When living in London for over 4 years one of the things you do is picking up the Time Out at your local Tube station every Tuesday. It's a no brainer like keeping on the right on an escalator or rolling your eyes when yet another tourist gets out the bloody selfie-stick. Every couple of years Time Out does a special readers issue, which is really cool, because it makes it personal and you have the opportunity to contribute.
I applied after a friend send me the link and all but forgotten about it until 3 weeks ago I got an email from one of the editors. I took some photos for them regarding an interview for the property section. I'm really proud that they chose me and that I got the opportunity to contribute to a magazine I'm an avid reader of.
Here is to more opportunities like this!