Journalist Kristy Muir always had a passion for writing coupled with a curious nature, but never thought she could make money from being creative.
A circuitous route to university, she left school at 16 at the start of year 12 before working for a couple of years in retail, hospitality and hairdressing.
“I then thought I should complete my schooling with the goal of enrolling at university and moving into a professional career,’’ she says.
Although making it into her first preference program in education, she deferred for a year to travel. When she returned from backpacking solo through Europe, taking photos, meeting amazing people and writing about her experiences, she decided she wanted to be a journalist.
Once she moved across into a Bachelor of Journalism, she was firmly on course to utilise her inherent creativity and build a career in her chosen profession.
“There were so many things I loved about my degree. The

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