to write and call it your “home.” 😊

      I hope this helps.

      All the best.

      Maram

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