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.
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.
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.