Editor’s note: This is part of a series highlighting member stories on SkillPages. Valentina is following her dream of a more creative life with the help of SkillPages.
My name is Valentina Squitieri, I’m Italian but currently living in Bristol to train as an aerial circus performer. Before this life, I came from a physics background, having done a Masters in Physics with Astrophysics. That was a very intense, fascinating experience that I will never forget, but in truth I found myself craving a more creative and physical career.
This new life as a performer is fantastic, non-stop training in the physical, emotional, and creative spheres. It’s helping me find the self-confidence I never had. I believe it’s never too late to chase after long lost dreams, and this is exactly what SkillPages is allowing me to do.
Exploring Other Skills
I am predominantly using SkillPages to look for performing opportunities to further enhance my training, but have also included myself as a beginner in other skill categories – such as modelling and illustrating. I’ve only been a member for a few weeks but I’ve found several really interesting opportunities and already been on one fashion shoot, with several more on the horizon.
My first experience was fantastic, I met some really interesting people and I can’t wait to do more. I love that I am now exploring other hobbies I’ve always been passionate about but never had much time or courage for.
My advice: don’t get in your own way with preconceptions of what you can and can’t do – you never know until you try! And why not use SkillPages to do it :)