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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.

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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.