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.

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One Response to “Is it a bad thing?”

  1. Viki March 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    Wait…YOUR dad called YOU “impetuous?!” BWHAHAHAHAHHAHA! There’s some saying about an apple and a tree….!

    Hillary, I think this is all part of growth. There are some people who know exactly what they want to do with their lives right away and then there are some who decide to be an Executive Assistant to an “Impetuous” executive because they fear they might not like anything else or excel in anything else. This is all part of your journey. Some smart, tall, dude (you happen to look like) once declared “I have the right to change my mind!” So change it girl! Go conquer the world.

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