I'm one of those people who went to college for Communications. Laugh if you will, the broad degree that can take you anywhere. After school, I had some jobs that were fun, some that made me some great money, and others that taught me life lessons. As I got older, I felt the need to validate myself and my degree and found myself trying to find my way in this world.
I was determined to find something that made me happy and kept me smiling from 9 to 5 because let's face it- we spend more time at work than we do at home. I've worked for large corporate companies and locally owned businesses but couldn't give up on finding my home away from home.
It's not easy to figure out what you want to do with your life...I don't care what anyone tells you. It's okay to change careers. It's okay to stand up for what you believe in. It's okay if you come home crying every day because you're miserable at work. I don't think it's fair to be unhappy, but don't let someone tell you that you shouldn't cry...because sometimes that's just what you need to do. Cry. Pick yourself up. Move on. Work hard.
A year and a half ago an opportunity came my way at a local salon and spa that I was a client of. I took the position and went to work like I always do...110% in from the start. I'm not here to pat myself on the back, but I want to let you know something about me... I don't do anything with an "easy breezy" attitude. I'm fierce, I'm motivated and I'm ambitious. If you tell me I'm not doing something right I'm going to show you that I can do it and turn your thoughts about me right around.
I love my job and never thought I would get the chance to work somewhere so fun, so beautiful, and with such passionate people who share their talents in fun ways every day. As this blog has grown, so has my desire to do more, not just with this space...but with my life. I want to live my passion, show the world what I have to offer and put my ideas out there to see what happens with crazy dreams mix with real life. I had to communicate my love for what I do and transfer that over to my workplace.
A few weeks ago I was offered a position at my current employer being the Social Media Director & Event Coordinator and I couldn't be happier. I'll be staying in my current Managerial role and taking this over as well and I am amped for the change. You know how I love events and I get to be working with all the beautiful brides who come in to share their special day with us, so that is going to be so exciting especially since I sort of miss wedding planning (yes, I'm crazy).
I couldn't be more excited to grow my career at a place I love and with people who believe in me and what I have to bring to the business. I already have so many great things in my head and can't wait to see where this new opportunity takes me in this business. Incorporating my love for the Social Media world and event planning in to my daily position is going to do good things for my soul.
Everyone has a purpose. You have a path. If you're not quite sure where it's leading you at first...I encourage you to never give up and see where it takes you. There's beautiful things ahead for all of us.