I felt truly honoured to be a finalist in the innovative campaign the very first Cairns Eye Social Butterfly so to say I had ‘butterflies’ in my tummy is an understatement. The VIP event at the Pacific Hotel Cairns was not dampened by the rain, originally planned to be on the actual rooftop the wet weather option on the pool deck was just as spectacular. Standing beside fellow finalists Drew, Ingrid and Gracyn I was not expecting to hear my name called out by MC’s Illy and Shad from HitFM. After a couple of seconds, the penny dropped (along with my jaw), I’m sorry but there was no controlling my inner woo girl! I won!

The moment we signed the contract (drawn up by Miller Harris) we have hit the ground running. If this week is an indication of the year ahead, sleep is not on the agenda! I have officially enrolled to complete the only nationally accredited Diploma of Social Media Marketing, picked up the keys to my brand new Holden Astra, had intensive photography training with Veronica from Blueclick Photography and a professional photo-shoot with The Cairns Post! To find out what’s happening next, tune in to HitFM and 89.1 community radio each Friday follow Social Butterfly Marketing on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat and of course get your copy of the Cairns Eye.