Archive | February, 2011

Is it a bad thing?

28 Feb

One night I was in the kitchen speaking with my dad about my future and career, as we do almost any night we spend time together. I had once again announced that I was changing my career path, this time to be an editor in the publishing industry. This outburst that I wanted to be something new when I grew up would have been well accepted if I was 10 years old, but alas I am not, I am 22. As a recent college graduate that studied theater, secure about the idea wanting to go into the arts up until the very day of graduation, I have changed my career path at least 6 times in the last 10 months.

Now let me explain, when I say changed my career path, I mean changed the idea of what I want to do in the future, not necessarily bouncing from job to job. However,  I have had a steady stream of internships and flubbed interviews to help me discover my future path. This includes working with a unestablished fashion PR company, assisting Eva Longoria’s friend with charity events, working bar and bat mitzvah’s as an event coordinator, the worst interview of my life with Live Nation where I almost yelled out “I don’t know why I want to go into marketing!” when asked, to my most recent internship at a magazine where I currently work as a receptionist.

So here is the ongoing list of possible careers I have considered in the last 10 months.

1. Publicist

2. Event Coordinator

3. Marketing Account Executive

4. Stage Manager

5.  Back to Marketing Account Executive

6. Editor/ Journalist

So you can see that with my most recent announcement to my father that I now want to go into the publishing industry, not known for it’s current stability, that my dad exclaimed that I was incredibly impetuous! And I agree, but whoever said that was a bad thing?

So I invite you to join me as I sort through all of my passions and find my way in this world, and all the ups and downs that will happen along the way.