Today we share the joy of welcoming in our Writing Wworkshop, our dear ex-student, Júlia Marçal, organizational psychologist and free lancer in a series of enriching initiatives that have been building her singular path in the professional realm.
OE – Júlia, please share with us a life experience that may have been passionate for you throughout your early school years.
JM – What touches us deeply remains recorded not only in our memory but also in our soul. So are the souvenirs I keep while being a student at Colégio Amor de Deus. A very funny episode, that I remember vividly, refers to my experience, while a 6th grader, during a visit to the Lisbon Zoo. As we were having lunch – students and teachers all together – near the monkeys jail, one of the tiny ones, suddenly approached and seized the yoghurt from Mrs Sandra Pedrosa. There was a burst of laughter! l 😊
OE – Could you indicate the main factors that have modelled the original path you have been mapping as an independent professional?
JM – Participating in different kinds of projects, being in touch with a variety of tasks and people have been the main motivating factors so far. Projects as my own book: “A Comida como Almofada Emocional – Why do we eat withouth feeling hungry?” become possible and allow me to put my creativity in practice and make my work known.
OE – Which advices would you give to a young person newly arrived at the job market in order to be guided in this complex world, in the search for a job?
JM – The advice I would give to these young people is to choose a job aligned with their own values and personal interests, as it makes it easier to keep motivated. Another advice would be: don’t stop looking for different and better opportunities, in order to learn new competencies and abilities, which is fundamental in a job market facing constant change.
OE – If you could enjoy two years of financial freedom to survive with a moderate well-being, what activities would you chose to devote yourself. Why?
JM – Under these conditions, I would devote to writing, one of my great passions, as well as to projects related with empowering people at both personal and professional levels.
OE – Thank you, Julia, for accepting to participate in this Edublogs Challenge. And keep up with your joyful comitment and creative work.
Júlia Marçal and Inpi
Author of “A Comida como Almofada Emocional“
and Unforgettable Student at CAD