You won’t believe it either.

You won’t believe it either.

Monday Hustle's Diary

Ok. I gotta to be real here.

This is a little bit effed up. Ok, maybe effed up isn’t the right set of words. It’s just a bit overwhelming. Like, it only feels a bit effed up because of how kind of slightly flippin’ effin’ incredibly mind-blowing it is.

If you follow me on the Facey or the Insty, you’ll know that Friday marked the first anniversary of my last day of work as I knew it. That means that for a year, I’ve been out of a 9-5. For a year, I’ve had no regular paycheque. And for a year, I’ve had to say express-no to expresso (more often at least).

So, if my calculations/chronological-order-of-day-knowledge is correct, that must mean that this Monday happening right now (in other words, today), marks the anniversary of my first official day of unemployment.

Thus, it naturally follows that this Monday right here must be the one year anniversary of my first official day actually living the hustle.



So what?

So this.

Currently, I’m sitting at a conference. 

This is the same conference I was at yesterday (mystery solved as to what I was alluding to on Instagram last night!).

 At the end of this two day conference, I’ll leave having heard 12 speakers, having attended 4 workshops and having seen 2 live demonstrations. I’ll leave knowing more about a broad range of topics ranging from social media to tattoo removal, employment law to melanoma, nutrition to infection control. I’ll leave having done a bit of networking, having broadened my own personal skill base and having been seen by key decision makers.

So what the heck am I doing at this two day conference, which, at face value, doesn’t seem overwhelmingly relevant to the hustle?

Funny you ask.

I’m the MC.

Today, I’m doing one of the things I set out to do when I officially began this journey a year ago. But not only am I doing it.. I’m employed to do it.

Is it just me, or does this seem pretty effin’ unbelievable?!

Take that leap, hustler. It won’t always be easy.. It won’t always be fun.. And it definitely won’t happen overnight. But with a bit of trust, adaptability, belief persistence and determination, chances are that one day? It will happen. 

And that one day might even come even sooner than you think.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to jump on stage to introduce the next speaker. Mic check – and from here – we’re all on! 


See mondayhustle on SnapChat for some insights on how today pans out! 

Written by mondayhustler

  1. You rock Lucy!!!! Hustling is paying off!

    • Aw thanks Melissa!! Slowly but surely, the hustle does seem to be paying off. Hustle on! x

  2. Congratulations on 1 year in the hustle!

    • Thanks so much Megan!! Gosh it goes quick doesn’t it.. xx

  3. That’s awesome Lucy!! I’m super stoked for you, and hopefully it will lead to more! A-maaaazing xx (Nikki @paper+Pen)

    • Aw thank you so much Nikki!! Need these little wins to stay motivated, that’s for sure. Keep up your own awesome hustle!! Love following your journey xx

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