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I can see it now…

17 Apr

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These past few weeks, I have been back to focusing on my career and it’s development. My biggest issue is time. For me it doesn’t pass fast enough, I want to fast forward over these years where I am doing “grunt” work so I can finally get to the job I want. “What is that job?”, you ask. Well, I’m still not exactly sure, but here’s what I do know for right now (and that’s enough):

1. Its a high-level job, where I am the leader (I really like being in charge)

2. I am able to have a work-life balance. Working hard is ok, but I must have my own life (a relationship, family, a dog) as well

3. I get paid extremely well.

4. I enjoy the work I do and find it interesting.

5. I envision this job to be a mix of my current skills in marketing, digital media, and events

Ok great! I have an outline of what the hell I want! WOOOT!! I must express how big an accomplishment this is to finally have it in some sort of writing. So here’s what I am doing to get it:

1. Studying for the GRE. I think a graduate degree (program TBD) will help me achieve my goals. I am a strong believer in formal education.

2. Gaining as much experience as I can in my current job. Assessing my weakness and using this time to work on them.

3. Working on just being happy.

And she’s back!

27 Mar

I’m sorry I disappeared off the face of the blogging world. It’s what I do. I have a tendency to loose interest in something rather quickly, so even though its something I want to do for my self-improvement, I won’t have the motivation.

But I am back and recommitting to blogging! My next post will be about my trip to San Francisco!

Can’t wait to share all my adventures with you!

One year and counting

7 May

First off my apologies for disappearing for a little while. It was quite a challenging few weeks.

Now on to the important stuff. Today marks one year since I graduated from college. I can tell you with a 100 percent certainty that this year has been the hardest in my life. I have struggled with facing the reality of “real life” and the challanges that come with it. For some reason one year ago I had absolutly no it was like this. I like to think of myself as a fairly smart and even worldly woman, but for some reason my future “real life” always held some sort of fantacism, like once I was grown up everything was going to be perfect. Well I think 365 days after starting my real grown up life, I finally got it through my head that my life is never going to look like a picture out of Martha Stewart’s Living. And I am slowly finding that I am ok with that. The other lesson I have finally learned is that you can’t go back. I spent so much of this year thinking about where I would be if only I had known about how hard the present was going to be. I would have taken different classes, done more interships, made other choices. Well, now I have one thing to say to myself..DUH. Anyone would do things differently if they only knew, but that is not possible so stop wishing it was. It doesn’t get anyone anywhere, you only have the present and the future so make those what you want.

Now, all of this is a lot easier said than done. Along with facing reality comes the knowledge that life isn’t going to get easier just because I’ve realized these incredibly important life lessons, but hopefully it will get better with time. I’ve had one year of struggle, but also one year of learning, loving, and living life to be grateful for. Oh, there is one other thing I have figured out, I am impetuous and that is what makes me the woman I am.