Last week I had the shocking news that my job was to be made redundant. I was distraught. I’m only a few months away from applying for permanent residency of Australia, not to mention working in an industry where print is on the decline and jobs come up once in a blue moon. But I was in luck. The stars were shining on me and despite the roller coaster of emotions that I went through I in fact managed, through hard work, determination and a bit of good fortune, to come out of it with a better role and a more stable-looking future. It just goes to show that you shouldn’t just accept things, if you want to change them then go for it. Don’t wallow in self pity, fight for yourself. We all deserve the best, and if we’re not going to speak up for ourselves, then who is?